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Atop Mount Entoto in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1 week ago 2 minute read joshman $0.22 tipped

For this blog post we return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  For such a large city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia doesn't have a whole lot to offer in terms of tourist activities.  You could see most of what the city has to offer in just a few days. Mount Entoto,...

Serene Karura Forest In Nairobi, Kenya (Part 1)

3 weeks ago 1 minute read joshman $0.21 tipped

Karura Forest is an urban park in the Gigiri area of Nairobi. It is near the United Nations compound. Luckily, it is within walking distance of where I've been living for the past two months. One of my favorite activities here has been exploring the...

Serene Karura Forest In Nairobi, Kenya (Part 2)

2 weeks ago 2 minute read joshman $0.11 tipped

Check out my previous blog from Karura Forest in case you missed it. Karura Forest is currently ranked #4 of the top attractions in Nairobi on Tripadvisor. As I stated in part 1, it's a great spot to relax, read a book, get some exercise, or meditate...

Teenage Pregnancy Not Just Statistics

4 weeks ago 2 minute read fredkese $0.07 tipped

I've been at the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Mampong since morning because my mum will be having a surgery today. The hospital was named after Tetteh Quarshie, the first man to plant cocoa in Ghana. He brought it from Fernando Po (hope I got t...

Showcase Sunday: Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro

4 weeks ago 3 minute read joshman $0.14 tipped

Back in 2015, while living and working in Africa, I decided to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. At 5,895m, or 19,341 feet Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. It is located in the beautiful coun...

Exploring Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya (Part 2)

7 Oct 2019 1 minute read joshman $0.26 tipped

ELEPHANTS!!!! You may not know this about me, but elephants are my absolute favorite animal. Don't believe me? I even have an elephant tattoo to prove it! In any case, they are among my favorite animals to view in the wild, even though it's fairly ea...

Atop The Hudad Plateau, Ethiopia (Part 2)

18 Sep 2019 2 minute read joshman $0.09 tipped

If you missed my previous post, Hiking To Hudad Plateau, Ethiopia (Part 1), please give that a visit before proceeding. Once we reached the Hudad plateau, we had the opportunity for some well-deserved rest. This included some fasting-friendly lunch...

Hiking To Hudad Plateau, Ethiopia (Part 1)

18 Sep 2019 2 minute read joshman $0.13 tipped

After the short hike to Ashetan Maryam (Saint Mary) Monastery, we continued on towards Hudad Plateau, a 3200m high mountaintop at the edge of the Simien Mountains. The day was still very overcast and at times a thick fog would roll in. The hike itsel...

Exploring Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya (Part 3)

9 Oct 2019 1 minute read joshman $0.18 tipped

In case you missed them, check out my previous blogs from Ol Pajeta Conservancy. This is my final installment of the series, where I'll show some lesser appreciated animals from the preserve. We saw quite a bit for a such a short trip, but regrettabl...

The Debre Birhan Selassie Church, Ethiopia

29 Sep 2019 2 minute read joshman $0.35 tipped

In case you missed them, please be sure to check out my previous blog posts from the northern Ethiopian cities of Gondar and Lalibela. Debre Birhan Selassie is located in Gondar, Ethiopia, and built during the reign of Iyasu II in the 18th century. I...