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Egypt’s Palace Hotels

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

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 one of the worlds...

Climbing Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai or ‘Moses Mountain’​Climbing Mount Sinai on the 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...

Mountain Gorillas

One of the most memorable days – ever! Visiting Mountain Gorilla’s.  It is  a long way to the remote Virunga Mountains in north western Rwanda which are right on the border with the DRC (Congo) & Uganda, and the Permits are difficult to get and really...

School in Sierra Leone

FollowFollow School DetailsStarted 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 block of childrens toilets complete...

Africa

Searching for Routes Beyond Travel Ideas and The Fascination of Africa Africa PostsEgypt’s Palace Hotels Climbing 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...

Hope in a Small 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,...

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 to Sierra...