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Part of our strategy for beating the jet lag from the longest flight in the world was to go on a safari immediately upon arriving in South Africa. Typically safari days start early with game drives or bush walks, so …

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Before we get into a series of posts about all the fun things we did in South Africa, I thought it was worth writing about how we got there, which was on the longest flight in the world*. We were …

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Our last two weeks have been quite crazy, which (kind of) explains the lack of updates here. We have been traveling across South Africa, and successfully navigated driving on the left side of the road, seeing the Big 5 in …

The blog has been a bit quiet the last couple of weeks. We’ve been busily planning our trip to Africa alongside visiting both our families and friends in Missouri. It’s been exhausting, but we are finally at the airport in …

Surprise (or not) – We’re Heading Back on the Road

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As always here at Short and Tall Tales, we like to keep you on your toes.  We have been pretty quiet on our blog recently, for good reason.  We have been planning a surprise leg (for us, and for you) …

 

Biking to the Best Beer in the World

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The region of Flanders, near the border with France, is famous for both its history and its beer. Many tourists, especially from the Commonwealth, visit here because it is the sight of many World War I battlefields and graveyards. It …

 

Beer Around Belgium

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Our final destination in Europe, Belgium, was centered around two of the things that make Belgium famous: food and beer. It was also my birthday week while we were there, and I couldn’t think of a better place to be. …

 

Berlin, Germany

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Along with Budapest, Berlin was one of our favorite destinations in Europe. To start, we had not one, but two friends from college there (one living there, one also visiting), so it was nice to have people from home to …