Philae Island, Egypt

From Cairo to Aswan

After four days in Cairo, it was time to move on to bigger and better things. Actually no, it was time to move on to smaller cities and hopefully better weather! We took the overnight train from Cairo to Aswan – my first overnight train experience. Although the train was scheduled to depart at 10:00 …

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Tomb of Sirenput II, Aswan, Egypt

Saturday Scenes: Aswan, Egypt

When I visited Egypt in 2008, one of my favorite experiences was visiting the Tombs of Nobles in Aswan, Egypt. Located on the far side of the Nile from the rest of the city, they were mentioned in my guidebook, but the tour manager leading my tour wasn’t even familiar with them. I convinced my …

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Having the Time of My Life

Ten years ago, right about this time, I was starting to think about taking a “post-bar trip.”  I was about to graduate law school and take the bar exam.  I would have about six weeks free between taking the bar and starting my law firm job – the perfect time to take my first trip …

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