ethiopia future travels

On the 15th of January, I will head to Ethiopia and I will be visiting different regions.

I will be taking a tour of Addis Ababa, visiting the National Museum, the world’s oldest humanoid skeleton, dating back over 3 million years, St George’s Cathedral,  Holy Trinity Cathedral to see the tomb of Hailie Selassie before finishing at the Red Terror Martyrs Museum.

I will be visiting  Dire Dawe and taking a stroll around the city to see what I can discover making sure to stop by the Dire Dawa Railway Museum, I shall also visit the khat, camel and spice markets.

UNESCO listed city of Harar is on the list,  I will visit the tomb of Sheikh Abadir, the Arthur Rimbaud Centre, City Gates, Ras Tafari’s house, Ras Makonnen’s Palace, Jamia Mosque, Smugglers’ Market and finally the Harar Brewery. The highlight of this area to see and hopefully hand feed wild Hyenas. Yes, you read that correct, hand feed wild Hyenas. Hopefully, I’ll let you know how that goes.

After I’ve finished exploring Ethiopia I will head into Somalia.

somaliland future travels

Somalia is broken down into three regions,  South Somalia, Puntland, and Somaliland. Somalia has the longest coastline in the continent stretching 1,880 miles, many of the landmark places that I will visit will be beaches.

Once I have crossed the border into Somalia I shall head towards the second largest city of Somalia, ”Hargeisa”. Whilst there I shall head out to the livestock market to witness the spectacle of hundreds of camels and other livestock being traded. I will take a stroll around the city centre where I have heard the moneychangers have their piles and piles of Somalian shillings.

Leaving the city behind I shall visit Naasa Hasblood or Virgin Breasts Mountain,” twin hills”. Once at the top of twin hills, I will see the beautiful scenery of the Somalian desert.

Heading to Laas Geel to view the ancient artwork cave paintings. They date between 9000BC and 3000BC and are some of the best-preserved paintings in the world.

The coastal city of Berbera, Berbera I will view some of the English and Russian colonial architecture.

Bombed and abandoned ships that remain from the Somalian civil war are on my list.

I will head into Puntland to explore some of their beautiful coastlines, civil war ruins and more….

north korea future travel

I have a plan in March to visit Bejing, China and  North Korea.

I will start this trip in Bejing and head into the unknown North Korea, visiting Pyongyang, Panmunjom, DMZ and the Military Demarcation line; ”an area that Bill Clinton described as ‘one of the most dangerous places in the world’

Well, that’s sort of the plan, I still need to plan this trip a little bit better, so we shall see.

 One other note, during my time in North Korea they will be holding a  marathon so perhaps  I will see if  I can partake. Not that I’m a good runner, but hell that will be one story to tell.

portugal future travels

In June I shall be taking a small vacation to Portugal, I know Portugal has some beautiful areas to visit. Whilst here I hope to do a little bit of kitesurfing in their stunning waters, as well as see some of their famous sights such as; São Jorge Castle, Belém Tower, Praia da Marinha and whatever else I can fit in.

I am a little bit unsure which part of Portugal to visit. If you have any tips, advice or any must do’s then please let me know in the comments section.

iceland future travels

I have visited Norway, Sweden and Finland but I’m yet to see the Northern lights. Ok, I didn’t really set out to see them in these countries but still.

I have heard that Iceland is great in November and the perfect time to see the Northern Lights. SO, I have it planned that in November I will set out to see the Northern lights and mark them off my bucket list.

Have you seen the Northern lights? was it incredible? please share with me in the comments.

January, February and March are all going to be spent exploring South East Asia. I shall start my journey in Malaysia and head down to Singapore, then into Indonesia visiting some making sure to visit the beautiful island of Bali before heading to Philipines.

As with most of South East Asia, the best way to travel is unplanned. So, I will start in the north of Malaysia and let the wind take me in any given direction.

Have you been? any recommendations?

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Do you have any tips or advice to any of the countries list above? Have you been to any of the above countries? I would love to hear about where you’re going in your future travels.

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