Egypt’s Palace Hotels

The Palace Hotels Egypt being a fascinating country with a remarkable history, an important colonial outpost, a trading and communications center, it is unsurprising that Egypt was a very early and important destination for wealthy folk from Britain, the USA, France...

Aswan – On The Edge

Aswan On The Edge The Old CataractSet overlooking the Nile, the islands and cataracts is the magnificent Old Cataract Hotel.  A famous hotel opened in 1899 and precipitated by the arrival of the railway and tourists!  Remarkably, thanks to Thomas Cooke it was really...

Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai Mount Sinai or ‘Moses Mountain’ ​Sinai Peninsula: Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery are 2-3 hours drive from Sharm el Sheik, although we had driven in 6-7 hours from Cairo, the capital of Egypt.  The last few hours navigating the arid,...

Rwanda: Mountain Gorillas and more

Rwanda : Mountain Gorilla's and more One of the most memorable days – ever! photo gallery Preparation – apart from all the normal logistical and health preparation  needed when visiting Africa you will need to plan ahead simply to get a Trekking Permit.  You will also...

Building a School in Sierra Leone

Building A School In Sierra Leone FollowFollow School Details Started in late 2016 this school now has, as of January 2019, 297 children enrolled with 6 teachers (3 are volunteers).  The school has 6 classrooms, teachers room, small Heads office, teacher toilet and a...

Africa

Searching for Routes Beyond Travel Ideas and The Fascination of Africa Africa PostsClimbing Mount Sinai Rwanda: Mountain Gorillas and more Sierra Leone Hope in a Small African Country The Humble Falafel Aswan – On The Edge Galleries Sierra Leone Gallery Burma IV...

Building A School In Sierra Leone

This is the story of How and Why, we managed to build a Primary School in Sierra Leone, West Africa.Click here to see a video of the story of the school being built in a remote part of Sierra Leone.Click here to read more about it.Click here to see photograph albumSee...

Hope in a Small African Country

So this looks like just the country that is recovering from Ebola, mudslides that killed thousands, a 12 year civil war and is in the bottom few of any measure, financial or quality of life, of any country? Hope In A Small African Country War, famine, corruption,...

The Humble Falafel

The Humble Falafel The Middle Eastern ClassicThe Humble Falafel!  One of the joys of visiting the Middle East is experimenting with the varied, mostly healthy, food.I have been curious for a while about the Falafel (and how this concoction came to be) and thus, I was...

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Click here for Sierra Leone Photo Gallery “Sierra Leone!  Is it safe?  Is there not some sort of terrible war going on?  Hey , and was’nt that the place that had that Ebola thing?”. It is a long story but I had the opportunity to return...