Exploring the Coloured and White Canyons

Coloured Canyon

Located on the Red Sea in the Sinai Peninsula, Dahab is known as a great place for snorkeling and diving.  Anyone who knows me well knosw that I am not the biggest fan of water […]

Dancing in Dahab

Dahab hotel

After our climb up Mount Sinai, we moved on to Dahab to relax for a couple days.  Dahab is a small town on the Red Sea that is just getting to be more popular with […]

The Square: Personalizing the Egyptian Revolution

The Square

It’s not often that I tell anyone that they absolutely must see a movie. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever done so in my life. I’m just not a big movie person and usually […]

Sunrise on Sinai

Before climbing Sinai

When I booked my tour to Egypt with Gecko’s Adventures, one of the main reasons I picked the one I did was because it included climbing Mount Sinai for the sunrise.  I was not disappointed. […]

On to Sinai


The last leg of my two week tour through Egypt was the Sinai Peninsula.  It was about a 6 hour “bus” ride from Cairo to Mount Sinai, through mostly rocky desert terrain.  I put bus […]

Getting Scammed in Cairo

I left my Cairo hotel around 1:30 p.m. and attempted to hail a taxi to take me to Khan el Khalili.  I was told it should cost me about 10-15 Egyptian pounds, but I soon […]

In Search of a Beautiful Toilet

I survived my first overnight train in Egypt without a hitch. The ride from Cairo to Aswan was long but uneventful and the toilet at the end of our car was nowhere near as bad […]

Donkeys, Temples and Respecting the Line


Once upon a time, someone in Luxor, Egypt decided it would be a brilliant idea to get tourists to ride donkeys into the Valley of the Kings – the large valley on the West Bank […]