The Great Migration

The Great Migration

Africa! The last inhabitable continent for me to set foot on. Ironic, as according to 23andMe, it’s where 94% of my DNA comes from–the bulk of that being West African which is no surprise–being the descendent of slaves. This journey would take me to the East Coast of Africa in Kenya. It is a long … Continued

Balloons Over Cappadocia, Turkey

Maybe you never should have trusted a hot air balloon company whose name translates as Balloon Balloons. Maybe you should have backed out when the sunrise tour became the brunch tour. “Everybody in the basket,” the mustached Turk claps his hands. You and your best friend beeline for the balloon, trying to get a “window” … Continued

Japan: Learning to Fly

Mount Fuji was stunning in its symmetry. I stood across the gulf, on a dock in Shizuoka, enveloped by a mesh of white cottontail plants bending with the breeze. Black sand spread before me, coarse grains eroded from the basaltic rock carried ashore from Mount Fuji, Japan. Debris had accumulated in the brush – cardboard, … Continued

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Cappadocia Turkey: Basket Case

This is an entry in the We Said Go Travel Writing Contest written by Larry Mathews from America. Thanks for your entry Larry! When I first saw the words, “Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise”, I crossed them off of our proposed itinerary.  Having taken several customized private tours over the years, I’ve learned to … Continued

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We Said Go Travel