This is Not a Holiday: The Pictures

Egypt

The lovely Gerda on the balcony of our Cairo hotel - what a sight for sore eyes

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The mosque next door

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One of Cairo's many mosques

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Sulking in the Sinai

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Sinai Desert

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The Hypostyle Hall at Luxor temple - remarkable girth.

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Column heaven

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The incredible temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel.

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Knees up old chap

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Our felucca somewhere between Aswan and Luxor

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Not so pleasant in the midst of the Nile's mightiest storm

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The Sudan

On the ferry across Lake Nasser with Herve (right) and the two Mohammeds

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The 'bus' to Dongola

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Riding up top with Jamal & Razzaq

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Chillin' out at the Blue Nile Sailing Club

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Lord Kitchener's Gunboat

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Eritrea

Azieb at work

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Gerda's new Tigrayan 'do'.

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Our first taste of injera - "This isn't so bad!". Fools.

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The road up to the monastery of Debre Bizen

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The Hellbus to Assab

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The gorgeous Susie

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Susie having fun with my camera

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Researching future horrors

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The Afar homes mimic the domes of the landscape

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Gerda shows her appreciation of our transport option

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Djibouti

The gobsmacking beauty of Eritrea's red Sea coast.

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Ali, the consummate host

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Mini-guides abound

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Frolics on the weekly boat to Djibouti City

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Helping out with the kids
Helping out with the kids
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Ethiopia

The gates of Harar

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Feeding the Hyenas

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Feeding G

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The island monasteries of lake Tana

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An ancient Ge'ez bible depicting the massacre of king Herod

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Our Blue Nile guides

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The Blue Nile Falls

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Our entourage

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Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains

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Bleeding Hearts

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Abera and me overlooking Geech Abyss

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A local punk

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Kenya

The lovely Wajir

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The streets of Lamu

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The ruins of Gede

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The famous tusks on Moi Avenue, Mombassa

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Stumbling upon paradise - Tiwi Beach

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Our new mates

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Relaxing in the tidal pools. Bugger all else to do.

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Cheeky blue-balled buggers that raid our tent

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The Unimog - what a beast!

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Hunting for hermit crabs

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Gorgeous little Lulu, and Leon

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Stevem Dan, Mark, Jason, Martin, and Tusker

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Uganda

Tanzania

Sipi Falls

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Some other random falls

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Our rafting team (daft Americans at the back)

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Enjoying a Nile Special above Bujugali Falls

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Kampala taxi-rank hell

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The winner of the longest horns competition

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Writing up notes on the Ssesse islands

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A comfy night's sleep on the ferry across Lake Victoria

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Zambia

Me and my mum

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The unspeakably white sands of Paje beach

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The endangered red colobus monkey

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Packed and ready to go!

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The seafood mountains of Forodhani Gardens

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The fastest tortoises in the west

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Two Kilis are better than one

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Sunset on Nungwe Beach

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The tame photo that started all the trouble

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Nekkid chillun frolicking in the waves

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Behind you mum! A lion!

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Mud, glorious mud! Elephants at Tarangire National Park

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Malawi

Doin' the Shake Shake

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Washing clothes. On the beach. With a beer.

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A cheeky Teletubby on the way up tp Livingstonia

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Quite a view from the tent - just don't roll over in your sleep

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Waiting, waiting, always waiting

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View from the porthole - the Lake Malawi shore from the Monkey Bay Ferry

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Overloaded? What does that mean?

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Cape McClear Baobabs

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Queuing up for a tasty treat at McDonards

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Unusual pool mates at Flatdogs

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My home for two nights, safe from hippos

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About to hop on a winged moped and fly over Vic Falls

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Most terrifying day of the entire trip

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View over the Falls

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Daredevil diving just metres from the lip of a 1000m drop. Nuts.

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Silly hats and beers on the way to Bovu Island

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The last sunset of the trip. T.I.A.

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