Travel

Sabi Sands Game Reserve Flying from Cape Town we arrived in Skukuza Airport at 12:30 pm. Skukuza is in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Kruger Park. We were staying at Dulini Lodge www.dulini.com for the next four days. Skukuza airport was recently reopened after extensive renovations. With beautiful timber floors and ceiling, the terminal is a […]

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Cape Town and its Surrounds  August 2014 Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world. It is also the oldest inhabited territory on Earth. Its land and its people sing a story that will resonate through those who visit. Africa contains fifty-four (54) sovereign countries. Centuries of great instability plagued […]

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The final leg of our Journey: A Week on the Yonne River Last night we stayed at the Hotel De Greuze situated at the foot of the 10th Century Abbaye Saint Phillbert in the village of Tournus. We ventured down the road to Le Rempart for dinner; a beautiful first class restaurant in this quaint […]

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Chateau Cazenac Couz-et-Bigaroque France – Venue for Chris and Miranda’s Wedding The morning after the wedding everything and everyone was quiet. We woke late, including the grandchildren, had breakfast and decided to drive to Montignac to buy our tickets for Lascaux 11 Caves. Mike, Jo and family spent the day at the Chateau. The kids […]

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Two trips to France in less than a year is not the norm for us. But after planning our Christmas/New Year holiday to Italy and France our niece and her fiancé decided on a French wedding in the Dordogne Region in September 2013. There was little we could do but enjoy our Christmas trip and […]

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We left Italy behind and drove over the mountains and through tunnel after tunnel until we arrived in Monaco. Monaco, land of fast cars, large boats and the richest of the rich. After parking the car at the marina we walked on to the jetties to check out the boats. Some had helicopters on their […]

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Our flight went via Rome arriving in Venice at 2.30pm. We had booked a transfer to our apartment. The water taxi took us to the closest point possible and we were met by a young man who walked us to our apartment. This time we thought we had booked a dud as we trooped towards […]

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We don’t know why, but all four of us expected a small Sicilian village, not a metropolis. There is a daily street market that spreads over a huge area with great bargains. If you are looking for food then it is best to visit in the morning. We spent our first afternoon wandering through the […]

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If you never, never go, you’ll never, never know just how beautiful the Italian landscape, Cities, food and people are. And furthermore if you have Italian ancestry, then you must go. I first began looking into my Scottish and English heritage in 2011. I joined ancestry.com and along with the help of my grandfather’s diaries […]

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