October 14: The lonely necropolis (“city of the dead”) of Saqqarah and of Dashur boast the oldest pyramids and the first carved tomb hieroglyphics. Unlike at Giza, there were few visitors aside from ourselves and our guide, Bassem.
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October 14: The Giza Pyramids, standing against a crisp blue sky. Up close, they are even more breathtaking than imagined. They are the highlight of Egypt!
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October 3: Dull skies rained steadily as we detoured into Strasbourg. But serendipity! There we found the best food and best music of our trip to the Rhine region.
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October 4-8: In Colmar, four-hundred-year-old half-timbered houses line the canals, looking for all the world like gingerbread with thick pastel frosting. With that kind of charm, great local white wine, and fascinating history, even the rain couldn’t dampen our mood.
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Friday, October 8: En route to the Black Forest, we stopped in Freiburg on a whim. Three unexpected and delightful surprises awaited us; we are so glad we stopped!
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September 20: Jean and I are at our second favorite place* on Earth – the town of Bol, Island of Brač. Yes, we are again back in Croatia on the Dalmatian Coast!
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