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Category Archives: Happiness

Temple of Horus, Edfu – A clear view into the past

When cruising down the Nile, we also passed the Temple of Edfu. It lies between Luxor and Aswan and is dedicated to the Falcon God, Horus. Like many rulers during … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Clash of Times and Religions – The Luxor Temple, a place beyond time

On the second day of my Nile cruise, right after visiting the Karnak Temple, I went to the Luxor Temple. What you never really see in tourist brochures is that … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 14 Comments

Guest in the home of the Ancient Egyptian Gods

The Karnak Temple is one of the reasons I desperately wanted to visit Luxor. Some say that Karnak is Egypt’s most important Pharaonic site, even more so than the famous … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 19 Comments

A Panorama view of Luxor

The second day of my Nile Cruise started quite early when alarm clock woke me at 3.30am. I was going to go on a hot air balloon ride and because … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

I know this comes a bit late, but I didn’t have internet last week. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour – Mountainous Laos Sunset ( Weekly Photo Challenge: … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

The Temple of the only female Pharaoh

A dream come true! I’ve always wanted to go to Luxor (the ancient Thebes), but because it is so far away from Cairo and I have only one day off … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 7 Comments

Down, down, down – Me between Bent and Red in Dahshur

Yesterday I told you that I went to Saqqara on my free day. That’s perfectly true, but I also went to Dahshur and Memphis. One at the time; First Saqqara, … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

Walking on ancient ground – A clumsy fool in Saqqara

Yesterday I had one of my rare days off work. I decided to use this quiet, children free time wisely and to continue my sightseeing trip. In the Cairo area, … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 8 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable

June 30, 2013 · 6 Comments

Large and Pointy

Slowly, very slowly it seeps through to me; I am really in Egypt! Today I went to Giza and saw the pyramids and the sphinx. Wow, what an amazing sight! … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 21 Comments

Cairo from a different angle

A few day I had some time off from my new Au-pair job in Egypt (diary), so I went to the Cairo Tower to see Cairo from a different angle. … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Outside the best museum in the world

I have never been to a more amazing museum than the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM in Cairo! I tell you, you will never go to a greater museum! So many artefacts, great … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 10 Comments

My new home in Egypt

So, I have finally started my Au-pair job in Egypt – on the 14th of June, to be precise. I now have three new siblings: an 8-year-old girl, a 5-year-old … Continue reading

June 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

Fly away!

I love airports! So many emotions! So much excitement! The excitement of going somewhere far away, experiencing new adventures, meeting new people, soaking in a different culture, reinventing yourself! The … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 8 Comments

Their Rescuers, their Saviours, their Family

Looking through the amazing toemail‘s posts, I found this. I think this is a beautiful thing, saving those children’s lives, giving them a chance, giving them a home. I personally … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The colour & beauty of Stirling

I know, I know, it’s been done hundreds of times before. Pictures of flowers, how boring…. Well, I don’t think so. When I walk over the campus of Stirling University … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Haha, I love this challenge! Finally a good reason to show off all the funny signs I have encountered over the years, but which I could never really post anywhere! … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

New Life :)

My mother asked me last week, if I could send her some photos from my University campus, because she had never seen it before and wanted to know where I … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 8 Comments


WOW! When I started my blog a few months back, I didn’t expect many people to read it, let alone LIKE it! And now I am so showered with award … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 14 Comments


Maybe I am not that boring after all… Guys, Ajaytao2010 is the best! Not only because he’s got a great blog (it really is amazing, check it out!), not even … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Versatile Blogger Award

I love blogging! Not only can you babble about whatever you want without being interrupted, you can see the world’s most beautiful places through the lenses of many talented photographers. … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 16 Comments

The Super Sweet Blogging Award

It has been quite a long time since someone called me “sweet”, and now I am nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! Wow. I can’t thank you enough Ajaytao2010 and marketing4photographers for … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 27 Comments

Beauty in Colour – Part II

If you are following my blog, you will know that my last post (Beauty in Colour) was all about pictures I took of the beautiful pupils of the Madungu Primary … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 14 Comments

Beauty in Colour

Smiles and happy faces everywhere! The smallest move of my camera and I was surrounded by sea of beautiful, chocolate-coloured faces smiling expectantly up at me, calling “Photo! Photo! Photo!” … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment


Guess what! Guess what! The wonderful cailync  has nominated me for the Sunshine Award! You can’t believe it? Me neither!  I feel so overwhelmed and honoured! – Ha! That means … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · 21 Comments

Sun, the recipe for happiness?

Today finally, spring has found its way to Scotland, Stirling to be precise. After two days of purring rain, the sun has returned and surprisingly, it has brought some warmth … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment


The last two days, I’ve been annoying my friends more than usual (if that’s even possible). Why? Because I got a new MacBook Air (5,2 13-inch, if you’re interested) and … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Omg, are you serious?  ‘Me thinks so…..’ you are the best! I will be following, ‘link’ing and commenting on your posts and be your greatest fan! (I am doing this … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 11 Comments

Attention! Danger of infection!

Don’t worry; I am not talking about some deadly pathogen here, but about something far more contagious: HAPPINESS. Ok, you might think “that girl is crazy” and you’re probably right, … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Poor Happiness

You often hear people say that some experiences changed their lives and the way they viewed the world. I never understood what they meant, until I travelled to Kenya. I … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

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