Can you name all the continents? Even if you think you can, you can't, at least not in a way that would satisfy everybody, for the 'continent' label is applied differently according to where you live and what you do:

In the '7 continent' convention used in most of the western world, Africa is the world's second largest continent - only Asia is bigger.

Côte d'Ivoire

Catherine was sent by the French Education Ministry to the Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to be an examiner for the French Baccalaureate in 2003 and 2004. Check the map below to locate the Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa then follow this link to see a description of her June 2004 trip.


In February 2005 we spent 10 days on a package tour of Ancient Egypt. It was fabulous!

We returned to Egypt in February 2009 for a week on the Red Sea (album).

And again in May 2013 for a week in the Sinai Bay area (album), just a few km from the border with Israel and facing Jordan and Saudi Arabia on the other side of the bay. We were in the Club Med Sinai Bay, one of the newest. I visited Petra in Jordan but Catherine was too sick, perhaps from the shock of passing from 9°C in Belgium to 42°C in Egypt.


We went hunting for sunshine in Senegal in March 2006. Follow this link for details.


In February 2008 we were hungry for some sunshine so we spent a week in Marrakesh. Check out the 33 photos in the photo album.