My Favorite Temple in Egypt

Our trusty taxi! There are many, many temples to be seen as you travel along the Nile River through Upper Egypt, some well known and often visited, others sitting lonely on the banks with few if any visitors. Obviously you have the biggies like Luxor’s Karnak and Hatchepsut, and Aswan‘s famous Philae Temple, but when […]

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October 23, 2007 by
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Puffin Island Encounter

See? Puffins are super cute. I’m not sure what it is about me and animals that start with the letter “p” (see my previous post about penguins), but I definitely have a soft spot. When I was in Iceland last year I could not resist a whale watching cruise that also offered a visit to […]

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October 22, 2007 by
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Valley of the Kings

Another day in Egypt and another step back in time to a land centuries ago. Traveling along the Nile on an 8 day cruise, today was all about the West Bank of Luxor, or Thebes as it was called in the time of the Pharaohs, the side of the city dedicated to the dead. While […]

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October 21, 2007 by
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London – Eating, Drinking & Relaxing

Finding things to do in London can be big, ugly, muddle of chains and rip-offs. Avoid things to do pitfalls with this list of my favourite places in London for food, drink and relaxation. An Authentic English Pub FOOD (Since I am a vegetarian, I’ll start with a couple of great vegetarian choices) EAT AND […]

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October 20, 2007 by
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a really, really BIG plane!

The World’s largest passenger jet – the Airbus A380 – is set to take flight this month After 13 years of planning and development, the massive new Airbus A380 arrived in Singapore this week – nearly 2 years late and a few billions of dollars over budget. But that could not stop the hype and […]

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October 19, 2007 by
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Hot Air Ballooning in Luxor

After a hideous 3:45am wake up call it was time to stroll the 50 meters from our cruise boat to the motorboat which would take us across the Nile River to a waiting minibus. A short (but fast!) 10 minute drive through the darkness of the West Bank before sunrise and a briefing from our […]

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October 19, 2007 by
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Summer is coming to Sydney!

Seven Mile Beach Summer is well and truly on it’s way to Sydney with the temperatures rising and the bush fire season officially underway. The mood of the city has lifted with the departure of a particularly chilly winter and the return of warm rays of sunshine. Sydney Harbour sparkles in the sun, BBQ’s throughout […]

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October 18, 2007 by
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Welcome to Cairo: Ma’a salÄ?ma

It’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s chaotic – it’s Cairo and I love it! What the…?!? Expecting the worst but hoping for the best, our Cairo experience really began in the departure lounge for Singapore Airlines flight 492 at Changi Airport. As the announcement that boarding was about to commence boomed over the speakers, there was […]

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October 16, 2007 by
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Rugby World Cup: Those Damn Brits

Editor’s Note: This is part of Viator’s ongoing series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Ian’s on the ground in France, England and Wales — you can read his most recent posts here. There were beers and tears here in Paris this last weekend: Beers before the England – France game, and tears […]

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October 15, 2007 by
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Dreaming of Boston: A Long-Distance Tour

I’ve read somewhere – I think it was Alain de Botton in The Art of Travel – that some of the best travel writers are “armchair travelers” who never leave the comfort of their own homes. They enjoy all the thrills of an exotic location, unfamiliar streets, strange languages, all without any of the disappointment […]

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October 15, 2007 by
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