Author Archives: Lisa

About Lisa

Here is a snippet about me. I'm a born and raised city-girl from Toronto, Canada. I've now reached my 21st birthday (90s baby) and am making my way through university while traveling when I can. My trusty Canon Rebel is my favourite companion, and I will use this blog to share photos from my adventures. I have traveled to Greece, Italy, England, Serbia, Jordan, South Africa, Hawaii, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Arizona, Florida, and New York City. When I am in my home city, Toronto, I am continuing my studies at the University of Toronto for a degree in Archaeology. I have been part of archaeological projects in Madaba, Jordan and at Wonderwerk, South Africa. I am going into my fourth year at U of T and then see where life takes me.

Continuing as a dirty archaeologist..

It is has been a while since I have been on wordpress. But now I am sitting at my computer a dirty mess, but happy to have finished my first month at my new job!  I am now working for … Continue reading

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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, the 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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