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EGYPT (posted 27/07/2011)

Abu Simbel - temple in a mountain
Giza and Memphis - pyramids
Karnak - huge temple
Edfu and Komombo


Chichen Itza - Ancient Pyramids
Isla Mujeres - Mexico again
Cuba - Havana and Varadero
Teotihuacan (pyramids of the Sun and the Moon)
Monterrey and Cancun for Christmas
Mexico City

USA - East Coast

Three months of travelling up and down the US East Coast.

Dallas - Texas
New Orleans - Louisiana.
The Keys - Florida.
Bok Tower and Ship - Florida.
Wonderworks (big playground) - Florida.
Kennedy Space Center - Florida.
Kissimmee - Florida.
Salem and Vermont.
Fall Foliage - New Hampshire.
Continuing Northwards - Boston.
New York, New York.
More Washington pics.
A Capital with a Capitol.


A fortnight in Greece then we travelled from Oslo to Seville.

Seville - More pictures from a month spent here.
Seville - A beautiful city with a mix of Moorish and early Christian architectures.
Barcelona - a lovely region, especially out in Sabadell.
Brussels - Miserable weather, dirty city, nice balls...
Amsterdam - Another great city!
Copenhagen - We loved this city!
Oslo - a nice city and we were lucky to catch a freak heat-wave.
Poros - a truly beautiful, unspoilt Greek island... ours for two weeks!


After Vietnam we decided to skip Cambodia for now and went to Kuala Lumpur to have a look around.

Kuala Lumpur, a lovely city (with expensive beer!)


When we arrived in Vietnam we decided to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) stopping anywhere interesting on the way.

Saigon: The end of our visit to Vietnam
Saigon: The big smoke down south...
Hue: Even more touristy stuff, on motorbikes!
Hue: More touristy stuff
Hue: Tourist country... lots to see and do!
Hoi An: The Ancient City of Vietnam
Luxury! Sun Spa Resort in Dong Hoi
A slightly weird detour into Vietnamese local tourist country
The second tour from Ninh Binh
The first tour from Ninh Binh
Ha Noi (as the locals write it - two words) Old Quarter


An extremely unsuccessful visit to Thailand due to sickness, weather and politics. We'll have to try again though because it seemed like a great place to visit otherwise.

Bangkok in the rain, between the protests, while we weren't coughing too hard


We realised that 11 days won't be enough to do justice to even a scattering of Japan, so we picked Tokyo as a 'city break' destination for our first stay here.

Cherry Blossoms and Paper Fans
The next five days Tokyo stay
Our first four days in Tokyo


We couldn't leave New Zealand without visiting the South Island... and we're really glad we did.
Highlights were Dunedin and the Queenstown Lakes.

Glaciers and Mount cook
Lake Wanaka
Queenstown Lakes
Milford Sound
Christchurch to Invercargill: East Coast Travels
Christchurch: International Antarctic Centre
Auckland to Wellington: The Overlander Train

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