Category: Africa

Why You Would Love Small Ship River Cruising on the Nile
Egypt

Why You Would Love Small Ship River Cruising on the Nile

Most people when they think of a Nile cruise immediately also think of Agatha Christie’s famous work, Death on the Nile. I can assure you that while my experience small ship river cruising on the Nile was exciting, it didn’t venture into murder and mayhem. My cruise on board the luxury small cruiser, the Oberoi

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safety in Egypt
Egypt

How Safe is It to Visit Egypt? A Personal Perspective

My story about the Nile Cruise I took in Egypt raised quite a few comments on the safety of visiting Egypt at this time.  In fact, the most common question was ‘How safe is it to visit Egypt these days?”  I’ve taken some time to think about the answer and here are my thoughts on

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Temple of Horus at Edfu
Egypt

Visiting The Temple of Horus in Edfu on an Egyptian Ferrari

As the ship glided into the docking area, the warmth of the early morning sun promised another a beautiful day. After a hearty breakfast on board the Oberoi Philae Nile cruiser, we were setting out on a visit to the Temple of Horus in Edfu nearby.  Edfu is a small city of about 60,000 people

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a family vacation in zanzibar
Africa

5 Reasons For A Family Vacation to Zanzibar

Zanzibar.  The  name rolls of the tongue evoking images of distant lands and foreign climes. How could the island of Zanzibar not be exotic when the name itself is so cool? My children have been begging me to visit the island ever since one of their school friends had a family vacation to Zanzibar. Zanzibar

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Kirstenbosch Garden in Cape Town
South Africa

Kirstenbosch Garden, an Oasis in Cape Town

Nestled against the side of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a tranquil green oasis in Cape Town.  In a city that can feel in your face at times, Kirstenbosch Garden in Cape Town is a welcome respite that feels like a world in itself. What To Do at Kirstenbosch Garden Kirstenbosch is very

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Lake Malawi in Malawi
Malawi

A Family Road Trip In Malawi

Welcome to the show notes for Episode 2 of the Just Go Places Podcast.  Episode Two is titled A Family Road Trip in Malawi. Summary In this episode, I speak to Rachel Heller, a blogger and travel writer, who took her family on a road trip down memory lane through the tiny African country of Malawi.

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Egypt

Swimming with the Fishes in the Royal Seascope 

We heard mixed reviews about the Royal Seascope glass bottom boat tours in Sharm el Sheikh. Some people loved them while others thought they were lame. The Seascope boats are semi submerged in the water so that you can experience the sea life without actually snorkelling or diving. We had a nice reef off the

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