Rwanda – Rubbing Shoulders With Silverbacks!

Largest Silverback Guhonda looks straight at the camera.

The magnificent mountain gorillas are Rwanda’s major draw. I am more of an urban explorer and yet, when asked to pick my most memorable travel moments, it is our precious hour with the silverback gorillas that first comes to mind.

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Joy Is……….(No.3)

Bonding with sisters. The youngest, after four long years. Back soon. Until then happy travels… matter where life takes you.

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The Extraordinary Renewal Of Rwanda

The Kigali Genocide Memorial is a powerful tribute to the victims of genocide. It is also a testament to the tenacity of a people and their remarkable rise up from that dark and devastating chasm into hope and renewal.

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Joy Is …..(no. 2)

An alfresco meal….   ….and an afternoon siesta! Happy travels…… matter where life takes you!

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A Dreamy Afternoon At The Rock

View from The Rock

Accessed by boat at full tide and on foot over a narrow coral embankment when the tide is out, the setting of this picturesque shack perched on a rocky outcrop of the Michamwi Pingwe coast of Zanzibar, justifies its inclusion in many top restaurant lists And our 90 minute taxi ride from Stone Town!Sipping on a chilled mango and […]

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Back From Africa

Postcards From Africa!

Yes that is Rwanda. Yes, Rwanda is safe.
No, they do NOT walk around hacking each other to pieces with machetes.
And the epicentre of the Ebola epidemic is closer to Spain than most of East and South Africa.

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A Shimmery Sunset & Thoughts Of Home

Watching the sun slip quietly behind the trees in this beach resort we have escaped to for R’s birthday (and our anniversary), it seems like an anticlimax to not have the sea reflect the explosion of copper and gold that is so typical of a spectacular west coast sunset. I realise now, how much I […]

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Egypt – Star Gazing In Dendera

Day trip to Abydos and Dendera from Luxor- Photos of the incredible zodiac ceiling in the Temple of Hathor and tips on how to get there.

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Egypt – Sunsets On The Nile

Past emerald plains and furrowed mountains old,Whose violet gorges snare the wandering eye,The pillared palms day’s dying embers hold,Like shafts of bronze against the crimson sky, And every cloud mirrors its rosy foldIn tremulous waves which blush and wander by We float, and feel the magic penetrate,Till all our soul is colored by the hues, […]

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