Category Archive: Africa

Marabou Stork, The Unofficial National Bird of Uganda

Marabou Stork is often referred to as Unofficial National Bird of Uganda. Every time I visit the country known as the Pearl of Africa, I would see this bird species almost everywhere in… Continue reading

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Let Me Take You To The Remote Parts of Kivu

It was in March 2013. I was replying some emails from clients when my supervisor came into my office. He just did regular random inspection to ten camps under his supervision. I handled… Continue reading

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Cape Town Spoiled Me With So Many Bays

It is weekend. Summer time. You are in Cape Town, what are you going to do? Visiting beaches or bays (how they call it in Cape Town) in Cape Town would not spoil… Continue reading

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Bonobo, The Forgotten Primate

Once upon a time. It was Easter holiday, and we had long weekend. Most of everybody we knew was out of the country, but us. Three of us (Luna, Sari, and I) were… Continue reading

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I Survived One Night in the Sahara Desert

Spending a night in the Sahara desert was my major travel bucket list when I was in Morocco.  I was not a camping person, and I even did not want to think how… Continue reading

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Enjoying Colorful Plants at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Situated on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is a home for almost nine thousands species of plant. The garden is also known as one of the greatest botanical gardens in… Continue reading

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Jemaa El Fna, The Heartbeat of Marrakesh

“Why did you choose Marrakesh for your last visit?” Leila, my compartment mate in my train journey from Tangier to Marrakesh asked me. “I just save the best for last,” I answered shortly.… Continue reading

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Witnessing Cape Town From The Top of Table Mountain

Second day in Cape Town. Finally, the weather was awesome. Sun shone brightly, a bit windy but not too much. Sari and I finished our breakfast, then we headed straightly to the hop… Continue reading

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On the Train, in Morocco

I love to travel by train. If I have been given a choice to choose of transportation mode, I would be glad to say loudly, “train”, as long as I had the time… Continue reading

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Tangier, The Europe of Morocco

I headed to Tangier after staying for three days in Meknes. My purpose to visit Tangier was more less because this city is located at the most northern part of Morocco, and shared… Continue reading

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Lake Kivu, It Was My Favorite Place

Lake Kivu. One of my favorite places during my three years living in Bukavu. Due to its location that surrounds most of part of Bukavu, I would always be able to see its… Continue reading

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Volubilis Takes Me A Step Back in Time

My second day in Meknes, I visited Volubilis, one of Roman ruins in Morocco. Due to its location located 35 km out of Meknes city, I was not be able to travel there… Continue reading

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Let’s Go to Meknes, The Other Empire City of Morocco

If you ask me, “What’s your favorite city in Morocco?” My definite answer will be ‘Meknes’. Located in the northern part of Morocco, this city was used to be the capital of Morocco… Continue reading

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I’m Taking You to Cape Town, This Time

“Are we in Europe?” That was my first question once Sari and I stepped our feet out of Cape Town International airport. Unlike other trips that I normally did with myself only, this… Continue reading

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Places I Visited in Kampala

With the mindset, “I would always have time to do sightseeing in Kampala, I would never had chances to explore some touristic sites in the capital of Uganda. Until a day, when my… Continue reading

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Look Further Into The Magical Medina of Fes

As suggested by other travelers, I hired professional guide to accompany me to see further the Medina of Fes. For your information, Medina in Fes is the largest one in Morocco. Even, I… Continue reading

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Meet Fes, The Largest Medieval Settlement In The World

Located in the northeastern part of Morocco, Fes is the oldest city in Morocco and capital of the Kingdom in the 13th century. Beside a home for the oldest university in the world,… Continue reading

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Casablanca, First Leg Got Me To Morocco

I was always curious about Morocco for some reasons that I couldn’t describe by words. I didn’t even know exactly what it was. Maybe I was curious about the landscape of Mount Atlas.… Continue reading

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Jinja, Where Nile River Starts to Flow

Once upon time, one of my Ugandan colleagues told me, “People always connect Nile River to civilization histories in Egypt. But did you know that apparently the source of Nile starts from my… Continue reading

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Meet The People of Zaire

Living in Kinshasa didn’t provide me many opportunities to explore the beauty of the country. Beside the unstable political situations, many places couldn’t be accessed by public transport requiring visitors to rent a car… Continue reading

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