MAURI-TRAIN-IA: The Ultimate Train Journey | The Mauritania Railway (“Backbone of the Sahara”, The “Iron Ore Train”, or “The World’s Most Extreme Railway”) | All Aboard the Choo-“Choum” Express!

MAURI-TRAIN-IA: The Ultimate Train Journey | The Mauritania Railway (“Backbone of the Sahara”, The “Iron Ore Train”, or “The World’s Most Extreme Railway”) | All Aboard the Choo-“Choum” Express!

   The Mauritania Railway just got served   Today we did a thing:     We began in Nouadhibou where we picked up some supplies for the epic train journey ahead. If you’re serious about this experience, you should definitely pack goggles, warm blankets, scarves,...
Socotra-pped On An Island!

Socotra-pped On An Island!

  Special thanks goes to our Young Pioneer Tours guide Pier-André Doyon for the blogpost title.   240km east of the coast of Somalia and 380km south of the Arabian Peninsula lies a 132 km x 49.7km island called Socotra: a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to...
During The Terrorist Attack in Pul-e Mahmood Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan….

During The Terrorist Attack in Pul-e Mahmood Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan….

09:30AM As I’m writing this a few explosions just occurred within our vicinity a few km away (it’s already on the news). Still hearing some gunfire in the distance where the plumes of smoke are.     We just went up to the rooftop to take a look:     What is more...
12 Strong: Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

12 Strong: Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

  Our itinerary for this trip needs a little bit of background context. On January 2018, the Taliban attacked the The Inter-continental Hotel in Kabul and killed at least 42 people. Among the dead included 5 pilots and 4 crew members of Kam Air, which was soon...