Dubai and South Africa

Ivory Lodge bathroom

Safari in Kruger National Park

This was our second visit to South Africa and this time we safaried in Kruger National Park. The Ivory Lodge in Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sands was the most luxurious hotel Irene and I ever stayed at. Just look at the bathroom! Two game drives each day. The first early AM, right […]

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Cable Car to Table Mountain

Cape Town and Environs

South Africa, Cape Town. This is one of the most exciting cities in the world. The setting itself, with Table Mountain as a backdrop and surrounded by the sea, is gorgeous. We loved Table Bay Hotel on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. Our trip arranged by the excellent tour operator, Big Five, couldn’t have been […]

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Gold in store windows

The Riches of Dubai

With all the hype, I don’t think I would go out of my way to visit Dubai though if it were the starting or ending point of a cruise, I would certainly plan a 2-day visit, but no more. Dubai is part of the United Arab Emirates but has no oil. The big attraction is […]

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