Cairo (Part 1) – Memphis, Saqqara & The Great Pyramids

Our journey from Alexandria to Cairo necessitated another early start, this time to get to the capital before the traffic hit the highway. It felt like we had been in Continue Reading →

InterContinental Cairo Semiramis

On our arrival at the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis our immediate attention was diverted from the towering accommodation on the banks of the Nile to trying to sort sudden Egypt Air Continue Reading →

Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria conjures romantic notions of the Ancient seaport of an Egypt ruled by Cleopatra, where the powerful nation did business with the rest of the Mediterranean and the world. While Continue Reading →

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is on the must visit list for those travelling to Japan, especially when in cherry blossom season. Our travel time, however, was July, but we still found it to Continue Reading →

ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto

Finding our way out of busy Kyoto train station was swift and problem-free, and we were soon aboard the complimentary shuttle bus to the ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto. The driver, Continue Reading →

Kanazawa, Japan

Takayama to Kanazawa After savouring our traditional Japanese breakfast at our cute little ryokan in Takayama, we walked the conveniently short distance to the station and waited in the air Continue Reading →

ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky, Kanazawa

Our visit to Kanazawa provided us with our first Holiday Inn experience, and first impressions were extremely positive. The ANA Holiday Inn Kanazawa Sky appeared to be breaking stereotypes from Continue Reading →