Category Archives: Egypt

Egypt (& Indian & Kurdish) bon mots – handy for getting around

“Learn Arabic numbers…  A top tip for train travel in Egypt is to learn Arabic numbers.  The indicator boards at main stations often use Arabic numerals to show train numbers, departure times and platform numbers, only main ones show Western … 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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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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Can anyone identify this rock?

I found a number of these kinds of shaped rocks in the fields of Adam’s farm, along with some seashells.  Pretty much in the middle of nowhere near the river.  Anyway, I’d really like to learn more about this rock, … Continue reading

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Disasters along the way …

Current events January 2011 Floods in Queensland and Brisbane  Upon our return from New Zealand, we’d been hearing about the torrential downpour of rain in the Queensland areas, and though we’d planned to head to Brisbane to connect up with … Continue reading

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Hello world!

I like how the blogs on WordPress begin – with this post title… so appropo. Introducing … The Glassblowing Travelers … who are preparing for their journey to several adventures unknown ahead! You have been selected via email to receive … Continue reading

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