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Category Archives: Travel

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

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

Remains of a once great imperial city

It really is sad. What once was the first great imperial city of ancient Egypt, is now reduced to a tiny open air museum. Founded about 3100 BC by king … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 2 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

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

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

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

The Others – colourful, majestic and wild

Although we humans often like to forget, we are not the only ones inhabiting the earth. If you think it is strange to dedicate a post entirely to animals, get … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Handmade Patriotism

It has been nearly three years now since I left Germany, in order to live and study abroad, first in Wales and then in Scotland. Handmade Patriotism It has been nearly … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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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