South Africa (via Dubai) & Mauritius
Thursday May 21st – Sunday June 7th, 2009
(Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg)
Dubai: Half Day City Tour (Dazzling Dubai Skyscrapers, Atlantis Hotel , Al Fahidi Mosque, Old Dubai & the Ford , Spice & Gold Souqs ), Hotel (Harbor House) & Airport (Emirates Airline), Sand Dune & Desert Dinner Tour, Emirates Airline & Harbour Hotel
(tours through Arabian Adventures)
Cape Town: General Intro & Cape Cadogan Apartments, Half Day City Tour ( Table Mountain), Robben Island Tour, Full Day Peninsula Tour (Hout Bay, Botanical Gardens, Penguin colony & Simon’s Town, Cape of Good Hope), Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (Waterford Winery in Stellenbosch, Grand Provence & Franschhoek, La Petite Ferme & Anura Vineyards in the Paarl Valley).
Safari at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve- River Lodge, Lions (Two Brothers & the Cubs), Elephants (& the Tree, Family) , Rhinos at Sunset, Water Buffalo, Giraffes, Hippo, Impala, , Other Animals (Monkeys & Birds)
Mauritius- Hilton Mauritius Hotel, Full day South Island Tour (Chamarel 7 color Earth, waterfalls, Black River Gorges NP & Temple, Chamarel Rum Factory, Bois Cheri Tea Factory & the Crater), Sunset Cruise & Dinner, Full day North Island Tour (Port Louis, Le Caudan Waterfront ), Mountains & Sunset, Around Flic-en-Flac
Number of Flights: 7 (to Dubai, to Cape Town, to Lion Sands, to Jburg, to Mauritius, to Dubai, & to Houston)
Total Flight Time: 53.5 hours scheduled air time + 6.5 hour flight delay in Cape Town + layovers!
Books Read: My Sister’s Keeper, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Movies Watched: Taken, He’s Just Not That into You, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Marley & Me, Seven Pounds, numerous episodes of Simpson’s, Friends & Dexter.
Photos Taken: 2700+ tons I deleted in camera
Photos Uploaded: 917 photos in 5 sets on Flickr- Mauritius (213), Johannesburg (52), Lion Sands (263), Cape Town (235) & Dubai (154)
Days worth of blogging: 45 posts