Trekking in Luang Namtha

After transiting from Myanmar through north Thailand, we finally arrived in Laos! We had been looking forward to visiting the country of 6.5 million people, where the low population density (compared to its neighbors) and relatively low tourist numbers sounded very appealing. Our first stop after an overly convoluted border crossing at Chiang Khong (bus […]

Gondar and Simien Mountains

Gelada Baboons

Only about an hour after crossing the border with SudanĀ into Ethiopia the landscape changed dramatically. Instead of flat land and some green fields, we now drove through the Ethiopian highlands, with lush green fields, trees, huge mountains, and cliffs. Every new turn on the road surprised us with more amazing views than the last. The […]