Marrakech, Morocco; Day 4

The 5 Adventurers had another day of commerce, cuisine and cultural assimilation in the Old Medina. Brian was determined to purchase a few items which caught his eye during earlier trips through the narrow alleyways of this neighborhood. He left shortly after breakfast to have time to wander the shops, try on items and notContinue reading “Marrakech, Morocco; Day 4”

Marrakech, Morocco; Day 3

This morning was spent hanging out at the Riad reading, doing laundry etc. For lunch we wandered around the corner to a 300 year old building that was once a Farouk or hotel. Today it is the home of a local restaurant Terrasse La Medersa. We chose a table on the roof terrace which wasContinue reading “Marrakech, Morocco; Day 3”

Marrakech, Morocco; Day 2

Today we enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the Jemaa El Fnaa square – the largest in the Medina. Two of us had traditional Moroccan dishes (Tagine Chicken & Lamb Couscous). The others had bolognese and cheeseburgers (not shown because, why bother?). The Jemaa El Fnaa is the famous Marrakech square which features snake charmers, musicians,Continue reading “Marrakech, Morocco; Day 2”

Hurghada, Egypt; Day 3

One of our fine Adventurers took in a little too much sun yesterday. She forgot sunscreen and sat on the sunny side during lunch which was so delightful it lasted most of the afternoon. A day mostly inside was on her wishlist. Another of our Adventurers had a shoe stolen by the Nile earlier inContinue reading “Hurghada, Egypt; Day 3”

Dubai, UAE; Day 5

Today’s primary adventure was a guided tour around Old Dubai to get a lesson in traditional Emirati life. We again used ‘Get Your Guide’ and met Mahmoud early afternoon for our walking tour through the Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood and some of the other key sites. We had a good experience on public transportation yesterdayContinue reading “Dubai, UAE; Day 5”

Dubai, UAE; Day 3

We didn’t waste any time getting ourselves to the tallest building in the world – the Burj Khalifa. We needed to do some shopping. We carry about a week’s worth of clothes in our backpacks. After wearing and washing them over and over for the last 35 weeks or so, some are starting to getContinue reading “Dubai, UAE; Day 3”

Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 26

We had a quiet day today after a lot of Adventures this week and a late night last night. A good Thai lunch, using up food from the kitchen for dinner and family movie night were the highlights of our activity. We leave Chiang Mai on Monday to explore some other parts of Thailand beforeContinue reading “Chiang Mai, Thailand; Day 26”

Phuket, Thailand; Day 10

We were looking forward to visiting the market at Nai Yang Beach which is held on Saturday afternoon but were fearful that a rain storm might put a damper on the shopping. Fortunately the rains held off and we were able to sort through a wide variety of items for sale. Tiffany was right toContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand; Day 10”

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; Day 5

A short post for a quiet day. The adventurers stayed close to home with the kids reading and making up games with their cuddles. The plot included many paper snowflakes so we are enjoying a bit of pretend winter here in the tropics. We did a little shopping. It’s amazing how fast clothes tire outContinue reading “Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica; Day 5”