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Monkeys at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

During a recent visit to Kathmandu, I took my friend, Jane, to Pashupatinath Temple. Considered by Hindus to be one of the holiest sites in Nepal, Pashupainath is the location of...

Camel strikes a pose before the Step Pyramid of Djoser, just a twenty minute ride from Giza, Egypt

The Step Pyramid of Djoser, located just 19 miles outside of Giza, is the oldest pyramid in Egypt. Though there are a couple of other competitors, it may also be the...

Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as Pyramid of Khufu, just south of Cairo, Egypt

I’d long wanted to visit the Egyptian pyramids, but kept putting it off due to scheduling and concerns over safety in the region. Last fall, I finally made it. One of...

Young girl creates modern day hieroglyphics on a wall in the tiny village of El Kab, Egypt

When our traditional dahabiya stopped for a visit in the small village of El Kab, Egypt, children flocked to the dock to sell their handmade baskets. This little girl, however, was...

Kom Ombo Temple, near Aswan in Upper Egypt, is the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two separate gods

Kom Ombo Temple may be the most unique temple in Egypt, as it is the only one dedicated to two gods. Beyond the double entry are two separate but connected Hypostyle...

Tugboat tows our traditional Dahabiya out to the center of the Nile River in Egypt

A fat bumble bee lumbered across the stern of our boat. He circled a few times before realizing the yellow rope and orange life preserver weren’t flowers, then turned and headed...