Tag: Africa

Torture, Hijacking, and Genocide: A Tour of Idi Amin’s Uganda

When you hear tales of how Idi Amin kept human heads in his refrigerator and fed his enemies to crocodiles, it’s natural to be a little curious about the guy. On a trip through Kampala, Uganda I visited several sites that would bring me uncomfortably close to one of the world’s most bloodthirsty dictators…

Recreating Scenes from “Life of Brian” In Tunisia! (Part 2)

A tale of ridiculous luck that led us to the “Life of Brian” crucifixion location…

Recreating Scenes From “Life of Brian” In Tunisia! (Part 1)

It takes an especially obsessed kind of nerd to track down all of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” filming locations. I happen to be that especially obsessed kind of nerd.

Climbing The World’s Most Dangerous Volcano Is Less Scary Than It Sounds

When you get your first glimpse of the glowing Mount Nyiragongo lava lake, the rain, the hail, the cold, the sweat, the altitude, the jet lag, the expense, and the throbbing pain in your knee all suddenly seem worth it.

Egypt’s White Desert Is Like Being On Another Planet (Full Of Fennec Foxes!)

Thirty million years ago the sea that once covered Egypt’s Western Desert retreated and revealed a landscape full of limestone and chalk formations, which have been shaped by the sand and wind over time into fantastic white sculptures. And you can camp among them!