Category Archives: Hotels

Road Trip? There’s An App For That

Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure In whatever comes our way Lyrics from “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf Got a hankering to hit the open road? Before you load up the car, load up … Continue reading

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Frightened by Fur on Easter Island – Day 4

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* It’s 6 am and Edith is rattling our door. Scared out of a dead sleep, we are a bit alarmed and confused until we figure out that … Continue reading

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A Mountain of Moai on Easter Island – Day 3.5

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* The day is just getting away from us. Taking the unexpected cave tours with Bill threw off our timing for the rest of the day so when … Continue reading

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Easter Island Day 2

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* The power is out when we wake up around 6 am. Easter Island is powered by diesel that runs generators and they can be finicky. It’s still … Continue reading

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Jet Lagged Exploring on Easter Island Day 1

*To fully appreciate the pictures, click on them to see them full size* After 25 hours of traveling, we arrive on Easter Island at 6:50 on a Sunday morning. We descend the stairs to the tarmac, walk to the terminal, … Continue reading

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Holy History – It’s Israel

***Some of my historical explanations are admittedly very simplified.  Follow the links or delve into some research on your own if you wish to learn more.  Also, if you’ve read any other posts, you will know that nothing is sacred when … Continue reading

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Jordan: The Country, The People, The Movie Set (Not the River)

Touching down at the Amman Airport at 10:30 pm, it’s no surprise that our Egypt Air flight from Cairo is two hours late. (Fond Memories of the Middle East – Egypt) Our guide and driver Atallah meets us at the airport … Continue reading

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Fond Memories of the Middle East – Egypt

Recent news from the Middle East and northern Africa turns my thoughts to the wonderful people we met during our trip to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. I wonder if everyone is all right. For the Egyptians, I hope the change … Continue reading

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Potty Break – Know Your Commodes

Warning – this post might be offensive to some people. Bathrooms. Restrooms. Water Closets. WCs. Johns. Baños. Toilettes. Toilets. Loos. Lavatories. The Little Girls’ Room. The Can. By any name, in whatever language, these facilities have different personalities around the world … Continue reading

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Spanish, Por Favor, in Mexico

For years, Mike and I have been indiscriminately mangling languages all over the world.  We are especially adept at making up Spanish words, referring to them as ‘distortiones de español’.  Sometimes the words we “make up” turn out to be … Continue reading

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