DANCING PANDAS

Journaling The Journey

Mundari Tribe – 2 Extraordinary Days

Mundari Juba Cows

In this modern day and age it is difficult to think about people living off the land without technology, electricity or even running water.  Yet, the Mundari Tribe is doing just that!  Their lives revolve around their prized possessions – their cows!  Learn about these extraordinary people and how we came to spend 2 marvelous […]

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Mountain Gorillas – #1 Place to See them Ethically & Cheap

Mountain Gorillas Bwindi Uganda Cheap Ethical

Ever since we saw Sir David Attenborough sharing his stories about mountain gorillas  we have dreamed of trekking with them ourselves.  To do this ethically was our first priority.  Our second was the budget. However, we did find a great way to see them for a reasonable cost that supports the conservation efforts of these […]

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Cairo Museum and Final Thoughts on Exciting Egypt

After 4 days in Hurghada we were ready to head back to Cairo to see the museum and to finish our 30 day stay in Egypt.  We arranged for a car through Emo Travel and unlike our first great experience with them had a horrible one this time around. Our pick up was supposed to […]

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A tale of two Hiltons – Luxor and Hurghada

While in Egypt, we stayed at 2 Hiltons.  One in Luxor – the Hilton Luxor Resort and the other in Hurghada.  The experiences could not have been more different.  In this review, I share our stays – the good the bad and the ugly! After our speedy ride from Abu Simbel to Aswan we boarded […]

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Magical Abu Simbel Egypt

Abu Simbel is truly the magical gem of Egypt.  Although it is located in the southern most point of the country – right on the border with Sudan.  The journey is really worth it.   From Aswan we arranged for a car to take us the 3.5 hours to Abu Simbel and back the following day […]

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Nile Cruise – Luxor to Aswan Egypt- Worth It?

After reading many blogs and itineraries for Egypt it was clear that our trip would not be complete without a Nile cruise.  The most recommended re-seller of these types of cruises is viator.com  – the 5 day/4 night one from Luxor to Aswan.  In reality it is 4 days/4 nights.  Naively I thought of a […]

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10 Interesting days in Cairo and Alexandria

Flying over Cairo was a vision of sand – mazes of uniform brown buildings creating domino like displays wherever you looked.  Driving into Cairo was an assault on our senses – the smell of diesel and burning plastic, the loud sound of never ending horns, the heat through the haze of pollution…45 minutes later we […]

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