Month: April 2023

Amman Food Tour

This was one of my favorite parts of our entire trip! In Egypt, we were guided around with tours so we were taken to tons of buffets and hotel dining for generic food. And while we did enjoy the food, we didn’t feel like we were getting the authentic experience with local cuisine. We only…

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First Class to Jordan

After Egypt, we had wanted to squeeze in a visit to Israel before ending in Jordan. However, because of restrictions connected with our work, we unfortunately had to cross that country off the list. After cancellations for Israel, we tried to extend our stay in Egypt (as that was my dream trip) but things also…

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Everyday Egypt

Its people, streets, and food. A little bit of everything all at once- much like Egypt! Photos range from car window views, to street walking, meals, rooftop views, market strolls, tea breaks, supermarket shopping, and elevator rides.

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East Banks of the Nile

After lunch we began exploring sites on other side of the Nile River beginning with the Temples of Karnak and ending the day with Luxor Temple. Temples of Karnak, Luxor 247 acres of temples and chapels, shrines and statues, obelisks, a Sacred Lake (where priests purified themselves before performing rituals inside), and the world famous…

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West Banks of the Nile

On the way to our next site in Luxor, we stopped along the road to admire the impressive Colossi of Memnon. These two faceless colossi (statues) are the first thing visitors see when they reach the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor. This isn’t surprising when you hear their dimensions: they tower 60 feet (18 m) above…

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Journey to Luxor

I can’t even begin to tell you how nice it was to get out of Cairo and head south! As far as historical significance, Cairo obviously is a spectacular place. Yet, there were constantly locals in your face asking for tips and money. We were bribed by policemen, taxi drivers, and airport workers. I was…

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A Taste of Religion

When I first began planning my dream trip, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to include any religious tours. It wasn’t because we weren’t interested in other religions or didn’t care, but simply because we’ve been in other parts of the Middle East for longer and already made sure to dive into their Islamic faith…

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Museum of Antiquities

A trip through the oldest archeological museum in the Middle East that’s home to the largest collection of pharaonic antiquities! Located in Cairo, a new museum is currently underway nearby and said to “open soon” so many items had already been moved; yet, so many remained. As with most museums, we barely scratched the surface…

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Pyramids of Giza

We chose to stay in a hotel a little more outside of the city solely because of their rooftop view: the infamous Pyramids of Giza! There are numerous hotels in Egypt and many that would have made more sense to stay at according to our to-do list or based on cleanliness… However, who else can…

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Pinch Me!

PINCH ME! PINCH ME! PINCH ME! Italy has been an adventure of a lifetime, but it’s not my dream trip. This was. An early morning sunrise over Vesuvio to catch a train to the airport, where on a brisk morning in January, I left behind the snow capped mountains for some warmer desert air. I…

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