Journaling The Journey

7 Must Visit Places in Angola

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Angola is a country that truly surprised and amazed us.  We did not quite know what to expect.  However, when we got here, we were pleasantly surprised with a country that reminded us of  Burundi, South Sudan and  Namibia, all in one!  In this post we share the 7 must visit places in Angola. This […]

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Scary Road Trip in South Africa

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South Africa is a land of breathtaking landscapes, exquisite wines, and so much more!  However, our four-week idyllic trip turned into a very scary road trip in South Africa. Cape Town’s charm amazed us and the serenity of the Wine Route was enchanting.  We were wondering why so many people fear taking a road trip […]

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10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Vancouver

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Vancouver is a vibrant coastal city situated between the stunning mountains and water.  It is a haven not just for nature lovers, but also for those seeking the best vegan restaurants in Vancouver. From innovative takes on comfort classics like vegan pizza to globally-inspired dishes like vegan Ramen, Plant-based food in Vancouver is a scene […]

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Los Roques, Venezuela – 5 Best Beaches

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Los Roques archipelago is a string of about 350 islands, cays, and islets scattered north of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea.  This 128 kilometers  (80 mile) area offers an escape to pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and a laid-back island vibe.  Los Roques was declared a National Park in 1972 and is renowned for its diverse […]

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Bolivia: 8 Ways to Avoid Altitude Sickness

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Bolivia, the land of soaring peaks, vibrant cultures, and captivating history, beckons adventurers with its diverse landscapes. But for many, the initial excitement gets tempered by the fear of altitude sickness, a potential spoiler in this high-altitude wonderland. However, don’t let altitude anxiety deter you! With proper preparation and awareness, you can enjoy the Bolivian […]

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How to Get a Venezuela Visa Fast 2024

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Venezuela has always been high on our list for future destinations.  However due to the very difficult process of getting a tourist visa for the country, we had left this visit to one of our last 20 countries in the world.  And now with only 20 left, we needed to figure out how to get […]

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6 Shocking Truths About Cuba & How to Help

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While Cuba captivates with its vibrant music, sun-drenched beaches, and rich cultural heritage, a closer look reveals the complexities and difficulties faced by its citizens. Beyond the tourist facade lies a reality often marked by economic hardships, limited freedoms, bureaucratic hurdles, and persistent social inequalities. And before you start scoffing, yes, we agree Cuba is […]

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Cuba 7 Awesome Places

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Cuba, a captivating island steeped in history, beckons with its sun-kissed beaches, salsa-pulsating streets, and mojitos as vibrant as its culture. Beyond the iconic cigars and vintage Chevys, a tapestry of hidden gems awaits the curious traveler. Buckle up, because we are taking you on a journey to seven dazzling  and surprising corners of the […]

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Togo: 5 Crazy Experiences

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Togo is a tiny country on the west coast of Africa.   It is home to some peculiar and a few interesting cultural attractions.  One of the most disturbing and gruesome, is the Akodésséwa Fetish Market, which is the biggest voodoo market in the world.  Vodun or Voodoo permeates the fabric of this country as for […]

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Distressed Cap Haitien, Haiti: 3 Days

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The sun paints the bay of Cap Haitien in Haiti a turquoise canvas, but its brushstrokes are marred by garbage swirling on the surface, littering the embankment, the streets and any other surface. Colonial architecture whispers tales of grandeur, but their echoes reverberate through the cracks and broken stones of yesteryear. This is not a […]

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