11 11, 2017

Souvenir Saturday: Candy from Harry Potter Part 3

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This is the last in the 3 part series of my favorite candy you can get at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I got these on a whim, and they are so delicious! There are multiple versions of the snowflakes and they have a nice peppermint flavor in the white chocolate, which a little shimmer on the top! And finally, Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans! These are just as classic as Chocolate Frogs! Souvenir Saturday is an every-other week series on the items that represent travel memories.

10 11, 2017

The Price of Freedom

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Tomorrow is Veteran's Day. These stars are on the National WWII memorial, each star representing 100 US personnel that died in the war. There is a plaque that says "Here marks the price of freedom". Very sobering. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

2 11, 2017

Entrance to the Hanging Church of Coptic Cairo

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I always marvel at the intricate details of old world churches. Many of the ones where I grew up were large mega churches built during the last few decades. But when I first saw the scale and beauty of churches of Europe I was amazed. And then when I visited Coptic Cairo the ancient Hanging Church was so beautiful. The details of the decorations were so unique. The mesmerizing geometric patters I haven't seen in a church before. Here are just a few photos from the entrance.

1 11, 2017

Egypt Travelogue: Day 11, Part 3 – Luxor Stroll

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This is my travel diary of my trip to Egypt. It contains in detail my memories of what I did and saw. Sunday November 1, 2015 Egypt: Day 11, Part 3 – Luxor Stroll In Aswan and Kom Ombo our cruise ship had been tied up in a row with another ship, so we actually left our lobby and entered directly into another ship's lobby before getting to a gangplank to go ashore. However, in Luxor, hundreds of ships were tied up along the shore, sometimes 10 deep. But this time they weren't fancy other cruise ships, but the decaying unused ones.

30 10, 2017

Museum Monday: Kom Ombo Temple at Night

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I was lucky two years ago to be spending Halloween Night visiting Kom Ombo Temple. This unique temple is of Ptolemaic origin, and is unusual in that it is dedicated with symmetrical temples, one to the crocodile god Sobek, and the other the falcon headed god Haroeris (Horus the Elder). It was almost mystical being one of the last few people walking the temple that night.

28 10, 2017

Souvenir Saturday: Candy from Harry Potter Part 2

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For the next few weeks I'm going to share my favorite candy you can get at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! These two items can be purchased at Sugarplum's Sweetshop in Diagon Alley, I don't recall these being mentioned in the books, but they are really good. I was in Orlando around Halloween, so when I saw these Carmel Cobwebs I thought this was perfect for the season. I was sad that this box seemed simplified compared to the ornate designs of other candies. But I was so wrong. These are amazing. They taste lightly of caramel and possibly white