Author Archive | Aaron

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How to Book a Budget Safari in Kenya

Kenya. The mere word just has a certain aura about it, doesn’t it? These mystical images of the African Savanna come into your mind, which simply teem with wild animals in all their majesty. Just mentioning the word “Safari” evokes visions of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But those experiences do not come cheap! Looking at safaris […]

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Feeding a Giraffe at Nairboi's Giraffe Center!As featured on http://www.aaronswwadventures.com/

Hello World (Again)

Well hello there! It sure has been a while… You haven’t heard from me in something like 15 months. And for that, I owe you an explanation: The last time I published on this site was in November 2015, where I told you about my time in Dubai. I even left you with a bit […]

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Dubai: A City of Superlatives

I never wanted to visit Dubai. I grew up in a very fake city (Las Vegas) so the thought of visiting another very fake city just wasn’t appealing to me. But when I jumped on a great flight deal from Emirates I found myself with a 5-day stopover in Dubai, so I figured I’d delve […]

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I’m Off on Another Adventure!

It’s been almost a year and I’m feeling antsy! September 22. That’s the day I last returned to the U.S. Feels like forever ago! And I, for one, am getting very itchy feet! I already had a trip planned for December, when I’m heading Europe for a couple of weeks. But I knew I couldn’t […]

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Iraq Under Siege: Save Kurdistan!

When I visited Iraq a couple of years ago, people looked at me like I was crazy. Nobody had ever heard of the Kurds, who carved out their own territory in northern Iraq called Iraqi Kurdistan. Nobody had ever heard about the Peshmerga, literally “those who face death.” And nobody had ever heard of the […]

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Dear Jakarta, You’re Kind of Awesome!

I couldn’t breathe, for every time I did, I let out a horrid cough. The air was so rancid. So pollution filled, choked by all the endless stream of cars passing by. Where was this CouchSurfing host of mine? He said 15 minutes! That was my first impression of Jakarta, the bustling capital of Indonesia, […]

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