Trip Totals: Accounting for our Whereabouts

This photo counts as one of my favorites: The Bernina Express rail line in the Swiss Alps. Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other [...]

Temple of Sobek, Kom Ombo, Egypt

The temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo is yet another of the fascinating temples along the Nile. I like this one because it's dedicated to Sobek, and who doesn't like crocodile headed gods? Sobek is [...]

By |2015-03-15T09:02:48+00:00March 14, 2015|Categories: Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |1 Comment

Cruising the Nile, Sonesta Style

The Nile River with fishermen, the banks with agriculture, and the desert with mountains of limestone. If you know anything about us, you might say Sonesta Nile Cruises was taking a risk inviting [...]

By |2015-05-07T17:37:07+00:00March 9, 2015|Categories: Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |35 Comments

The Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo, Egypt

The construction of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali was modeled after mosques in Turkey. Like the Aya Sofia, for example. The Mosque of Muhammad Ali (no relation to the boxer) in Cairo was [...]

Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt

The two remaining obelisks at Karnak that weren't carried off by Rome, England, France and other visitors to Egypt over the years. Actually, one of the Karnak obelisks was given to France in the [...]

By |2015-03-06T08:19:00+00:00March 6, 2015|Categories: Africa, Egypt, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Karnak Temple Model, Luxor, Egypt

There are two things that are constant when you visit as many important historical sites as we do: buses full of Chinese tourists and buses full of students on a field trip. In this case [...]

By |2015-03-06T02:10:00+00:00March 6, 2015|Categories: Africa, Egypt, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

The Pyramids at Giza, Egypt

Everyone has seen a million pictures of the pyramids at Giza, but you can't really do them justice until you see them up close. Or from a distance so you can take them in together. [...]

By |2015-03-06T09:11:03+00:00March 5, 2015|Categories: Africa, Egypt, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |4 Comments

Rusted Truck Cab, Bedouin Camp, Sinai, Egypt

We've now been in at least four or five Bedouin camps since we've been in the Middle East. All of them have their distinct character. But one thing they have in common is putting whatever [...]

By |2015-02-22T11:13:53+00:00February 22, 2015|Categories: Africa, Egypt, Middle East, Photo of the Day|Tags: |2 Comments