Posts with the tag africa

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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Mouthwash can really get you in trouble!

Written on September 25, 2017 in Portugal

Marrakesh to Porto – September 24th – 25th 2017 We left Morocco and headed to the airport. We were on our way to Porto, Portugal with a quick plane change in Casablanca. First was all the security checks at the airport. It was excessive. I’m not complaining in the least about the many checks we...

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The price you pay for the terrace

Written on September 23, 2017 in Morocco

Marrakesh – September 23rd 2017 Our last full day in Morocco was finally here. We stayed around the hotel in the morning and afternoon to get a good swim in for the kids. Our plan was to head back to Jemaa el-Fna square at night as we heard the square really comes alive then. As...

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Lunch in the river

Written on September 22, 2017 in Morocco

Marrakesh – September 22nd 2017 Our BIG Morocco adventure day had arrived. We had hired Ali from ATM Journey tours in Morocco to take us around to see the Atlas mountains, Ourika Valley and end our tour with a sunset camel ride. We were picked up bright and early in the morning and set out...

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The Snake Charmer was NOT very charming

Written on September 21, 2017 in Morocco

Marrakesh – September 21st 2017 We had our hotel call for a cab and we were going to try to navigate the Medina and souks on our own here in Marrakesh. We knew it wasn’t as intricate and labyrinth-ish as Fes’ Medina and we had trusty google to help us this time. Our cab was...

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Train to Marrakesh!

Written on September 20, 2017 in Morocco

Fes to Marrakesh – September 19th – 20th 2017 Our third day in Fes was the best day ever! Kidding. We were completely lazy and stayed at the Riad to swim and laze around. Which could be looked at as the best day ever actually 🙂 The Riad was set up perfectly so the kids...

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