Tag: #FridayFotos

Mauritius

Mauritius Photo Essay

“Mauritius – Lobster dinner, kitesurfing, beaches, swimming with wild dolphins, walking with lions and driving a segway on safari. Enough said!” – Savannah “Mauritius is a small African island nation just east of Madagascar.  Not the typical destination for a trip around southeast Asia.   As a personal rough rule of thumb […]

Mauritania Photo Essay

Mauritania definitely is not your typical travel destination. Our time spent in this hot, sandy country was far from a holiday. It was filled with adventure, camel rides through the Sahara Desert, unforgettable experiences and friendly people. In the capital city, Nouakchott, we were blown away by the […]

Mali

Mali Photo Essay

It wasn’t until I was in West Africa, 3 years into a global escapade with the family that I learned TIMBUKTU was actually a real place that existed in the far, sandy reaches of Mali (a country I had previously never known existed). Full of adventure and new […]

Maldives

Maldives Photo Essay

The Maldives, a tropical paradise to say the least. Picturesque magazine advertisements come to life. The kind of tropical getaway you dream of with palm trees, white beaches, bright tropical fish and coconuts. This was my first-ever experience of an island paradise, and even after visiting countries like […]

Malaysia

Malaysia Photo Essay

I have not been to any of Southeast Asia yet.  I really look forward to the day I get too.  Ammon, Mom and Dad have all been there and loved it.  This is what Ammon has to say: “Malaysia feels like multiple countries in one. It is conservative […]

Malawi

Malawi Photo Essay

After a couple of months travelling by overland truck in Africa, we were back on local transport in Malawi. Although our travel style was instantly less comfortable, it was an experience to be shoulder to shoulder with local men, women and children again. We visited the capital city, […]

Macedonia Photo Essay

Macedonia represents a lot of strong feelings for me as it was the place where I almost lost my sister and where our family trip ended…or so we thought. Don’t want to give too many spoilers so you’ll just have to wait for Volume 4 of the Sihpromatum […]

Luxemburg

Luxemburg Photo Essay

Luxembourg has been one of the more underrated European countries I’ve visited. The first time I went was on a day trip turned 4-day road trip with the parents where we ended up going through not just Luxembourg as initially planned but France, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein as […]

Vilnius, Lithuania

Lithuania Photo Essay

Mom and I visited Lithuania for the first time last summer on our 10 country 10 capital city road trip through Scandinavia and the Baltic States. We drove south into Lithuania from Latvia and exited into Belarus. The highlights were the quaint, old capital city of Vilnius and […]

Lichtenstein Photo Essay

My visit to Lichtenstein was very unplanned. A last-minute, one-day road trip from The Netherlands to Luxembourg turned into a “oh if we go JUST a little further….” and we said that until we’d driven three days, all the way through France, across Switzerland, into Lichtenstein and finally […]

Liberia

Liberia Photo Essay

  In 2008 my family backpacked through Liberia, only a few years after the recent and intense civil war they experienced in their country. We stayed with a lovely local family we found via Couch Surfing and they welcomed us into their home for a whopping three weeks […]

Lesotho

Lesotho Photo Essay

Lesotho is one of two countries landlocked within the country of South Africa, the other being Swaziland. It holds the record for being the country with the highest low point, that being 1,400 m. Of all the 111 countries I’ve visited Lesotho is the only one I haven’t […]

Kyrgyzstan Photo Essay

Kyrgyzstan, one of the very first countries I travelled to back in 2005. What an experience it was, even for the most worldly of travellers, and especially a 15-year-old greenhorn like me. The highlights of our journey through Kyrgyzstan include a crazy taxi ride with what we assume […]

Erbil

Iraq Photo Essay

My brothers have both been to Iraq but under very different circumstances.  Ammon of course went as a backpacker and Skylar as a USA Marine.  Ammon has lovely memories while Skyar unfortunately not. Ammon has this to say today: “Iraqi Kurdistan is another misunderstood and controversial piece of the political […]

Restaruant in Yazd

Iran Photo Essay

I have seen so much and yet there is so much more I haven’t.  We tried to get into Iran while we were in the area back in 2006 but were not able to get visa’s 😦 .  Although Ammon did finally get a visa and visit a […]