Our final destination, Zimbabwe, and specifically Victoria Falls. A huge bucket list tick was about to happen. We travelled the short journey to Victoria falls by coach and before getting to our hotel we were taken to a local viewpoint and restaurant. We looked at the menu and decided as a group to eat there … More Adventures in Zimbabwe.
Leaving Pretoria, we flew from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, then took a coach transfer a short distance into Botswana, Kasane region near to Chobe National Park. The border crossing was amusing as we had to take all our shoes out of our cases and put them in a tray if (muddy) water. We … More Adventures in Botswana
After a rainy evening in Durban – we confined ourselves to the hotel and enjoyed a local dish – Bunny Chow, which is a curry served within a loaf of bread- what a great idea and utterly delicious! We got our more formal clothes out and were whisked to the railway station, where we were … More Adventures aboard The Pride of Africa train- Durban to Pretoria
Poor Omah, our trusty South African local guide got fed up of us asking ‘are we on the garden route yet?’ I think. The reality was that the majority of our journey from Cape Town to Knysna wasn’t on ‘the garden route’- but it really didn’t matter. The scenery rivalled the Peruvian Andes. We travelled … More The Garden Route, South Africa. Feb 2023
It was officially time for an adventure. We met with our tour manager from GRJ, Angie at terminal 5, and made our way through to departures. Our evening flight with BA went smoothly and before we knew it we were landing in Cape Town Tuesday lunchtime. We had a chilled afternoon, round the pool of … More Cape Town, South Africa. Feb 2023
As has become our tradition- when we venture off on a long haul adventure, we like to arrive in London a day or two early to have an explore. This time we travelled to London early morning on a National express coach and spent the morning taking in a walk published in a book Keith … More Adventures in London- our pre Long Haul mini break.
Making the most of a flight change in Singapore, we decided to tack on two nights and one full day in Singapore. Poor Keith, he knew there was only one place I wanted to stay, and I wasn’t going to Singapore without staying there. Marina Bay Sands. The three towers with the surf board on … More Singapore
Crossing into Cambodia via speedboat sounds like an adventure, and let me tell you – it was. Some of our group, us included, had E visas, which it turned out wouldn’t be accepted where we were going. We were re-routed to an alternative border crossing which we travelled to by getting a speedboat out of … More Cambodia
After leaving Saigon, we travelled by coach to the Mekong Delta area. We had some time on the river, including in tiny boats through small branches of the river. We saw locals and their community and felt like we were in Apocalypse now. It was simply brilliant. See our video highlights here We were taken … More Adventures in the Mekong Delta and into Cambodia
October 2022 Our flight to Saigon was fairly smooth (despite Keith being pulled up about something dodgy in his case- turns out it was Aldi deodorant!) and the afternoon was spent doing some sight seeing and shopping! We enjoyed a walking tour with Tien and saw some historical sites and then checked into our hotel, … More Saigon and Nha Trang