Big Cats!

Written on November 28, 2017 in South Africa

Plettenberg Bay – November 28th 2017 The BEST tour experience goes to today’s sanctuary: Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary. We arrived just minutes after a tour had started but were told we could catch up with them. So glad we did! We had THE BEST tour guide. He was older and over the top knowledgeable about all...

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Elephants and Monkeys

Written on November 27, 2017 in South Africa

Knysna – November 27th 2017 So we had sharks, ostriches and now we were moving on to ELEPHANTS and MONKEYS! We made a stop at the Knysna Elephant Park. One of the reasons for coming here was to see the elephants up close and quite honestly, we didn’t know if we would see any on...

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Hanging out with Ostriches

Written on November 26, 2017 in South Africa

Oudtshoorn – November 26th 2017 What comes close to a day of Shark Cage Diving? Hanging out with Ostriches of course!! We spent the day at Highgate Ostrich farm and honestly it exceeded our expectations! We started our tour finding out about the farm and the history of it. Ok, that part was a bit...

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Written on November 25, 2017 in South Africa

Gansbaai – November 24th & 25th 2017 Leg one of the Garden Route complete! We made it to Gansbaai, with 2 sick kids in the back seat. Luckily there were no emergency pull overs and the drive was about 3 hours so not too bad for the kids.         Our Airbnb was huge...

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Dubai to Cape Town

Written on November 23, 2017 in South Africa

Dubai to Cape Town – November 22nd & 23rd 2017 After our long flight from Dubai (and lack of sleep from the long layover), I honestly can’t remember what time we landed. We were all tired but had to sort out SIM cards for our phones and wait for the car rental before leaving for...

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I’ll stay on the ground thanks!

Written on November 21, 2017 in UAE

Dubai – November 21st 2017 Leaving Cairo we gave ourselves many hours to be safe. Traffic was unpredictable and so we had an early ride to the airport. It worked out well and the kids were able to get some pancakes from McDonalds for breakfast at the airport. I was still unwell but Cairo airport...

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You can’t top the pyramids

Written on November 20, 2017 in Egypt

Cairo – November 19th & 20th 2017 How on earth can you top a day exploring the Ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx? Well, you can’t really but you can come pretty close by going back to see more! Mark, Lucas and Taylor went back for more history and culture. Avery and I stayed back as...

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Have you ever climbed inside a pyramid?

Written on November 18, 2017 in Egypt

Cairo – November 18th 2017 Today was to be our big explore day in Cairo. We met up with an old high school friend who is now living in Cairo with her husband and adorable little boy. We piled into two cars and made our way to the pyramids for a day of fun! First...

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No driving rules in Cairo

Written on November 17, 2017 in Egypt

Aswan to Cairo – November 17th 2017 Our last day on the cruise was a quiet day. It actually was check out day and most people trickled off the boat in the morning. Our flight wasn’t until later in the afternoon and the ship allowed us to stay on board and use the facilities for...

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Straight out of a magazine!

Written on November 16, 2017 in Egypt

Luxor to Aswan – November 14th – 16th 2017 We had two rooms on the cruise to accommodate us. More than enough space and all rooms were outside cabins with large windows where you could see the river. Our cruise was fantastic. We had more than enough great food every day and we treated to...

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