Category Archives: Cost of things

In the country’s currency versus the US Dollar, and if possible, the amount in US Dollars

The Curse of the Fast Thinker

– thoughts during the course of a day Feb 25, 2012 It’s a Saturday night, and I have only myself to entertain. In the prison cell of my apartment, I sit in isolation, buffered by the empty air around the … Continue reading

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Florence — Firenze really IS a dream …

Our first day in Florence, also known locally as Firenze, and we woke up late, but made it JIT (just in time at 8:45 am) for a partial breakfast with grumpy women cleaning everything up as quickly as they could.  … Continue reading

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Jaipur – Rajasthan

From the last posting – about the Taj Mahal – did you notice something?  Especially at the second set of pictures after the Interior tour?  The banner picture (above) is from the Taj Mahal’s Guest House and / or the … Continue reading

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Back to Cairo

And we have a disaster of an international proportion – Amy left her favorite blanket on the sleeping car train!      Instant devastation when she opened her backpack at 9 am, and couldn’t find “blankie,” remembering that she’d left … Continue reading

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India, the Internet at the Mumbai Airport, and Good CS

“FREE wifi” offered at the airport is just a joke.  It SOUNDS good, but only if you have an Indian mobile phone number.  Internet access has been dodgy at best, for “tech savvy” India.  OK, maybe Mumbai isn’t the Tech … Continue reading

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West Bank, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, Karnak, and Luxor Temples – what a half a day!

6 am pickup – and met Atef, our driver, who spoke little English but enough to tell us to ask in ten minutes when he picked up the guide.  Adam Atito, our host, knows Atef and setup with his cousin … Continue reading

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At the Taj Mahal at Agra

The pictures speak for themselves [but there are captions if you wish more info].          We could not take pictures of the interior of the Mausoleum (though several tourists disregarded this and there were flashes everywhere!).  The … Continue reading

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