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10th April 2011

Amazing place
Always wanted to go there ;-)
10th April 2011

Looks like a great place
Very nice photos.
28th March 2011

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24th March 2011

A great read Tom, as usual. All the Punic Wars stuff gives me memories of high school history! ;-)
17th March 2011

Destination Egypt!
Hi John. Thanks for your comment and I wish your family all the best for your upcoming trip to Egypt. I have just arrived back in the same downtown hotel in Cairo, where the first travellers I met were a Canadian family with four kids. The situation has changed again for the better even since I arrived in Egypt two weeks ago, and Tahrir Square has now been cleared of protestors in the last three days by Egyptians themselves. There will also be a democratic vote this coming weekend on the structure of the new constitution. Giza is wonderful, as is Upper Egypt on the Nile. Please note I don't have a family, but I visited the Egyptian Museum with absolutely no problems. The country is secure, the people are wonderful, the army want the best for the Egyptian people so I recommend your family come along for the ride. Enjoy!
17th March 2011

My family is planning on going to Egypt in April. Is that a good idea/ We have a few days in Cairo, then to the usual tourist spots on the Nile. My thinking is to go right from the airport to the hotel near Giza, and not to the Egyptian museum etc. Your thoughts.
14th March 2011

We are enjoying your travels
Thanks for writing.
14th March 2011

Come to Egypt
Hi Dale, thanks for your comment. I recommend a visit and the Egyptian people are desperate for tourists to visit again. I've never had so many welcomes in my life, even from the military at the various checkpoints into Sinai. Government websites will always take a conservative viewpoint on non essential travel to trouble spots, and justifiably so. But I have stopped over in Sharm and stayed in Aswan with no problems. Finally, re your question I got a visa on arrival, 15 buckaroos and sorted in a jiffy for most nationalities. Enjoy!
14th March 2011

we bought our tickets in January - prior to the unrest. Wondering what your view is of the situation now. We are intending to fly to Cairo then to Sharm el sheik and spend a week in the on the Red Sea and then possibly head to Aswan. I"ve been to Cairo 4 times - and thoroughly enjoy. Just wondering about your view of situation as gov't website still indicates to refrain from non essential travel. Also, did you get your visa prior to flying there. thanks
13th March 2011

very cool to follow
Hi Tom, I'm really enjoying following your travels. What an exciting time to travel to Egypt! Stay safe and write lots! Cheers, Lisa and Steve P.S. Have you heard about the show "An Idiot Abroad"? You might enjoy watching it - it's funny.
12th March 2011

Hi Tom, it must be an exciting to be part of history in the making. I certainly hope the legitimate aspirations of the Egyptian people come to fruition. Enjoy your time in Africa.
8th March 2011

Great timing
Tom, Exciting time to be in Egypt. Well done, and make sure you slow down enough to take it in. Beautiful desert photos on your blog.
8th March 2011

G'day Tom. Nice to read such a positive story on Egypt! Sounds like a fascinating time to be there. I notice that next door, ol' Muammar has taken the advice of the "Mandarin Club Lunchtime Dictators' Advisory Panel" and decided to get more assertive ;-) Travel safe.
8th March 2011

Hey mate... Exciting time to be in that part of the world. Sounds like you are stacking in awesome experiences already. Love the photos. Stay safe. Ren
22nd November 2010

Hi there, Im coming to Phuket in DEC. I'd love to dance salsa. Where should i go? Whats the open hours? thanks, Anar
21st October 2010
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli

Albert Anker
.... my great uncle; born in London.... I wonder how he managed to volunteer and to what group he belonged...... his name is on the monument. Albert's brother Victor, my grandfather was a Seaforth Highlander in France.... until December, 1918. I did not know him. When I think of the two brothers, I often tell myself: "Victor, don't you ever complain about a hard day".
19th August 2010

I was in Norway this August too
Hey Tommy! I don't know if you remember me. We meet in Florence in December 2008. I was in Norway this August too. I travelled during 12 days from Lofoten Islands to Oslo passing through Trondheim, Geiranger, Bergen and Stavanger. As you say, Norway is a magical part of the world! It was a wonderfull travel with wonderful views. Best regards! Ferran
15th August 2010

your blogs are really good, I don't know how you've managed to stay under the radar.
5th August 2010
Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

Visit if you want to see more fotos about Hill of Crosses. This place is a Miracle.
4th August 2010

"Oh hon, you've seen nothing yet" is what I feel like saying but won't because I don't know ya. =) Gothenburg and Stockholm beautiful for sure but the south is really where you need to be. Ystad and the nearby areas, Ales stenar, Glimminge hus, the island of Hven only few things to be enjoyed. And the island of Gotland, of course. Though it isn't as far south but a must in my book. Enjoy!
29th July 2010

Mycket Bra!
So mate, sounds like you are loving the Swedes so far....if I was still living there we could have caught up for beers! I'll sell ya my apartment there, 3 hours from Stockholm, good investment dude ;-) Anyhow, keep giving those Swedish heaps......du masta prata mycket Svenska....och dricker mycket ol!! Jas
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27th July 2010

very nice
so nice! that is what i appreciate。
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23rd July 2010

"That it should come to this!"
A picturesque country by all accounts. I loved the rendition of rains in Africa on the bottles! Happy travels Tom.
21st July 2010

The absent Mermaid
Hey mate, Always love your blogs. The Littlest Mermaid is at the World Expo in China... The most popular attraction at the Expo I heard. Enjoy yourself... Ren
21st July 2010

My hometown
Hi Tom, Don't know if you remember me, we met briefly somewhere in Africa in 2007 (Malawi i think). Denmark is my country and Copenhagen my hometown for 10 years before I moved to Australia shortly after returning from Africa, so I'm glad to see that you enjoyed yourself in what I think is one of the most liveable cities in the world. I haven't been back home in 2 years but a due to head off in a week, so you can imagine how excited I am by now. I will be bringing my boyfriend, his first time in Denmark, so will send him you entry as inspiration. Happy travels Mia

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