We’re off to Israel for a special trip. Although getting there took 25 hours, the good meals and service helped us get through it.
Ah Petra! Nicknamed the Rose City and one of the wonders of the world, Petra is a vast city carved into rock by the Nabateans, an ancient Arab civilization. Don and I had been to Petra in 2008 on a day trip, crossing from Eilat, Israel into Jordan. We’d had a less than wonderful visit:Read more
As if seeing all the animals wasn’t enough for one day, after lunch we left the crater and visited a Masai village. On the way, however, we were treated to this tree full of monkeys. At the village we were welcomed warmly and gathered to watch several traditional activities, such as this welcome dance in the videoRead more
Jamba–hello in Swahili–from the Ngorongoro Crater. On the drive to the crater floor we had a Swahili lesson, learning phrases to help us on our game drive: Si mama–stop for a photo opp, sawa sawa–OK, and twen-de–we’re done, let’s move on. And of course: Asante–thank you,; karibo–you’re welcome, and kwahare—good-bye. Our day in the crater started bright and early—earlyRead more
After our day in India, off we went early the next morning for our 7+ hour flight to Tanzania, landing at the Kilimanjaro airport. Our flight crew was appropriately dressed to welcome us as we boarded in Agra. What a fun group they are! Unfortunately we were unable to do a fly-over to view MountRead more