Grand Hotel Tien-Shan
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... I think it was my sister who guilted, no convinced them to join me. It does pay off to involve sisters into your devious ways.
I was actually preparing to pay for my parents to join me as a Christmas/Wedding Anniversary present. This was going to only involve them joining me in the Masai Mara where I would have them stay with me on safari at a camp that I had previously been to. The cost involved was a lot ...
... reassured us that the summit was close, and worth it. Their encouragement was the boost our flagging resolve required.
Scant minutes later we stumbled onto the zenith, and all was revealed. The field of our vision opened out to all the cardinal points. To the northwest, the city shimmered in the afternoon sun, the glint of the TV tower standing out; the level farmland merging with the haze into obscurity. But in all other directions, ...
... then down to The Ngorogoro Crater to one of the last intact calderas in the world, the great migration in the Southern Serengeti to hopefully be there for the start of the calving season, then up to the Northern Serengeti to see resident game and to enjoy the wide open landscapes of the area before jumping the border and heading over to The Masai Mara where I will go for a balloon ride and hopefully see The Marsh Pride and the infamous car climbing cheetahs made ...
... but return very quickly as no gates get closed. Funny. Sat in the ger and a cute goat stuck its head in. And lots of ground squirrels too which live under the ger. One came into our ger and apparently they are quick at stealing food laying around. Gino lost a bar of chocolate last time he said. I got to go horse riding in the afternoon. Me and Janice and we were told we would get a two hour fast ride; however, ...
... the LP was right and we were dropped off at a restaurant at 2300 m above sea level. On a sign it said 2300m under the sea. Funny! Taxi driver left and we didn't really know where to go or what to do. We had been driven up and up for so long on such a narrow steep and windy road that we were worried about how to get back. We were in a national park, there were people and cars but we were an awfully long way away. In the restaurant John asked a guy how far this ...