In the Land of the Pharaohs

Jeff and I are both stuck when it comes to writing about Egypt. We spent 3 weeks in this beautiful yet crazy country and our feelings are so mixed with the amazing things we saw and experienced and the frustration we felt with our day to day dealings as tourists in this very foriegn land.

Feeling a little worn after six weeks in East Africa, we cashed in on our skymiles for a bit of luxury at the La ...

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On Safari Part 4 – Tanzania

With our truck clean and re-energized with a new crew of travelers, we departed Kenya and headed south once again – this time to the country of Tanzania. After twelve hours of spine jarring jolts and bumps on possibly the worst road we had traveled upon so far, and we reached the Tanzanian city of Arusha where we stocked up on supplies for the final stage of our safari.

Our first stop, the Ngorongoro Crater, the ...

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On Safari Part 2 – Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

After a night at camp along the shore of the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria, once thought to be the source of the Nile, we set out for the border of Uganda, excited by the idea that we would be sitting amongst the Mountain Gorilla in just a few days time. Perhaps most well known to westerners as the country once terrorized by the megalomaniac dictator Idi Amin, Uganda is still recovering from years of corruption, neglect, ...

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On Safari Part 1 – Kenya

After a surreal wedding and honeymoon week spent on the island of Lamu, off the coast of northern Kenya, it was time to move on. We said goodbye to all of our new friends and hopped a prop plane from the Manda airstrip and headed back to mainland Kenya to settled down for a couple of days in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. We stayed just outside of the city center at the Wildebeest Camp, a ...

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A Swahili Wedding

Just a few weeks before leaving the Seychelles Jeff and I decided to get married in Lamu, an island off the northern coast of Kenya. We always knew that we would tie the knot on this year long journey, but deciding where and when was another story. Looking at destinations in Africa months before we left the States I had discovered the Lamu House hotel, with its Arab elegance it had intrigued me and I knew we had ...

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Our Wedding Band

Lila has been asking me to get this video of our wedding band on the site since we departed Lamu. We finally have a great Internet connection in Cairo (gotta love high end hotels:).

When we exited the Lamu House hotel to board the dhow that would take us to the beach for our ceremony this is what we were greeted with. We had no idea ...

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