Four places to see in Cairo (besides the Pyramids)

Aside from touring the pyramids which I talk about here, there was lots to see in the historic city of Cairo, Egypt – all of which can be accomplished in one day!

The four sites below are my highlights. However, aside from the Egyptian Museum, a Papyrus Institute, the Coptic (Christian) area and the River Nile on a Felucca (boat) that I talk about below, we saw so much more… Continue reading

Feature: Insights from Ivan Musoke

Travel…

I don’t really get worked up about travelling. Typically. It’s usually a fairly straightforward routine. Pack at the last minute, feel bad about leaving my nearest and dearest back home as I go gallivanting across borders, then, finally trying to figure out how the heck I’m going to get to the airport. No one will tell you this, but you need someone you can rope into your small talk for that ride. You do not want to be pulled into a discussion about politics for two main reasons;

  • For all you care you, you’ve been saddled with an undercover government operative and that trip could just as easily be your last
  • 90% of the time, these conversations are in vernacular and do not have subtitles accompanying them

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Five essentials when planning a trip abroad

I am currently in the process of planning a trip abroad and if all goes according to plan, it will be a magnificent eight days touring four beautiful cities, with a close friend of mine.

Before I bask in the glory of this upcoming expedition however, there are a few hurdles I must overcome. Read on for the five essentials that I think are worth pointing out to anyone else out there that is planning a trip abroad. Continue reading

2017 travel goals

It’s the perfect time to take stock of 2016 as well as plan for 2017 and all in all, there is so much to be thankful for, and so much to look forward to as well.

First off, I’m definitely thankful that Khukyenda was born. Three months, thirteen blog posts and a Facebook page later, I’m glad this blog is in existence. What started out of sheer curiosity and boredom has begun to open doors and create opportunities for me to develop one of my great passions, as well as meet and interact more with like minded people (that would be you) and the best part – have an awesome time! Khukyenda is looking forward to so much this year, and I’ve jotted just three 2017 travel goals below. Continue reading