June 2011 Blog Posts (164)

Super Cheap San Diego - Las Vegas Airfares

Spirit Airlines just announced that they are starting daily non-stop service between San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.



To celebrate, the airline is offering…

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Added by Elizabeth Hansen on June 23, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Day 2: Nairobi

February 6th 2009, 10:08

Today was all about the animals, the Giraffe Centre and Crocodile Village, and Francis was our driver and companion. Mum has a diary at home featuring pictures of Africa. The one that had caught my eye was of a stately looking home with a real life giraffe poking its head through the window. So it was exciting when that’s exactly where we ended up today, that home had belonged to the founder of the Giraffe…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 23, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Open Hand Orphanage, Nairobi - The Sequel

March 29th 2009, 15:30

When we arrived at the orphanage to stay for the weekend (which was our second weekend during our internship at Pamoja), the staff were embarrassed because the water had been cut off. “We haven’t done any washing since yesterday!” they said apologetically, and it meant we had nothing else to do than play!



I don’t know what came over me, but I did a very unusual thing: I let someone else use my camera. In…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 23, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

Amboseli, Kenya

February 28th 2009, 01:00

Everyone says that, if what you want is safari, then Masai Mara is the best. It has the most game, apparently. More lions than you can shake a stick at (definitely don’t shake a stick at one). That may be the case. But what you won’t get at Mara is a bloody great volcano in the background. For that reason and that reason alone, if you’re only doing safari once, do it at Amboseli.



The landscape is…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 23, 2011 at 11:21am — 2 Comments

Day 1: Nairobi

6th February 2009, 10:00

As I mentioned earlier, in preparation for our grand tour, we had contacted a number of Dad’s friends and colleagues. A result of these communications was that a driver was holding a board with our names on it as we walked through Arrivals at Jomo Kenyatta International. His name was Francis, and he knew how to spell my name. He chatted as he drove us for an hour and a half to our guesthouse, but you’ll have to…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 23, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Enjoy Wilderness of Corbett Park with Deluxe Accommodation

Named after Jim Corbett—a famous hunter, Jim Corbett National Park is among India's oldest national parks. Every year, it attracts a huge number of tourists from national as well as international vicinity. Popular inhabitants of the park include tigers, leopards, crocodiles, elephants, wild boars, spotted deer and truly beautiful and unique chirping birds. While on tour to this great park, do ensure to have…

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Added by Rohit Choudhary on June 23, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Volunteering Abroad: Corporate Social Responsibility

More and more corporations are starting to engage in international volunteer programs, they are doing this as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts. Corporate responsibility helps to align organizations business operations with social values. Volunteering abroad as a part of your corporate social responsibility will help your organization address expectations of some of your other stake holders, including your investors and employees. It therefore does not only help you to…

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Added by Zablon Mukuba on June 23, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

Enjoy Vietnam vacation with special holiday packages by Buffalo Tours

“For adventure lovers world-wide and for those who like to kick back and relax Buffalo Tours have created beautiful beach breaks and adrenaline filled adventures in Vietnam



Whether you want to relax in Vietnam or increase the flow of adrenaline by trying out adventurous activities, Buffalo Tours (www.buffalotours.com) has an itinerary for every choice and personality. Visit Vietnam to get a mesmerizing experience and to discover the… Continue

Added by Amit K on June 22, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments

Zero Hour

6th February 2009, 9:50

By the time we got on the plane from Heathrow to Nairobi, I’d had 4 hours sleep in 3 days. When the cat sniffed my rucksack and finally clocked what was going on, I burst into hysterical tears that lasted from closing the door on him to the tube, along the Piccadilly line and all the way to Heathrow. Alex was very good about it, he must have been utterly horrified. I passed out within minutes of having fastened…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 21, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

T minus 5 hours

February 1st 2009, 13:47

Time to shut down, take the bags down, wait for Alex and cry on the cat. See you soon, folks.

Yikes!!

Added by Tania Payne on June 21, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

slightly less than T minus 6 hours

February 1st 2009, 12:29

The blizzard seems to have stopped...

There's a cracking tennis match going on. Can't really watch it, of course.

Added by Tania Payne on June 21, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

T minus 6 hours

February 1st 2009, 12:24

Here comes the blizzard...

Added by Tania Payne on June 21, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Instead of Kate Middleton's Bucklebury, Explore the Villages of Your Own Ancestors

You probably now have heard that Bucklebury is a village in Berkshire (pronounced bark-sheer) England where Her Royal Highness, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, (a.k.a. Kate Middleton) is from. 

Before and after the grand Royal wedding of Prince William to his beloved Kate, thousands of people have flocked to the small West Berkshire village, of just…
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Added by Julia - Ancestors in Europe on June 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Where RV Now? Shakedown Trip = FAIL

After working very long hours the past few days we managed to clear up the time to finally go camping for a weekend. We awoke early eager to hit the road again (even if only for a few miles).



We've been delayed by weather and work from taking this spring shakedown trip a few times prior to this weekend. We've planned to install some new technology (tv, radio, backup camera, etc) to update some old and non working components.…



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Added by Home Is Where We Park on June 21, 2011 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

T minus 14 hours

February 1st 2009, 04:28

I don't want to go anymore. I want to go to bed. I want a lie in. I want to eat pizza. I want round the clock access to mayonnaise. I feel a bit sick. I just brushed my teeth and tongue a little too vigourously and nearly was. I've just said goodbye to Mum, also on her way to Africa, off to meet Dad. They'll both be so near yet so far. Her stiff upper lip was a bit more wobbly than Dad's, in fact she didn't…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 20, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Isla Múcura, Colombia: Deliciosos Días Desconectados en una Tranquila Isla

Por:Juan Diego Santacoloma

 En esa búsqueda de lo mas parecido a un paraíso tropical para el descanso, QueLlevar.Travel conoció Isla Múcura y allí pasó un par de días en el Hotel Punta Faro.

Era cerca del medio día cuando llegamos a Isla Múcura, en medio de colores que vibraban a pleno sol. La ruta de acceso al muelle del hotel Punta Faro, proporcionaba la mejor primera impresión del lugar; el agua turquesa, la arena blanca, los techos de palma…

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Added by QueLlevar on June 20, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Hong Kong Is a Safe City – I Mean, REALLY Safe

I have not had one “incident” in 35 years.       



This is a question I am often asked.



Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world. Fact. I really mean safe and that covers kids, young adults, single women, the elderly and just your average person.



We have in excess of 25,000 Police Officers in Hong Kong and they are very visible on our streets, they are competent and professional and the vast majority can… Continue

Added by Jamie Lloyd on June 20, 2011 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

T minus 5 days

January 27th 2009, 13:45

I think I've had my first lariam dream. Having had only one proper nightmare ever, I was curious about this possible side effect, and almost looking forward to it. It sounded like a challenge. Well, last night, I was being chased up a flight of stairs by two axe murderers. Fortunately, they ended up murdering each other and by the end, I was fishing for trout in our garden pond. So, I reckon I can handle…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 20, 2011 at 5:03pm — No Comments

T minus 7 days

January 26th 2009, 03:30

This time next week, we will be on a plane going to Nairobi. I’m a teensy bit of a nervous wreck. I have cried at Holiday ShowdownThe Dog Whisperer (which isn’t as good as It’s Me Or The Dog) and tonight I almost entirely dissolved into a pool of salt water and phlegm during Deep Impact. Hopefully, it’s the lariam. I don’t remember feeling like this when I was doing it ten…

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Added by Tania Payne on June 20, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

For The Love Of The Land Down Under

G'day Mates!



You really have to love OZ. If there is a utopia on Earth. It just may be Australia. The flora and fauna, the Aussies are the nicest people around, and just the raw unspoilt feeling of OZ. The vast open spaces of the Outback and the Aboriginal culture. I'm a Scuba Diver, so just the Great Barrier Reef alone is enough for me to love OZ. Plus I'm a Greek and Melbourne is the highest concentration of Greeks outside of Athens, and Sydney just may be the most livable city on… Continue

Added by Nicholas Kontis on June 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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