Journaling The Journey

Cairo Museum and Final Thoughts on Exciting Egypt

After 4 days in Hurghada we were ready to head back to Cairo to see the museum and to finish our 30 day stay in Egypt.  We arranged for a car through Emo Travel and unlike our first great experience with them had a horrible one this time around. Our pick up was supposed to […]

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A tale of two Hiltons – Luxor and Hurghada

While in Egypt, we stayed at 2 Hiltons.  One in Luxor – the Hilton Luxor Resort and the other in Hurghada.  The experiences could not have been more different.  In this review, I share our stays – the good the bad and the ugly!After our speedy ride from Abu Simbel to Aswan we boarded the […]

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Magical Abu Simbel Egypt

Abu Simbel is truly the magical gem of Egypt.  Although it is located in the southern most point of the country – right on the border with Sudan.  The journey is really worth it.   From Aswan we arranged for a car to take us the 3.5 hours to Abu Simbel and back the following day […]

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Nile Cruise – Luxor to Aswan Egypt- Worth It?

After reading many blogs and itineraries for Egypt it was clear that our trip would not be complete without a Nile cruise.  The most recommended re-seller of these types of cruises is viator.com  – the 5 day/4 night one from Luxor to Aswan.  In reality it is 4 days/4 nights.  Naively I thought of a […]

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10 Interesting days in Cairo and Alexandria

Flying over Cairo was a vision of sand – mazes of uniform brown buildings creating domino like displays wherever you looked.  Driving into Cairo was an assault on our senses – the smell of diesel and burning plastic, the loud sound of never ending horns, the heat through the haze of pollution…45 minutes later we […]

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10 days in Crete – Was it our fave?

Our last 10 days in Greece were spent on the northern part of it’s largest island – Crete.  With thousands of years of culture and history, there are many pockets to experience and enjoy.  We will share those pockets that were our favorites but also cover the areas of Crete that we will not return […]

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Paros and Antiparos – 2 Amazing Islands

Paros and Antiparos Greek Islands

Paros quickly become one of my favorite islands of the Cyclades. It is located in the heart of the Aegean Sea and has many traditional villages showing off the unique Cycladic architecture.  The little towns are  adorned with cobblestone streets, whitewashed sugar houses and blue-domed churches. And of course Antiparos – Paros’ smaller sidekick island […]

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Milos Greece – Best things to see and do

Plaka Milos Greece

Milos is yet another stunning island in the Cyclades of the Greek Islands.  Yet it truly stands out.  Why?  Well because to many it is the most exotic island in the Aegean Sea.   Milos is painted with extraordinary colors and a stunning landscape throughout.   Volcanic rocks paint the beaches red, pink and orange.  There are […]

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