Journey to Egypt, Part 2: Giza – Pyramids, an Ancient Boat, Camels, & the Sphinx

December 24, 2018 Our first full day in Cairo began with a trip to Giza to see the famous pyramids and the Sphinx. Egyptologists have identified 118-138 pyramids commissioned by ancient pharaohs as burial tombs. The oldest known pyramid is the step pyramid located in Saqqara, which we did not visit. Egyptian pyramid building was […]

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Izapa: A Crossroads of Trade

April 1, 2017                  Chiapas, Mexico Our tour’s first destination today was the ruins of Izapa. To get there, we drove east from Puerto Chiapas until we were just a few miles from the Guatemalan border. Our guide, Cora, told us the history of Izapa. It was the […]

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Walking Tour of Antigua, Guatemala

March 31, 2017 Antigua, Guatemala is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and walking through its old, sometimes crumbling, downtown is like being in an open air museum! Our guide today was Dario, whose English was not as good as our previous guides in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but he was understandable. He told us he’d […]

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Thursday Doors: Antigua, Guatemala

On our Panama Canal cruise in March, we stopped at the port of Puerto Ixtapa, Guatemala and from there we took a bus to Antigua. In Spanish, antigua means “ancient” – this historic city was founded in the early 16th century and spent 200 years as the colonial capital of Guatemala. Surrounded by volcanoes and earthquake […]

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CFFC: Walks around the USA

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge theme this week is Walks – Indoor or Outdoor.  I  love to take walks when the weather is good. I don’t mind walking on a track during inclement weather, but it’s more fun to walk outside, smell the air, see the flowers, the trees, people, dogs, etc. Last fall, WP Automattic, […]

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors

I’ve been waiting for this topic to come up in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! I love to photograph doorways and have a whole photo file dedicated to doors, (although I don’t have any pictures of drawers). There is such variety, beauty, and personality in doorways. Each tells its own story. Here are some of my […]

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