Twin Centre Honeymoons to Africa

Elephant herds are on view at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro

Elephant herds are on view at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro

A once in a lifetime honeymoon doesn’t come around every day, so ensuring you get the most out of your experience is of utmost importance. While it might seem impossible to cram in everything you both want to do, there is an easy way to achieve honeymoon harmony for bride and groom. The answer is to transform your honeymoon into a twin centre holiday, which involves combining two or more destinations to encompass all the wants and wishes of man and wife. Working for luxury African travel specialists Mahlatini Luxury Travel, I have had the opportunity to learn about the myriad options available for a twin centre holiday.

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The Truth About Travel to Egypt

Mohamed Nazmy, president of Quest Travel Egpyt, with the owners of Spirit Quest Tours

By Halle Eavelyn

Things look bad in Egypt. From the outside, especially from the distant thousands of miles of our proximity in the United States, it looks as though the government is so destabilized it might topple. In other words, stay away. But how realistic is this?

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Off the Grid: The Northern Cape, South Africa

The Kalahari Desert

By Kara K. Murphy

I'll admit, before traveling to the Northern Cape region of South Africa, I hardly knew anything about it. What did I know? That the Kalahari Desert, a vast region of red sand, was somewhere in the northern part of the country. A quick Google search showed that it is South Africa's largest province and it borders Namibia and Botswana. That's all I knew. But my lack of knowledge didn't curb my excitement. It only intrigued me further, and I looked forward to touring the mystical region where my easygoing disposition would prove to be the most valuable thing I'd bring with me—and I wouldn't even have to pack it in my suitcase.

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Further Thoughts About the End of the World

Red Pyramid, Dashur

By Halle Eavelyn

I was in Cairo, Egypt, on the day the world ended. Well, not really. I was in Cairo on the day the world was supposed to end: December 21, 2012. We took our spiritual tour group out in the desert to Dashur and inside the Red Pyramid where we toned, sang, rang a crystal bowl, and spoke our intentions for the future aloud. We startled some tourists who were coming through, and I thought they might be offended. But they stood silently by, their interest deepening as the sound grew, filling the chamber, echoing until it seemed as if a chorale were performing. At the end, a middle-aged man in a baseball cap spoke up, the one I anticipated would be the least interested. “That was a privilege,” he said. “Is there a web site where we can learn more about it?”

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