thank you Equatorial Guinea! History Equatorial Guinea gained independence in 1968 after 190 years of Spanish rule. This tiny country, composed of a mainland portion plus five inhabited islands, is one of the smallest on the African continent. President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO has ruled the country since 1979 when he seized power in a […]
It’s been a really long time since a new country has visited our blog but I am psyched to say # 206th country Somalia has stopped by…that is 206 countries….all I can say is WOW… Background Britain withdrew from British Somaliland in 1960 to allow its protectorate to join with Italian Somaliland and form the […]
Welcome the 205th Country to visit our BLOG….We are so grateful that so many countries have stopped by…it’s a very cool feeling… Background Burundi’s first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the […]
Just freaking AWESOME….I so want to ride there! This is a really great video with brilliant music….
Background Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about a third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end […]
Background Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. Burkina Faso’s high population density and limited […]
Posted by Steve Boyes of National Geographic Expeditions in Explorers Journal on December 3, 2012 Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, […]
# 178 Country to visit our BLOG. Bring it on Congo! We really need to plan on visiting all of Africa one Day! Background Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the then-Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU […]
Background Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu […]
Welcome RWANDA, you are number 173 Country to visit our BLOG! We hope to see your country one day for sure! Background In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king. Over the next several years, thousands of Tutsis were killed, and some 150,000 driven […]
Thought we would do our part and share this video to help spread the word. Thanks Dave one of our Blog readers for reminding me this should be posted on our Blog and FB pages. It’s long but well worth viewing the entire video. Learn the history of this amazing man who made the video […]
Welcome to Glen Heggstad”s ultimate motorcycle journey into the vibrant landscape of humanity. Find out how it all got started and where it led and why National Geographic Channel made a documentary about him. Check out Glen’s books or schedule a multimedia show via http://www.strikingviking.net or contact direct: firstname.lastname@example.org Make sure you watch his incredible […]
You need to watch this if you have ever dreamed about being so close to a Gorilla or should I say Gorilla’s including a silver back! All I can say is “Bucket List” An amazing chance encounter with a troop of wild mountain gorillas near Bwindi National Park, Uganda
OH TO DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!