Cairo -Pyramids-Museum

This morning we departed Cairo for Alexandria. Alexandria is the biggest learning city in the Mediterranean area. Many Greek philosophers came to learn in Alexandria Library. We visited the new library which was designed by a Norwegian man who won a competition out of 1000 entries. The library is made of grey granite designed and inscribed with symbols of 120 [….]

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Travelling in Morocco

We had  a great day yesterday travelling from Erfoud Ouarzazate via El Kelâa M´gouna, weather today is  clear and sunny with a brilliant blue sky. We visited an old fort from many years ago, then to a fossil factory which had fossils dated back millions of years ago, so interesting, Morocco is known for many fossils, an oasis in the middle [….]

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Lisbon Spain

We landed in Lisbon and our feet did not hit the ground for the whole day.  Lisbon is a beautiful well planned city which is very easy to navigate the wide boulevards that run down to the river. The small narrow cobblestone streets are lined with restaurants, cafes and of course pastry shops where you can taste the famous Portuguese [….]

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Camino de Santiago

Well guess what? I went to the midday mass again today and the botafumeiro lit up and swung up and down the aisle. Absolute perfection. I smiled this time. I lined up an hour before and once inside standing room only. I went down near the altar and sat on a step at the base of one of the marble [….]

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CAMINO

Completion of Christine’s First Camino  I will do my best to describe an extraordinary, overwhelming day. 7degrees when walking into the Cathedral. The day turned out to be sunny but at times cool. We met up with Sam, the lady Michael had taught, had coffee and went to the Cathedral for the Pilgrims Mass. We arrived at 11.15, standing room [….]

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Christine’s walk of the Camino

Day 4, Melide to Arzua, 15kms, 4hrs. Left at 8am not quite light, not so many walking today, quite a few push bike riders.Once again thru semi dark stone road canopied by trees, at times all to myself. A quaint old bridge in a small village, not so many cafes, birds singing, lots of corn growing looking so fresh and [….]

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POST OF OUR NEPAL TRIP APRIL 2017

There is always an element of excitement landing in Kathmandu this time I flew with Malayasian Airlines as they had such a fantastic deal. When I checked in at Sydney airport I thought that I would treat myself to a paid upgrate, no such luck I missed out on the last seat,being a promotion deal of $750 the were snapped [….]

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Last drive in Mongolia

Today is our last drive in Mongolia. Leaving Ulaanbaatar we drove through the heavy city traffic to the main highway heading towards the Hustai National Park. This park is world famous for its successful reintroduction of the Przewalski’s horse, the only living wild horse in the world called the Takhi roaming freely in their land origin again, thanks to the [….]

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GOBI DESERT MONGOLIA

No 1 Our flight to the Gobi Desert departed at 630am so it was a 4 am start. Our flight took us over vast steepe to the Gobi, Mongolia’s southernmost province in situated in semi arid desert. We were met and transferred by air conditioned 4WD to the Yole Valley in Gurvansaikhan National Park situated in the lap of the [….]

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Jewels of Mongolia Tour

Arriving at Ulaanbaatar airport after the chaos of Beijing was like arriving in paradise. We were so happy to see a friendly smiling face holding a sign saying Lyn Taylor’s Adventure Travel. It was such an easy stress free exercise passing immigration and collecting our luggage. Now with all the stress and tension of our nightmare journey with Qantas and [….]

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OUR VISIT TO MONGOLIA

The Mongolian Ger The correct name for the Mongolian nomadic dwelling is called a “ger.”It is well suited to the country’s extreme climate and nomadic way of life. Its wooden frame, covered by wool felt, can easily be collapsed, transported to another location and put up again, fully preserving its original shape. During the Mongol Empire, Mongolians sometimes built their [….]

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