Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Good Life

Since I have come back from my summer travels for 2012, I have been catching up with friends and family, appointments, and picking up pieces of life that I have left in stasis. All too frequently I am thinking Wow … Continue reading

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Advice in volleyball and life

In spirit of the 3-peat Olympic gold medal win by Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings,┬áthe U.S. beach volleyball team, I read Misty’s autobiography she wrote after earning her second Olympic gold medal. I loved having read a book that had … Continue reading

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Cairo Museum evaluation

Here I am with my travel girls in front of the Cairo Museum, home to the mummies, statues, artifacts, and gold you come to Egypt to see. Within the salmon-coloured walls of the building is where the red-haired mummy of … Continue reading

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While traveling Egypt I learned…

While traveling, there are things that you learn fast. For instance, how to convert Canadian dollars into Egyptian pounds, how to barter with cabdrivers in really bad Arabic, and how to walk through traffic with speeding cars, trucks, bikes, and … Continue reading

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Old Islamic Cairo

The word for “market” in Arabic is souk. A few blocks from the Arabian Nights hostel where I stayed in Cairo is the old souk called Khan el Khalili. It is a busy, colourful maze of, well, things. Silver trays, … Continue reading

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Egypt’s take on Pizza

Egyptian Pizza

Getting our protein from fried eggs on pizza! It’s always a surprise when ordering food without a menu in a different country. I apologize Abby and Brooke when I said, “I got this”. I don’t got this.

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