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Day walking in Madeira
Levada Trails and Peaks of Madeira  
kathleen (southampton)
25 May 2016

This was my first trip with KE and my first time in Madeira. What a combination - the perfect holiday in every way. Communications and the booking process worked like a dream. All the information I needed was
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sent in good time, and in clear, precise format. On arrival in Funchal I was whisked away to the hotel with clear instructions of what would happen next. I met the other members of the group, and the star of the show, our guide Roberto. I could write a book extolling his virtues, but in a reduced version, he constantly kept the safety of the group members as his number one priority. He quickly assessed the capabilities of individual group members and tailored the walks to ensure everyone found it both manageable and challenging. His local knowledge was incredible, ranging through history and culture, politics, cuisine, flora and fauna, geology .... I could go on. Suffice to say that he kept us thoroughly informed and happily answered all of our questions with a quick wit and approachable, entertaining manner. Nothing was too much trouble for him, and if he is an example of the standards which KE demand of their local guides, I can safely say I would not hesitate to make another booking. In fact I have already done so, on the Juniper Trust Nepal Trek in November 2016. The standard of hotels was excellent, rooms were clean and comfortable, and the amazing food was locally sourced and traditionally prepared. The packed lunches were to die for - so imaginative and beautifully prepared. No cheese and pickle sandwiches here!! The walks were varied and interesting, and in some places very challenging with lots of steep gradients, tunnels and narrow rocky paths. Exciting stuff! Our transport was using local taxi firms who obviously took safety, cleanliness, efficiency and friendliness seriously. Travel arrangements home went equally smoothly, with airport transfer efficiently on time and a charming driver. Even the weather was kind to us, with sunshine every day. All in all, a perfect holiday which I would recommend to anyone, and which I am longing to sample again.
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The Pyrenees on Foot
The Pyrenees on Foot  
jillian (port moody)
21 May 2016

We had a great time. It was cushy compared to some of the treks we've done, since one is staying in a hotel, the same one, the whole week. Nothing against those other treks, but it was quite nice not to be in
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a tent! The hikes were very well chosen, taking into account late snow. Our guide, Cyrille, was knowledgeable, nice, funny, and sweet. He spoke excellent English and, of course, French. Aside from us two from Canada (we have some French but, in all honesty, we functionally speak just English) and a couple from Russia (Russian and English, but no French) everybody else was from France. Although some were completely fluent in English, not everybody was, so we got the dual-language coverage from Cyrille--it was great! If I could have done that for a few more weeks, my French would be a lot less pathetic! (First time on a KE trek with no Brits. Hmmmm...) Anyhow, people were really nice. We were staying in Toulouse after the week of trekking, and one of our trekmates lives there, so she showed us around one afternoon. How kind! The hotel was fine, and the cook was excellent. He handled my vegetarianism with aplomb. Not sure how he'd have done if I were vegan. I think it might be impossible to be vegan in France :-) The hiking really is beautiful--varied landscapes and lots of history. I'll try to post some pics. I highly recommend the trip. The rating is right. Though there were some ascents that felt like work, there was nothing that would push it out of the 4-range.
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Namibia Deadvlei
Namibia Highlights Tour  
richard (aboyne)
20 May 2016

First of all, apologies for not getting around to doing this before, I completely forgot! This was a great holiday, from vibrant Cape Town to the wilds of the Namibian desert.

VGF - Hero Verdon Gorge
Verdon Gorge - Europe's Grand Canyon  
elizabeth (chapel hill)
19 May 2016

This trip was even more than I'd hoped for! I loved that it was "inn to inn" so that I only had a day pack and got to sleep in a bed! The little villages we stayed in were pretty and interesting. The hike

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Saigon to Hanoi Cycling Marc

We had a great bike trip from Saigon to Hanoi in January, 2016.   It started with New Year's Eve fireworks in Saigon and finished in Halong Bay.   Read about the rest of trip at
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AUS - Ausangate Circuit Trek
A Pan-American Adventure; Part 2.2 – The Trek Sidhartha

Having finally got my images back from the photolab, I have written separate blog posts following our KE itinerary for the Ausangate Circuit Trek. These include scanned analogue photographic images
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and some brief musings. You can find the current posts at the following links, I will be posting more about the subsequent components of the itinerary: Subsequent posts will follow at my blog and other social media outlets.
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Phoksumdo, enjoying the view
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A lens on Africa

Hot for 2016 view our superb safari and trekking holiday across Zambia and Malawi - the "Jewel of Africa." Trek to the high point of Malawi`s Mulanje Massif and kickback on the crystal blue shores of Lake Malawi.