lionessesOur first taste of Tanzania was a drive to Lake Victoria. Along the way, we were surprised at how different a country that is right next door to Kenya could be. You literally cross the border and the houses are different, the people are different and even the roads are different! The houses are Masaai houses, we later found out.

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flamingos1We landed in Nairobi and thankfully we’d already gone through the visa saga, so we got through reasonably quickly, got our bags, then waited about 30 minutes to buy some more US dollars. No transfer waiting for us (which we’d organised), so we headed to where the tour group told us to go for a taxi – glad we had a backup plan! Traffic was terrible! But our taxi guy found a less congested way and got us there in one piece. Obama was starting his first speech after his arrival in Ghana.

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gorillasWow – what a start to our trip. People thought we were crazy to go to Rwanda. But this place is absolutely amazing and let me just say that the rest of the world need take a page out of the Rwandan book. 15 years after the horrific genocide, this country has picked itself up proudly, moved on and got themselves a kick arse attitude.

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cricketWe bought tickets to the Aussies vs West Indies 20-20 match at the Oval – which happens to be a 10 minute bus ride from where we live. We thought we’d be up for a great day out in London to see our fellow citizens in a nice laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Boy were we wrong.

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stonehengeAfter recovering from our Spehering experience, we head off for a day in the Cotswolds and then headed to Stonehenge to see what the fuss is all about.

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spheringSometimes you get the feeling someone is trying to give you a hint. Well I got the hint. My inlaws are trying very hard to try make me look like a fool in public.

Sphering – To roll down a hill in a hamster blow up ball for fun.
Sphering (Kim’s defintion) – To try and prevent oneself from vomiting in the ball and rolling in it.

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zeusAnother long weekend to make the most of, we headed to Athens for a few days to get reintroduced to that thing called a sun and to see the sights and well… drink the coffee!

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bucharestWe headed to Bucharest in Romania for our second wedding anniversary. But this time we decided to go on a real weekend break and keep the sight seeing to a minimum!

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poppiesSeeing Turkey in 10 days is indeed ridiculous and although we tried, there’s only so much one can do! The highlight was without a doubt the ANZAC day services at Gallipoli – an incredibly patriotic, moving, reflective and proud moment in our lives that we will never forget.

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lucerneForget the Easter eggs, Easter 2009 presented a 4 day long weekend and we were off for a road trip through Southern France and train trip through Switzerland.

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