Sharks!

Written on May 22, 2018 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 May 21, 2018 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 May 20, 2018 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 May 19, 2018 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 May 18, 2018 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 May 17, 2018 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 May 16, 2018 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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I can’t believe we saw this much in ONE day!

Written on May 15, 2018 in Egypt

Luxor – November 13th 2017 We finished off our time in Luxor at the Compound, said goodbye to our wonderful hosts and hopped into a cab to take us to the dock where our Nile Cruise was waiting! Yes, we splurged on a cruise. 4 days of all you can eat!! er… I mean, important...

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Luxury in Luxor

Written on May 14, 2018 in Egypt

Luxor – November 10th – 12th 2017 We loved everything about Jordan. Everything from floating in the Dead Sea to the hospitality of the Jordanians. I had been apprehensive to take our family there at first thinking the country was part of the unrest everywhere, but was proved to be so wrong in my initial...

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Exploring Amman

Written on May 13, 2018 in Jordan

Amman – November 9th 2017 One of the last days in Jordan we explored the city of Amman. We had the car rental but didn’t dare try to drive it into the city. Traffic was a whole new ballgame over there! We contemplated taking the bus but I was a little nervous about that and...

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