Category Archives: Travels

Namibia and Egypt Photos

A selection of photos from our trip to Namibia and Egypt is now posted to the blog. To view photos, hover over “Photos” until the drop down menu appears. The photos are under the “Africa” subheading. Hover over “Arica” and … Continue reading

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Cairo, a last look

There are lots of cats and dogs in Egypt that do not belong to anyone. In Cairo, it is the cats that are a nuisance around the outdoor cafes, and everywhere really. Under tables, around my feet, pawing at my … Continue reading

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Downtown Cairo Food Tour

Murray and I meet P, our guide from Bellies En-Route, who is going to take us on a food tour of downtown Cairo. Joining our group is E, a young Italian currently living in London. P explains there will be … Continue reading

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Egypt Olio

Here we sit in a 5 star hotel in Aswan waiting for a plane ride back to the chaos of Cairo. The room temp is a 28C. It is amazing how the body adapts. Several days in the outdoors at … Continue reading

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Abu Simbel

Today, after about a three hour drive south of Aswan, we arrive in Abu Simbel. The reason why we are here is the temple to Ramses II, with its imposing four seated figures. Ramses wanted a temple close to the … Continue reading

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More Egypt Bits

There are two types of relief used on the temple walls. High relief, where the background is flat figures and objects are raised. Deep cut, or low, relief is where the figures and objects are cut into the stone and … Continue reading

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Egypt Bits

The biggest insect caution we got when coming to Egypt was mosquitoes. I haven’t seen one in over a week here. What drives me crazy are the flies. They are incessant. They fly at your face, nose, ears, and mouth. … Continue reading

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The Nile

The first day of our Nile tour we meet our tour mates – our two Sherwood Park friends, three folks from the US and four from the UK. All lovely people and the group gets along very well. And then … Continue reading

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Egypt Rant

A good portion of the last two days in Cairo have been spent on the road. I could not help but notice that driving in Cairo is chaos. But like all cities in the world where driving follows a very … Continue reading

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Cairo, the Pyramids

Today is dedicated to the pyramids near Cairo. It’s 8:00 am and we are at the pyramids in Giza. I have wanted to see the pyramids in person for a long time and now we are standing, staring at them. … Continue reading

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