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 […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 2: Giza – Pyramids, an Ancient Boat, Camels, & the Sphinx
December 23, 2018 Dale and I took a flight from Chicago O’Hare Airport late on Dec. 22, arriving in the morning in Frankfurt, Germany, where we had several hours and time for lunch at Goethe restaurant in the airport. In the afternoon, we walked through the maze of the Frankfurt airport – down hallways, past […]Read More Journey to Egypt: Part 1 – In Transit and Arrival in Cairo, Cairo Traffic
June 8, 2018 Peach Springs – Seligman Not long after we left the Hualapai Lodge and Tourism Center we arrived at Grand Canyon Caverns, at 115 Mile Marker AZ-66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434.This dry, limestone cavern was discovered in 1927 and extends about 200-300 feet below the […]Read More Getting Our Kicks: Grand Canyon Caverns & Seligman, AZ (Route 66 Day 3, Pt. 2)
Nancy Merrill’s weekly challenge this week is to show public transportation. I am posting some pictures from our recent trip to Amsterdam and Tanzania.Read More A Photo a Week: Planes, Trams, Buses and Boats
In Amsterdam, bicycles are ubiquitous. Most people ride them and many people commute to work on them regardless of the weather. If they are going far, however, they might park their bikes for the day at the train station. This is a bicycle parking lot near Sloterdijk Station. Bicycles have the right of way in […]Read More CB&WPC: Bicycles Rule in Amsterdam!
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ascend. If I were a bird, I would spread my wings and fly! Since humans have no wings, we have created other ways to go up… Escalators at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago (two of these go down, one goes up) Circular stairways at Grand Ave. […]Read More WPC: Going Up?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 We wisely took a cab to the Praça do Relogio (the first driver we asked didn’t know where it was, the second did) on the USP (University of São Paulo) campus. I wanted to go there because I had read that it’s a large park containing species from all six ecosystems […]Read More Praça do Relógio on the University of São Paulo campus
November 21, 2016 From downtown, we took the metro to Luz, the largest and most historic train station in São Paulo. Through this station have passed agricultural products from far-flung farms and plantations, as well as natural resources such as coal and minerals. Luz was the hub of transportation activity as well as the place […]Read More São Paulo: Luz Train Station and Pinacoteca (11/21/16 Part 2)
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is OLD and NEW. In November, I spent 5 days in Rio de Janeiro with my husband, Dale. My favorite thing to do in Rio, especially on my last night there, is to ride the cable car up to Sugar Loaf in the late afternoon and […]Read More CFFC: 3 generations of cable cars
November 10, 2016 On November 9, 2016, we arrived after an overnight direct flight from Chicago O’Hare to São Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport. As soon as we landed, a Brazilian passenger got on social media and found out who won the U.S.presidential election – to our shock and dismay, we found out Trump had won! […]Read More Curitiba: City Tour on the Tourism Line