McDonalds and the RTW Traveler

May 27, 2010 86 Comments »

It has to be said…and this may be controversial… Eating at McDonalds in a foreign country does NOT make you a despicable traveler. In all honestly – up until I took my career break and traveled around the world, I would have scoffed at that statement. I thought Americans who ate at McDonalds while traveling […]

Yella! Moving on from Egypt

August 2, 2007 2 Comments »

Photo: The many towers of the Mohammad Ali Mosque in Cairo For the ‘best of’ Egypt Photography – click here! For all pictures of Cairo and other Egypt oddities – click here! Egypt was a quick stop for me – 2 weeks, but I covered a lot of ground. I went from South to North, […]

Holy Moses – Egypt’s Red Sea and Mt. Sinai!

July 31, 2007 4 Comments »

View Egypt Photography Photo: Sawa camp on the Red Sea The Red Sea was next on our Moses Tour. This was my favorite part in the movie…the water even looked red in the TV version – and Charleton Heston’s ability to part it was truly a special effects miracle! Woohoo…Red Sea…here I come! We crossed […]

Convoys and Hubbly Bubbly – Arriving in Egypt

July 31, 2007 1 Comment »

For the ‘best of’ Egypt Photography – click here! For all snapshots of Abu Simbel and Aswan – click here! I mistakenly arrived in Egypt thinking that it would be very similar to Morocco. That’s like thinking that California and New York are similar…and having lived in both – I know that’s not true. Sure, […]

Holy Moses – Cruising the Nile River

July 30, 2007 No Comments »

View Egypt Photography View snapshots of the Nile River   My only knowledge of Egypt really comes from an unlikely source – Charleton Heston. I can still remember my family all sitting around the one TV we had and watching the Ten Commandments…it was a huge event for us – we were even allowed to […]

Navigating a Flight Cancellation Situation

July 23, 2007 10 Comments »

Navigating a flight cancellation and cultural divide in a foreign airport

After nearly 11 months of travel, it finally happened – I finally reached the end of my rope. Thanks to Egypt Air and Royal Air Maroc Airlines – I nearly had a colossal nervous breakdown. I actually had visions of me ending up in a Moroccan jail, arrested by the airport police in Casablanca. This […]

Defining the Culture of Morocco with Color

July 18, 2007 3 Comments »

Morocco - Rich in Color and Culture

View Morocco Photography I’m sure you might be surprised that I didn’t use the obvious title choice for this Moroccan send-off post – Rockin’ the Kasbah… I did actually think about it, but that’s not what I think of when I examine my parting thoughts about Morocco. From the moment I started journeying around Morocco […]

The Amazing Tree-Climbing Goats of Morocco

July 14, 2007 6 Comments »

Argan Tree Climbing Goats in Morocco

View Morocco Photography Since I really didn’t have a book about Morocco, I was learning things as I was experiencing them, as well as learning about things through my other travel partners that had ample books on Morocco. After the first week, someone in my group mentioned in passing something about the Moroccan goats that […]

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