Monthly Archives: February 2020

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Three

November 19 – 22 We left the Museo and found ourselves a place to sit and view the procession now coming down Ave. de la Reforma.  Much to Joanna’s delight, we’d hit that portion of the parade featuring legions of horses, the riders all decked out in costumes saluting their region, or the occupation they […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Two

November 19 – 22 The Museo Nacional Anthropolgia, the largest and most visited museum in Mexico, is located in Chapultepec Park, one of the biggest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, measuring just over 1,695 acres (Central Park in NYC is 842 acres, Griffith Park in L.A. is 4,300 acres).  Centered on a rock formation […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part One

November 19 – 22 We arrived home from Egypt the afternoon of the 17th and spent the rest of that day and the next doing laundry, opening mail, and taking care of the few things we could do in that short time frame.  The next thing we knew, we were on our way to LAX […]

Egypt, Part Thirteen

November 6 – 17 After lunch, we arrived at the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan and Mosque of Al-Refaei (Royal Mosque) both located at the same site.  Our first stop would be at Sultan Hassan, which along with its Madrassa (Arabic word for any type of educational institution, secular or religious, whether for elementary instruction or […]

Egypt, Part Twelve

November 6 – 17 We left for the train station and after arriving sat in a café nursing a cold drink until departure time.  Boarding and finding our sleeper berth now seemed familiar and we settled in to wait for dinner, which would be similar to that we’d been served on the way to Aswan, […]