December 31, 2018 Our dahabeya Aida docked this morning at the island of Fares. We were going to see a local craftsman, the last crate maker in Upper (southern) Egypt. Transportation to the crate maker’s home was via “tuk-tuk,” two passengers per vehicle! We bumped and jostled along the dusty roads of Fares village, observing […]Read More Journey to Egypt: The Crate Maker of Fares Island
On Dec. 31, 2018, during our cruise on the Nile in Egypt, we cruised to Fares Island, where we took “tuk-tuks” through the dusty street of the town on our way to visit a crate maker (more about that in a separate post). Of course, we took as many photos of doors (mostly gates […]Read More The Doors of Fares Island
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)