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GHENT, BELGIUM

Sunday September 21, 2014


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It was on a long weekend in Belgium that I discovered the most adorable city in the world. Ghent! From the cobblestoned alleyways of Patershol to the picturesque river canals, the tiny Flemish wonderland was like walking through a European postcard. A short train ride from Brussels, the medieval darling felt a world away from the bustling capital city – the perfect place to leisurely spend a couple of days getting my travel fix on …

LONDON, ENGLAND

Sunday September 14, 2014

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After our two weeks exploring Uganda and a whirlwind layover in Cairo, we flew to England to spend a few days sightseeing in London before heading home. It’s hard to believe, but at this point in our travels abroad, we’d never been to Europe. We felt like seasoned pros traveling through third world countries in Africa, Asia, Central America and South America, but first world countries were foreign territory to us. So what better place to start our European adventuring than London? 

 

CAIRO, EGYPT

Saturday September 6, 2014

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Cairo, Egpyt www.bucketlistbums.com

Our visit to the pyramids coincided with the height of Egypt’s 2013 political unrest when no tourists were flying into the country. We’d booked a complex flight pattern home from Uganda that included long layovers in both Cairo and London, and despite Egypt’s place at the top of the US travel advisory list, our airline refused to change our route home. In the end, it all worked out. We used our short visit to see The Great Sphynx and Giza Necropolis, and with the country’s nosedive in tourism, we literally had the deserted monuments to ourselves. How often does that happen?