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Trip: Ancient Worlds: Greece & Egypt

There are [24] stories from my trip: Ancient Worlds: Greece & Egypt

Tut's Gold and My Thoughts

EGYPT | Sunday, 10 Jul 2022 | Views [113]

It’s my final full day in Egypt. I’ll admit my time in Cairo has been OK but not what I expected. In a few days I’ll be meeting my brother, Dave, for the first time and I feel like the anticipation of that has thrown my concentration ... Read more >

Photos: Cairo

EGYPT | Friday, 8 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

Home to the Pyramids of Giza and Tut's Golden Mask, Cairo is Egypt in microcosm
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Pyramids of Giza

EGYPT | Friday, 8 Jul 2022 | Views [256]

The oldest and only remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are the Great Pyramids of Giza. Few structures in the world, if any, have inspired writers, artists, historians, academics, archaeologists, photographers, filmmakers, and ordinary ... Read more >

Balloons and Temples

EGYPT | Tuesday, 5 Jul 2022 | Views [135]

Scuba diving, temple exploring, sailing, feasting, hitchhking, and hot air ballooning...in Egypt, I seem to have done it all from the prototypical to the extraordinary. Today I would ride in a hot air balloon for the first time. Even at 37, I'm still ... Read more >


EGYPT | Monday, 4 Jul 2022 | Views [150]

It's Independence Day in the USA but I'm here in Egypt for the 4th of July exploring temples. Abdallah advised me to allow for a large chunk of the day at Karnak since it's the world's second largest temple complex (the largest is Angkor Wat). Covering ... Read more >

Valley of the Kings

EGYPT | Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 | Views [165]

Heaving on glops of suncreen and donning my Barmah kangaroo leather hat, I felt like Indiana Jones as I explored the Valley of the Kings and a lot in between today. After a few days in Aswan, last night I took the train to Luxor. My plan to sail on a ... Read more >

Photos: Valley of the Kings

EGYPT | Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

The final resting place of Tutankhamun and dozens of other pharaohs
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Photos: Luxor

EGYPT | Sunday, 3 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Abu Simbel

EGYPT | Friday, 1 Jul 2022 | Views [255]

No matter how many lessons on Ancient Egypt you had in history class or how many times you've seen hieroglyphics in National Geographic or on the History Channel, nothing will prepare you for seeing them in person. The temples of Abu Simbel are an architectural ... Read more >

Photos: Abu Simbel

EGYPT | Friday, 1 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

One of the most magnificent temples in Egypt
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Photos: Aswan

EGYPT | Thursday, 30 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Red Sea

EGYPT | Monday, 27 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

Diving on the Red Sea Coast
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Red Sea Dive

EGYPT | Monday, 27 Jun 2022 | Views [153]

As with some of my journeys, this one started off on the wrong foot but I've managed to right the ship quickly. Being Juliett-less (drone-less) in Egypt is a minor inconvenience but how about a dive into the Red Sea? As one of the world's great diving ... Read more >

Photos: Hurghada

EGYPT | Sunday, 26 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

Egypt's diving epicentre
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In the Words of Herodotus...

EGYPT | Sunday, 26 Jun 2022 | Views [191]

It is known as the "Gift of the Nile." A country, a land, a civilization that has existed for more than five millennia. A place where many great discoveries and inventions have taken place. The equinoxes, pi, the pulley, and the first writing system, ... Read more >

Tea, Food, Tea, and more Tea!

TURKEY | Friday, 24 Jun 2022 | Views [136]

My all time favourite drink on this planet, or in this universe, is something unique. It's not a glass of wine, a Red Bull, or a strong coffee, but...Turkish tea in its special tulip-shaped glass called an ince belli . Nine years ago I came to Istanbul ... Read more >

Blue Grotto

MALTA | Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 | Views [190]

Yesterday was a tale of capitals and towns but today I wanted to experience some of Malta's natural beauty. It turned out to be something more like the Blue Grotto and a tale of two ladies. Looking at a map this morning I threw a proverbial dart and ... Read more >


MALTA | Monday, 20 Jun 2022 | Views [160]

As one of Europe's smallest countries, Malta is a joy. Culturally like "Istanbul on an island," Malta is home to more than a half million people emcompassing a broad range of religions, cuisines, and customs. Maltese is a language in its own family, ... Read more >

Photos: Malta

MALTA | Monday, 20 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

Pint-sized island with loads of history and culture
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Photos: Piraeus

GREECE | Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Hellenic Ruin Run

GREECE | Friday, 17 Jun 2022 | Views [210]

An abundance of Ancient Greek ruins I visited today. If it weren't for my flight being pushed back by two days I may have been off to Santorini or Mykonos today but I'll have to do some of the Greek islands on a future visit...hopefully with a special ... Read more >


GREECE | Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 | Views [170]

My film director, Lydia Nibley, said "you've been to Pitcairn, now you can check off some of the easy destinations" when we talked about how I was going to Greece. For the first time ever on my travels I've seen the Mediterranean with my own eyes as ... Read more >

Photos: Athens

GREECE | Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 | Photo Gallery

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Not Bored @ Raffles

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 15 Jun 2022 | Views [264]

Singapore has never been one of my all-time favourite destinations. There's nothing terrible or dangerous about it; it's just that there are places I like a lot better. My former history instructor, Mr. Johnson (I stayed with him in Japan several years ... Read more >

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