We've only been to one country so far on the African continent - Egypt.
The other country that was close to the African continent is Mauritius
- an island off the East coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. We hope
to go on an African safari and see South Africa soon - maybe with Bob and
Why Egypt in the middle of summer when the
temperature is above 100? Why not! Friends of ours, Bob and Eileen, who
we met in Finland, invited us to go on vacation with them to Egypt. They
figured that since we'd spent Christmas in one of the coldest climates,
we may as well spend our summer vacation in one of the warmest climates.
We bought into the idea and we all decided on a week long trip in August!
We went to Mauritius for 10 days
in October of 1999. It was really a last minute holiday choice. If there
hadn't been troubles in East Timor in October, this entry would have said
Bali, Indonesia. But, at the last minute, we decided to stay away from
a country with international peace-keeping forces in it and enjoyed the
tropical island of Mauritius instead.