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Espiritu Santo WWII Tour

Espiritu Santo was an important base of operations during WWII. The Allies used the island as a support and supply base. Santo eventually became the second largest US base in the Pacific with 40,000 troops stationed there. They had airbases, repair facilities and a naval harbor. Today reminders of the war are scattered throughout the … Continue reading Espiritu Santo WWII Tour

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Experience: Hilton Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A review of the Hilton Addis Ababa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia the trip Horn of Africa Tour. Highlights Hilton quality in rooms and facilities. Geothermally heated outdoor pool. Popular bars and restaurants for fine dining . Extensive hotel grounds with many activities onsite. Conference facilities ideal for business. Background The Hilton Addis Ababa is one … Continue reading Experience: Hilton Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Experience: Polana Serena Hotel Maputo, Mozambique

A review of the Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique on the trip The South of Africa Tour. Highlights One of the Great Dame hotels of Africa. Beautiful courtyard pool with seaview. Central seaside location. Comprehensive facilities and excellent restaurant selection. Experience The Polana Serena Hotel, sometimes called the “Great Dame” of Africa, stands in … Continue reading Experience: Polana Serena Hotel Maputo, Mozambique

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Experience: Arena di Serdica, Sofia

A review of the Arena di Serdica in Sofia, Bulgaria on the trip The Great Eastern Summer. Highlights Historical Roman ruins within the hotel property. Located in the heart of Sofia with great city views. Friendly and helpful service. Spa integrated into the historic ruins. Experience The Arena di Serdica is a 5-star residential hotel … Continue reading Experience: Arena di Serdica, Sofia

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Experience: Sarova Stanley, Nairobi

A review of Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya during the trip, The Great Eastern Summer. Highlights Elegant historic property. Classic opulent rooms and facilities. Central location in downtown Nairobi. Well trained and take charge staff. Experience Tracing back to 1902, the Stanley is a landmark as Kenya’s first luxury hotel. The property has become a legend … Continue reading Experience: Sarova Stanley, Nairobi