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Aswan – Much More Than Just The High Dam – Part II

A photo essay by Dale of the Maritime Explorer on his recent journey with us to Egypt. In 2017 we were pleased to travel with Dale, a lawyer and travel writer from Canada. After returning from the tour, he shared with us his impressions of Lake Nakuru in Kenya and we are excited to share with you his beautiful photos and words. This post originally appeared on The Maritime Explorer and has been republished with permission. 

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Aswan – There’s a Lot More to See Than Just the High Dam – Part I

In 2017 we were pleased to travel with Dale, a lawyer and travel writer from Canada. After returning from the tour, he shared with us his impressions of Egypt and we excited to share with you his beautiful photos and words. This post originally appeared on The Maritime Explorer and has been republished with permission. 

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Philae Temples Egypt

Philae Temples – Eight Reasons You Must Visit on Your Trip to Egypt

Follow along with another instalment on the Egyptian highlights as Dale from The Maritime Explorer recounts a recent tour of Egypt led by us. In 2017 we were pleased to travel with Dale, a lawyer and travel writer from Canada. After returning from the tour, he shared with us his impressions of Egypt and we excited to share with you his beautiful photos and words.  This post originally appeared on The Maritime Explorer and has been republished with permission. 

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Abu Simbel – A Magical Day Trip from Aswan and Back

Learn more about one of Egypt’s most alluring and iconic visits. A longer read about Abu Simbel from a recent traveller with us, Dale of The Maritime Explorer. In 2017 we were pleased to travel with Dale, a lawyer and travel writer from Canada. After returning from the tour, he shared with us his impressions of Egypt and we excited to share with you his beautiful photos and words. This post originally appeared on The Maritime Explorer and has been republished with permission. 

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Why Lake Nakuru National Park is not just for birds

 

In 2017 we were pleased to travel with Dale, a lawyer and travel writer from Canada. After returning from the tour, he shared with us his impressions of Lake Nakuru in Kenya and we excited to share with you his beautiful photos and words.

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Lake Nakuru is a soda lake located in Kenya’s Lake Nakuru National Park, in the Rift Valley and is, at times, home to literally millions of flamingos.

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Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region is one breathtaking view after another. If you make one big trip in your life, this should be it!

Chasing glaciers in Patagonia

On the southern tip of South America straddling Chile, Argentina and the Andes lies Patagonia, a wild and far flung region with little settlement but big landscapes. Wide sweeping plains give way to mountains that tower in the horizon with granite peaks that scratch the skyline. Huge glaciers crash into the blue lakes that form at their melting point, and icy breezes blow icebergs to the shorelines.

Torres Del Paine Chile Patagonia

Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region is one breathtaking view after another. If you make one big trip in your life, this should be it!

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What a Tour of the 5 Stans Looks Like

For the adventurous, the list of worthwhile destinations is long. Usually near the top of that list, is the Five Stans - Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

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There is incredible art and attention to detail of these geometric and floral ceiling paintings in a mosque in Uzbekistan. It’s something you’ll see throughout the 5 Stans tours. Photo by Jonathan Hodgson

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