Friday, September 29, 2023

Santorini Greece


We arrived in Santorini Greece by plane, but it looks like lots of people come by cruise ship. This was a short 3 day and 2 night mini vacation after needing to be in Athens for a work conference. It's been on my list of places to go for many decades.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Algiers Miscellaneous

Here's some miscellaneous views of what we see on the weekend while living in Algiers.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Casbah Algiers


The Casbah (Arabic: قصبة, qaṣba, meaning citadel) is the citadel of Algiers in Algeria and the traditional quarter clustered around it. In 1992, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed Kasbah of Algiers a World Cultural Heritage site, as "There are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community." Wikipedia

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Jardin d'Essais Algiers

Here's pictures of the lovely Jardin d'Essais, which is easily added as a favorite place. This is a grand park for strolling along the tree lined paths. We ate at a restaurant with outdoor seating on this somewhat warm winter day. It's a great place to enjoy a beautiful day in Algiers!

Saturday, December 31, 2022

2022 Travels


We live in Algeria now and Google Maps doesn't fully work here. This yearly recap comes from my Google Maps timeline, which relies on the tracking function to make the dots. Unfortunately the tracking function stops soon after arriving at the airport, so all I'll ever see is a dot at the airport and nothing else in this country. It does show that we traveled around the DC area and that we visited Rome and Cairo from Algeria, so that's what's on the map.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Old Cairo, Modern Art, Mosques, & Churches


This blog post is a mix of days spent in Cairo. The mosques and churches were seen with a private tour guide and driver, which isn't too expensive and worth it to have that personalized exploration of the major sites. We used Uber to visit other parts of the city on our own, which is an even cheaper way to get around.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Egyptian Museums

We visited The Egyptian Museum (The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities) as part of a private tour guide day. We took an Uber on our own to The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Both are a must see if you're in Cairo.