Whether it’s forbidden and tasty treats or diet-friendly plates, I blog about food experiences I’ve had during my travels and provide recipes where I can!
Peeking Through Glass at Ancient Deities
Did you know that every Egyptian household had a deity it worshipped? Over hundreds of tiny statues of limestone and alabaster have been unearthed over the centuries, each with significant power and meaning. Any problem could be solved by prayer to a deity. Gaze through the glass with me while I explore some…Cairo’s Egyptian Museum of Antiquities provides a haunting backdrop into the religion of a bygone era.
Tasting Traditional Cuisine
Traditional Egyptian Middle Eastern Cuisine dishes include delicious Mixed Dolma, Moussaka, Pita Breads, Tahini and Falafel. Thank you to Viking Ra for providing exquisite meals while on a recent cruise in Cairo!
A Glimpse at Queen Nefertari
Access to Nefertari’s Tomb is highly exclusive and monitored. This secluded spot in the Valley of the Queens is famous for housing the mummy of the first of The Great Royal Wives of Ramses the Great. Click for more
Virtual Valentines With A Female Pharaoh
First female ruler of ancient Egypt to reign as a male, with the full authority of a male, was Hatshepsut. Likened to Cleopatra who would rule 14 centuries later, Hatshepsut was only the 3rd woman to become Pharaoh in over 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. She wanted to be depicted as a male in many sculptures and images and she was most well-known for extending Egyptian trade and ambitious building projects. Happy Valentine’s Day! More on my blog today!
Gazing at Gold Tombs in Egypt
An intimate peek into the Tomb of King Tut, pre-COVID. It’s hand-painted walls of gold include pictures of baboons, deities of the Egyptian Underworld
Hibiscus Tea in Egypt
More on a moment sipping hibiscus tea in the home of ancient crocodile whisperers along the Nile River!
Travel Quote of The Week
“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock *Taken at Paramount Theatre in Austin
Experience Chicago: Day Trip Ideas
On Your To-Do List: + Field Museum for history + Lincoln Park Zoo for animals + Adler Planetarium for stars + Chicago Symphony Orchestra for music Highlight on My Favorite Items at Field Museum