Category Archives: Africa

Backpack Review: Pacsafe Camsafe V25. Check out more at www.beardandcurly.com

Backpack Review: Pacsafe Camsafe V25

As someone always on the road who likes to take pictures, it was always a struggle bringing along a camera. While there are some great point and shoot cameras, nothing captures moments as good as a DSLR. For years it was a struggle finding the right camera bag that didn’t annoy the crap out of me.

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GIVEAWAY: Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII anti-theft travel pack. Check out more at www.beardandcurly.com

GIVEAWAY: Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII Backpack

UPDATE (02/19/17): Congratulations to Elle Sumarokov for winning the random drawing for our backpack giveaway. Thanks to all that showed support, and we look forward to future giveaways!       We are very excited to partner with Pacsafe on an awesome product giveaway. Pacsafe, is the leader in anti-theft travel packs and accessories. Their

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Tigray Rock Hewn Churches. Check out more at www.beardandcurly.com

Ethiopia Content Added

We added new content to our Ethiopia Travel Guide. Now there are new articles on the Danakil Depression, Tigray, and Lalibela. The information is linked in the Ethiopia country guide, as well as links below. Danakil Depression Tour: http://www.beardandcurly.com/the-danakil-depression-tour/   Tigray Rock Hewn Churches: http://www.beardandcurly.com/tigray-rock-hewn-churches/   Lalibela Churches and Abuna Yosef Hike: http://www.beardandcurly.com/lalibela-churches-abuna-yosef/   Please

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Why Egypt Needs to be in Your 2017 Travel Plans, Pyramids, Aswan, Red Sea, Luxor, Alexandria, Scuba Diving, Mount Sinai, White Desert, National Museum, Mummy, Hot Air Balloon, Nile River, Sheesha, Shisha, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Citadel, Camels, Cairo, Dahab, Dhow

Why Egypt Needs to be in Your Travel Plans

  Egypt needs to be in your travel plans for this year. For years, Egypt saw growth in tourism and built an excellent infrastructure throughout the country for visitors. That came to a halt in 2011 during the Arab Spring and for years to follow. Tourism is at a low, deals are ready to be

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Nyiragongo Volcano Trek, Democratic Republic of Congo, D.R.C., Congo, Gisenyi, Goma, Virunga National Park

Mysterious Land of Congo

Welcome to the D.R.C.   The morning of our departure we left our stay in Rwanda to hire a motorcycle taxi two kilometers to the border. With a sense of excitement, but anxiety at the same time, we didn’t know what to expect. We were entering the Congo. Arriving at the border post, Grand Barrier, we exit

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Four Can't Miss Things in Kigali, Hotel Rwanda, Genocide Memorial, Belgian Memorial, Rwanda

Four Can’t Miss Things in Kigali

Tailors Working at the Kimironko Market Rolling hills for miles lead to valleys and hillsides dotted with houses. Small skyscrapers mark the city skyline. Motorcycles buzz around. People walk around, dressed well, with friendly smiles on their faces. Kigali, the heartbeat of Rwanda, is a wonderful city and unlike most capital cities in Africa. This

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Back from the DRC, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Virunga National Park, Virunga Mountains, Hiking, Nyiragongo Volcano

Back from the DRC

We made it back from the mysterious and mystical place known as the DRC, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although it is surely war-torn with thousands of U.N. soldiers driving around, Goma, Conga is not much different from the rest of Africa. It is peaceful and actually much safer than many other places we have visited. Tourists

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McKinders, Mount Kenya National Park, Batian, Lenana, Hiking, Trekking, Circuit Summit, Naro Moru, Nanyuki, Sirimon, Kenya

Hiking Mount Kenya

We just got back from hiking Mount Kenya today. Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa behind Kilimanjaro, and one of the main attractions when visiting Kenya. This volcanic mountain stands at 5,199 meters (17,057 Feet), and is a haven for experienced trekkers and mountain climbers. Unlike most countries in East Africa, Kenya does

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Ile Nattes, Saint Marie, Tamatave, Madagascar, Beach, Paradise in Ile Nattes

Madagascar Ultimate Guide

Endemic Lemur’s in Madagascar Hello from Madagascar. We have 1 week left in Madagascar before heading to East Africa. Hopefully the internet is better than it is here in Madagascar! Here is a really cute photo of one of the many lemurs we have seen here in Madagascar. Madagascar has so much to offer and many come

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