Which real traveler wouldn’t rank Egypt high on their bucket list? It is THE country that provokes imagination, awe, and admiration. Like the others, I have also been intrigued by this land of Pharaohs, pyramids and papyrus, the cradle of human civilization.Read more "Pharaohs, pyramids and papyrus"
Last month I was in Marrakech, Morocco for a week to attend an international conference. This is my first time visiting Morocco, a country that was on my to-go list for a long time. I have a lot of expectations about Morocco and wished to see the country’s many famous cities: Casablanca, Fez, Chefchaouen, and […]Read more "How to Survive 48 C/118 F Heat in Marrakech"
I have always wanted to visit Debre Damo since I first saw it in the Pilot Guides Ethiopia episode about 10 years ago. It is an old, secluded church deep in the north of Ethiopia, in the Tigray region bordering Eritrea. Debre Damo sits atop a table mountain, and the only way to access is […]Read more "Debre Damo, Monastery in the Sky"
Jaipur The old city, the Pink City, is dominated by the endless streets of bazaars, The buzzing shops sell everything from jewelry, carpet, spices, to housewares and saris. You are disoriented by the constant deafening honking from tuktuks, cars, the scream of monkeys and tourists. You cannot win the fight against the merchants. They are professionals, negotiators, warriors. […]Read more "Incredible India"
a reminder of the golden age, originally uploaded by Cåsver. No art trip to Europe is complete without a visit to Florence. Pictured here is the first courtyard of Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) with the sculpture Putto with Dolphin by Andrea del Verrocchio (1476). A perfect example of the zenith of high renaissance art, the […]Read more "Palazzo Vecchio"