Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hello everyone from S Africa

I left the USA on 3 rd Nov from JFK on a 15 hour flight to Johannesburg for a trip to S Africa with my daughter.
We arrived on 4th Nov for our 2 night stay in Johannesburg.
The first day we visited the city of Johannesburg and of course an ultra modern mall called Santon and there is also Nelson Mandela Square.
The next day we went on a tour of Soweto the black township where Nelson Mandela lived before he was arrested to spend 27 years in jail. We vistesd the aparteid museum and sore the atrocities that happened to the children in Soweto.
That evening Courtney and I went out to a great bar and night club and had a local host who took as to a great nightclub and partied the night away.
The next day we were heading to Krueger National Park where we were going on 3 safaris--------- so excited to see the wildlife.

Good night

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hello From Alaska

I'm in Anchorage as I was invited to a Cultural gathering of all the Native tribes in Alaska and Canada. The main reason was for the Tribes to vote on political issues and establish their rights as Natives but also to share their music, dance, and traditions.

So for the last 3 days I have been enjoying learning about the Natives and enjoying Alaskan food. The food is wonderful and so is the local beer lol

It is cold up here, no snow yet, but for me living in AZ I had to wrap up warm

I wanted to actually go outside of the city but all tours stop in late September and I waa told the best time was to come back in May. There is so much to see here.

So its back to the local bars and restaurants for some great food and the local hospitality.

Keep warm


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On The Road Again

Hi guys
Well here I am again , 20th Oct 2011 , on the road to Alaska for 3 days. Not much time to recover from my marathon trip home from Dubai.
I'm just visiting Anchorage so really excited as I have never been there but I really didn't realise from Phoenix that is nearly a six hour flight so really not looking forward to getting back on a plane.
Well I will let you know how my trip goes.
Stay healthy 
Gayle x 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

On My Way Home

Leaving Dubai today and what a trip I have home.  What was I thinking when I booked this --------- oh yes it was a free ticket using my miles. Anyway I go from Dubai to Singapore 8 hours

Singapore to Tokyo 9 hours

Tokyo to LA 9 hours

LA to Phoenix 1 1/2 hours plus with layovers and door to door approx 36 hours travelling! Ugh!

So from the time I started my trip in Phoenix by the time I got home I actuallyy had flown around the world!

Stay fit and healthy and chat to you in a couple of days when I head oFf to?

I will let you guess