Africancrab

Africancrab

Africancrab

I'm a simple person who likes the finer things in life (don't we all?). A Freelance travel writer, photographer, and blogger. As I travel, I, dedicate time to experiencing cultures and traditions, foreign lands, nature, art and, religions. I'm eager to share my experiences with friends, family and whoever picks interest and reads. As an art lover, I have enjoyed and adored Paris, Florence and Athens. Taken a tour down the River Nile and rafted the rapids of the Zambezi River. The adventurer in me has sought out the land of the Vikings in Iceland and Arabian desert. I have encountered religions other than my own in Sacred Places of the world, they lead me to the heart of the cultures of others, to an understanding beyond my wildest imaginations. People are still the one factor that remain inconstant in my sojourns , and they make my journeys all the more exciting. My most exciting experience still remains, being born African, in Africa.



North America » United States » Washington » Issaquah June 16th 2018

Old town Issaquah is beautiful, historical and artistic. The city is rather small with a population of only 37.5 thousand people and is interestingly divided into two by interstate 90 bisecting the old and new. The old is in a valley, while the new is raised up the valley floor giving one a beautiful view of the Sammamish Plateau. To the south is the mountainous Issaquah Alps, funny that it is called the alps, but you have to see it to know -Oh, and you really have to know what the Swiss Alps look like to make a comparison. Its one of the towns I, intend to tour more of. A few points of interest for those who might want to visit; 1. The Issaquah Depot museum; The city’s train depot was built in 1889, and ... read more
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North America » United States » Washington » Renton June 7th 2018

After 15 years in the Grand Canyon State - Arizona, it was time to move. Now one would have a hard time understanding why I was bitter about leaving the dry arid desert of Arizona for a semi-tropical state of Washington. That is a long story, and I will leave it for another time. The big and small of it, is that my husband got tired of the heat, and trekking in the desert all day, and decided to put in for a job relocation. Seattle is what he got. Like me, prior to moving here, I did not know that Seattle like Phoenix has a large metropolitan area, that covers up to 3 counties. Renton, like many other smaller cities within an hours drive of downtown Seattle are part of metropolitan Seattle. When my husband ... read more
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North America » United States » Washington » Seattle September 27th 2017

We will be relocating to Seattle sometime in the first quarter of 2018. After 15 years in Arizona, I'm a little apprehensive about moving to a city that is 3 times the cost of living with a kid going to college and no home. But that is that, and its all water under the bridge sine the move is happening. So this fall break has us making a road trip to the Pacific North West; the up-side to it all is that, I so love road trips and an excuse to eat badly while on the road (laughing out loud). It took us 5 days on the road because we made stops in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Glacier National Park, and Tacoma. 3 nights in Seattle is all we had on this trip and it was ... read more
Seattle, 2017
Seattle, 2017
Seattle, 2017

North America » United States » Montana » Glacier National Park September 25th 2017

This fall break we are heading to Seattle where Mark got a new job assignment; we are to take a look at the area we will be moving to in the Spring of 2018. This is our great American road trip #9. We have had many road trips in the past 7 years, and I still marvel at the amazing road network in the United States. You probably are wondering why that is a marvel, but you really should look at it from my point of view. I have seen a lot of the world and there is nowhere else in the world where you can get on the road and go endlessly around an entire continent. That aside, I grew up in Africa where the roads leave a lot to the imagination; like I, mention ... read more
Glacier Outdoor Center
Glacier Outdoor Center
Glacier National Park, Montana

North America » United States » Utah » Arches National Park September 24th 2017

Red Hued Delicate Geological Rock Formations; For this Fall Break 2017, I decided to take off a few states from my list of 50 States of the United States. This also gave me the opportunity to tick off 3 National Parks from the 59 recognized Parks in the United States. Driving from Arizona - Utah - Idaho - Montana - Washington - Oregon - California and back to Arizona. Talk of the great American road trips. Wilson Arch: When we entered Utah, we made a stop at Wilsons Arch; Natural Sandstone Arch in Southern Utah.Our drive to Salt Lake City from Flagstaff, AZ was going to be rather long and monotonous, so we decided to make a stop at Arches National Park, seeing as it was already on my Bucket list as well as the 59 ... read more
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Uganda is home. While I did not play much of a tourist in Uganda, I was the tour operator and travel consultant, so I did travel and enjoy the perks of going to tourist destinations such as Bwindi and other national parks in the country. To say gorilla tracking is a thrilling adventure is to understate it, nothing speaks of adventure like spending a whole day in thickets tracking giant black primates that could easily kill you. Of recent years Gorilla tracking has become one of Uganda's leading tourism activities: Uganda boasts of two National parks in which mountain Gorillas inhabit. The first and most popular is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the second being Mgahinga which closely boarders Rwanda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is found in the South Western region of Uganda, at edge ... read more
Trackers listening to the guide. We had just missed a group of gorillas here
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Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi

North America » United States » Arizona » Page June 6th 2012

Another of my weekend getaway trips: My visit to Antelope Canyon was a 'by the way' kind of thing. I was headed to Bryce Canyon National Park and Page happened to be the next big stop after Flagstaff. As I drove with my family, I remembered my Navajo friend Adrian, his home town is Page. Adrian and I, had talked about making a trip to Page some two years ago. That aside, the beautiful images of Antelope Canyon I had seen posted by Travbuddy friend Sven (Svenman99) last year stayed with me. This would be an opportunity to shoot 3 birds with one stone. I decided we would stop in Page, take a tour of Antelope Canyon and enjoy Lake Powell while we are at it. Getting there: Antelope Canyon located in the Navajo Tribal Park ... read more
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Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam May 23rd 2012

Day 1: The journey: Tucson - Philadelphia - Amsterdam I joined my travel friends to celebrate New Year 2009. My journey began from Tucson; I drove to Phoenix on the Arizona Shuttle as early as 7:00 am. even though my flight was not scheduled to leave until 13:00 hrs. I really do not like waking up early since I'm a night person. Nonetheless I settled for the early morning shuttle since the later options would not suit my departure of 12:59 pm. MT. As we drove past Chandler towards Sky Harbor International Airport, my only worry was how cold it was going to be in Amsterdam. It had been five years since I actually traveled during winter to Europe. My friend Toon had kindly advised that I go shopping for warm clothing at a ski shop ... read more
Amsterdam 2008/2009
Amsterdam 2008/2009
Amsterdam 2008/2009

North America » United States » Arizona » Tombstone May 22nd 2012

With my sister visiting from Uganda, we decided to go on the Stage Coach Ride to get a summary history of the town.Tourists flock there by the thousands to praise the murderers more than to pay homage to those whose lives were so brutally taken. What stroke me as peculiar when I first visited Tombstone, was the fact that the whole down is built around this one main street. Since I had visited the town previously, I decided my sister should get to know the history of the town; riding on the old Butterfield Stage Coach ridden by the giant Clydesdale horses took us into the past. The ride took us through the town, highlighting the main buildings and areas of interest. Of course you do not have to go on this ride if history is ... read more
Tombstone, Arizona
Tombstone, Arizona
Tombstone, Arizona

North America » United States » Arizona » Bisbee May 22nd 2012

Nestled within the Mule Mountains, the historic town offers visitors a window into the past. This picturesque town founded in 1880 is home to the old Queen Mine, the very heart of riches and economic growth when the town was at its height of growth. The old West mining town was then the richest mining town in the United States producing large tons of gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. Until the early 1970s Bisbee was a thriving town, but then the minerals became unprofitable, leading to the departure of many employees who sought work elsewhere. Today, Bisbee is one of Arizona’s main tourist attractions drawing thousands each year. Whether you are a resident of Arizona or just a visitor, a weekend getaway to Bisbee will engage you, your friends, family or colleagues in different activities. ... read more
Historic Bisbee, Arizona
Historic Bisbee, Arizona
Historic Bisbee, Arizona




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