Who Are Ali and Dilshad Karim?
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We were both born in Kisumu, Kenya, and after Ali completed his higher education in England at Loughborough University; we migrated to Ottawa, Canada; where our two boys, Imran and Zameer were born. After 9 years in Ottawa, and wanting a change from the cold climate in Ottawa, we decided to move to the other extreme :), and settled in hot hot Dallas, Texas, USA.

After our boys had grown up; Dilshad decide to start working at American Airlines; which allowed heavily discounted flights to most of the world. And so started our passion for traveling around the world.

We are now in their late 50's, and want to visit as much of the world as possible, before we can no longer do it. We like to visit places as Travellers vs as Tourists and experience places like locals by staying at small locally owned/operated bed and breakfasts as homestays with locals. We also prefer to travel to places that are off the beaten path, less touristy and prefer unexplored places. Through this travelogue, we invite you to join us in our adventures across the globe, and enjoy. We would appreciate your feedback and invite you to contact us on this Travelog site for any information you may want on any of our trips. Also, you can visit Tripadvisor here which is where all our reviews of hotels we stayed at and attractions we visited are kept for other travellers to review beforehand.

Cities Travelled
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This is the TripAdvisor Map of places we have visited. I write lots of TripAdvisor reviews and hence the use of tripadvisor map. We don't have travelogs of all the places on this map as have started writing Travelogs only recently. Please click "Our Trips" to access all our travelogs.

Countries Travelled
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This is a Map representing the countries we have visited so far. So much more of the world to see and explore. Please click "Our Trips" to access all our travelogs.

Our Recent Trips

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Medellin Part 2

Medellin Part 2 When we got back from Guatape at the Estation del Norte the day before, we saw a tourist info booth and so went to get maps and other simple info, as we had not found a Tourist info place yet. The guy manning the booth spoke perfect English (had lived in Miami),…

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Medellin Part 1

Medellin Part 1 A little bit about Medellin; this is the 2nd largest City in Colombia after Bogota, and lies at an altitude of 4,900ft; in the Aburra valley. The climate here is steady all year round; about mid 80’s during the day and mid 60’s during the night. It is a little cooler than…

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Cali

A little bit about Colombia: Colombia was conquered & colonized by the Spanish in mid 1500’s, and gained independence in 1819 as the Republic of New Granda (that included Colombia and Panama); and after various changes, including the secession of Panama in 1903 (thanks to the US, for its interest in the Panama Canal), became…

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Essaouira

After the busy-ness of Marrakech, we said our goodbye’s to Oussama and the staff at Riad Argan, retrieved our car from the parking lot outside the Marrakech Medina, and started driving to Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. We passed through several towns and closer to Essaouira, we came across lots of Argan Trees;…

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