Category Beer, Wine and Alcohol

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part One

November 23 – 27 We finished up with our breakfast and checked out of the hotel, our stay of four nights running us 7,515 Pesos ($388.40) in total with 6,873 pesos ($357) for lodging and 642 pesos($33) for meals/drinks, less than $100 a day for a nice room and a number of breakfasts.  One of […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Seven

November 19 – 22 Ascending from the Metro station at Insurgentes, we walked back towards the hotel on the bustling Calle Genova, crowds of folks just off work sitting at the outdoor patios of the bars lining the street, enjoying the end of the day.  We decided to stop in at Aventura as we’d noticed […]

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 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 Eleven

November 6 – 17 A short ride later we arrived at the house for our lunch.  As in Aswan, here the street in front was not paved, dirty and dusty; likely the lack of rain makes this tolerable as you don’t have to deal much with mud.  Inside though, the house was nicely decorated and […]

Egypt, Part Seven

November 6 – 17 Later, arriving at Karnak Temple, we walked to the entrance, entered, and began our tour.  As he has throughout the tour, Mahmoud spent the first hour or so with us explaining the significance of the temple complex, going into great detail in the areas with hieroglyphics that told a particular story. […]