Tag: Photo essay

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hungary Photo Essay

Hungary is one of the European countries that doesn’t often pop up in the travel chats or in conversations. It is one of the road less travelled countries in Europe but it certainly deserves a visit. I regret only staying few night there, but we so much enjoyed […]

Chad Photo Essay

Another Central African country I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting. This Photo Essay I post vicariously through my amazing brother, Ammon who had the opportunity to travel to Chad a few years ago. Here are his words about his experience. Enjoy his CHAD photo essay! “Well, […]

Congo

Congo

We passed through Congo in just a few days. Despite a short visit, Congo made a lasting impression. A country full of barbed-wire, armed guards and police in the streets, patrols, dirt roads, river crossings, smiling children running next to our trucks, vast landscapes, bug bites and my […]

Cameroon freeway

Cameroon Photo Essay

What an experience! Cameroon ranks so highly as one of the most adventurous countries I’ve visited. We ventured through Nigeria headed south into Cameroon where we INSTANTLY hit a battle field of mud. We were so fortunate to have joined forces earlier on the road with other travellers. […]

Botswana Photo Essay

After many long months conquering the challenging west side of the African continent, the landlocked country of Botswana in southern Africa was a HUGE breath of fresh air. I’d never thought much about Botswana before visiting the country because you always relate Africa with Kenya, South Africa or […]

7Year Anniversary Photo Essay!

This is NOT a joke!!! I’ve been living in The Netherlands for SEVEN YEARS! It feels like another April Fools joke because I am trying to believe that it is true….  April 1st is a special day for me for three reasons. 1: It’s the day (eight years ago) that  I […]

BELGIUM Photo Essay

When I first visited Belgium I was 16 years old and more than 2 1/2 years into an open-ended trip around the world with my family. We’d just spent a very challenging yet fun-filled five months exploring every corner of Egypt, repetitively visiting some of the most historic […]

Azerbaijan Photo Essay

One of the craziest natural wonders I’ve ever seen was in Azerbaijan. Azer-what-now?! Azerbaijan, yes. That was probably my exact reaction to one of the craziest country names I’d ever heard too. Azerbaijan is one of the three Caucus countries, the others are Georgia (the country) and Armenia. Azerbaijan […]

ALBANIA Photo Essay

Welcome to Albania! A small, less common travel destination in Europe. The country has beautiful coastlines on the Adriatic sea, and borders Greece, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia. We visited Albania for a week in the fall of 2006 during our four year backpacking adventure around the world. We […]

Ghent Photo Essay

Gravensteen Castle. But to me, it is a walk through “Game of Thrones” or “Outlander” imagining myself in an earlier age so far removed from my own.   Because this city put me in awe, I have decided to talk less and show more. Below is a photo […]