The Best of Southern India

Sadly our trip to Southern India has come to an end. This trip would not be possible without the great company of 9 wonderful women who shared lots of laughs, our fabulous guides who gave us an interesting and sometimes colourful insight of their state, and our safe driver Manarge and helper Rajesh who safely and skilfully negotiated the manic [….]

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Winter in Nepal

Most tourists do not visit Nepal in winter as they are under the impression that it is too cold to trek. NOT TRUE! This is my first time visit in January and I as pleasantly surprised as the temperature is perfect for trekking. Of course on higher altitude treks you would be more exposed to the cold and first season [….]

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Shades of Egypt

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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CAMINO – LEON TO SANTIAGO DE COMP0STELA.

The Camino path to Santiago de Compostella has been an amazing experience. It has been great to see the countryside from the pathway with so much diversity……far more mountainous country than I imagined with lots of woodlands full of oak, chestnut and pine. There has been a surprising number of flowering plants for the end of summer, including things we [….]

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Aswan Egypt

Morning we will be visiting the well-preserved Greek built Temple of Horus. This temple, built during the reigns of six generations of Ptolemy’s, is not only the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but also the second largest after Karnak. In the afternoon we sailed sail for Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. [….]

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Nile Cruise Egypt

Today we departed Alexandria via Cairo to board our flight to Luxor. First visit this evening of Luxor was the amazing Luxor temple built by King Ramses 11 in 1500BC. The temple is situated on the western bank of the Nile with the Sphinx Avenue leading to the temple with colossal towers of 21 meters in height. The temple was [….]

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Alexandria Egypt

This morning we departed Cairo for Alexandria. Alexandria is the largest learning city in the Mediterranean area. Many Greek philosophers came to study 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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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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Our final day in Morocco

Well everyone where do I start? A big day, travelled 70kms out of Marrakech to a Berber village and had morning tea with a local family, absolutely wonderful. The tea ceremony was performed by the grandmother, she was so gracious with her much experienced practice, mint leaves and sage, oh! sage tea is so nice. Bread was made for us, [….]

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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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Our day in Marrakech

Today we enjoyed a city tour of Marrakech, the locals are extremely and happy to bargain, bargain, bargain hence many items were purchased by the girls. lots of people. Yesterday on our way to Marrakech the scenery was stunning as we followed the Atlas Mountains capped with snow, where n an amazing highway which was constructed by the French and [….]

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3rd day In Morocco

Today we visited the Royal palace of Fess which is 800 hectares. The palace has 7 doors representing 7 days of week, 7 colours of rainbow, 7 gates of hell and  7 sky’s leading to paradise. Sephardic Jews originally from Spain were excellent traders who discovered mineral salts which were transported throughout Morocco, later the Jews traded gold from India.  The Bronze and tiles created by [….]

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