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Entries from December 2006

Luxor (12/30)

December 31st, 2006 · No Comments

It’s way more than just a fancy casino in Las Vegas. Actually there aren’t any pyramids to be found in Luxor, which was the new ancient capital of Thebes, located much farther south of the famous pyramids at Giza/Cairo. Far more impressive than the Pyramids, Luxor was the highlight of our trip in Egypt. There […]

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Tags: Egypt

Petra (12/25-26)

December 26th, 2006 · No Comments

So for those of you who have never heard of Petra or have never seen pictures BUT are movie buffs, think ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ and the lost city where Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, and the Nazis go in search of the Holy Grail….that’s Petra. It’s no film set, it’s for real and […]

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Tags: Jordan

Jordan: Jerash & Kings’ Highway (12/24-25)

December 26th, 2006 · No Comments

We arrived in Jordan and first visited the most amazing Roman ruins we have ever seen…not what you expect for the Middle East, right?! Then we spent Christmas day driving through the Kings’ Highway in Jordan. With local castles, intact Roman sites, and Mt. Nebo (site where Moses is preseumed to have seen Jerusalem. Daniel […]

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Paris Holidays (12/01-31)

December 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

December in Paris gave us the opportunity to reflect on the cultural differences between the U.S. and France–since we were able to take a quick trip back home. Ny parents also came to visit for a second time, and we enjoyed the holiday festivities together. For photos, click here. Paris Holidays Kimberly After having spent […]

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Tags: France

Lisbon (12/15-17)

December 18th, 2006 · No Comments

Nothing beats a visit to another country or city when one of your travelmates is from that place & an enthusiastic guide, eager to show the best sites of his home town. Enter our friend Gustavo, a classmate of Kim’s from Stanford, and his hometown, Lisbon. For photos, click here: Lisbon We had coordinated with […]

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Tags: Portugal

Strasbourg (12/8-11)

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments

During the Christmas season cities all over Germany and France (especially in the Alsace region) explode with outside markets. They sell seasonal food and drink as well as regional & not-so-regional crafts. So, we set out for Strasbourg and neighboring Colmar in northern France for some Vin Chaud (hot spiced wine) and possibly latkes (potato […]

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Tags: France