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10 02, 2016

Egypt Travelogue: Day 4, Part 1 – Road to Dahshur

By |February 10th, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Memories, Travelogue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is my travel diary of my trip to Egypt. It contains in detail my memories of what I did and saw.  Sunday October 25, 2015 Egypt: Day 4, Part 1 - Road to Dahshur I woke up early and took a shower to help wake up. Although the day before the hotel told me I could stay in the room...I figured there would be problems. Which is why I packed up before going off in search of breakfast. To my non-surprise the only option was the buffet (the same one from the night before). I didn't have high hopes. As [...]

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9 02, 2016

Egypt Travelogue: Day 3 – Jet Lag in Giza

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Memories, Travelogue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is my travel diary of my trip to Egypt. It contains in detail my memories of what I did and saw.  Saturday October 24, 2015 Egypt: Day 3 - Jet Lag in Giza It was hard to sleep on the plane, especially knowing that it would arrive to Cairo at nearly 2AM.  The girl and I spoke some more. She was from Holland, but I was so tired I kept asking her about "Poland". She told me how its so flat and there are windmills everywhere. It actually sounded pretty idilic. As we entered the terminal, my G Adventures airport transfer [...]

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8 02, 2016

Museum Monday: Laocoön and His Sons

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Museums, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I was lucky to have taken an entire class on Ancient Italian Art & Architecture the semester before I went to Italy. So when I turned a corner in the Vatican Museum and saw this statue I was very excited. This statue was re-discovered in 1506 but is thousands of years older. It is unknown if this was an original Hellenistic Greek Statue, or if it still dates from that period but is a copy based on a lost bronze version of the statue. It is so old that the famous ancient historian, Pliny the Elder, even referenced the statue on the [...]

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6 02, 2016

Shopping via Boat in Esna, Egypt

By |February 6th, 2016|Categories: Souvenirs, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As the first small boat made its way towards our cruise ship, bumping up against the bow, people gasped. "Oh no! They crashed into us! Are they okay!" People asked while craning over the railing to get a better look. And then a second boat crashed up against us, and a third, and a forth. They just kept coming. As more and more small boats tied up against us, it became clear what they were doing. They unfurled towels, scarves, large table clothes, shouting at us to look. And then, they rolled it up, and chucked it clear up to [...]

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5 02, 2016

Winter Berries at Rothenburg ob der Tauber

By |February 5th, 2016|Categories: Nature & Outdoors, Photography, Travel, Travel Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Walking the old Medieval Walls of Rothenburg right after Christmas was cold, but beautiful. Looking down I saw this beautiful tree with winter berries. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

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4 02, 2016

How to fix Google Analytics SEO Queries Showing No Results

By |February 4th, 2016|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Travel Blogging is a tough. There are thousands of already established travel bloggers out there, and daily hundreds more join the fold. That is why Search Engine Optimization is key for any blogger. So imagine my surprise when last November the "Queries" section of Google Analytics suddenly went blank. I figured it had to do with me blocking Russian spam bots from showing up in my results so I'd have truer analytics. But I didn't want to delete all of those filters, so I just lived with having no SEO Queries and no Landing Page results. But every time I checked I [...]

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3 02, 2016

Egypt Travelogue: Day 2 – Sick in Frankfurt

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Memories, Travelogue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is my travel diary of my trip to Egypt. It contains in detail my memories of what I did and saw.  Friday October 23, 2015 Egypt: Day 2 - Sick in Frankfurt I arrived in Frankfurt a little after 11 AM. Feeling very sick, my dream of wandering the city was slowly dying. I exited, and found myself in Z Terminal. I knew that the bag holding station was outside Terminal A. But more importantly I knew there was supposed to be an attached hotel at Terminal A. I figured instead of paying to leave my bags at the bag check, [...]

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2 02, 2016

Egypt Travelogue: Day 1 – Leaving Home

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Missteps, Travelogue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is my travel diary of my trip to Egypt. It contains in detail my memories of what I did and saw.  Thursday October 22, 2015 Egypt: Day 1 - Leaving Home (Denver, CO) For a moment I enjoyed being alone and listen to the heavy rain on the window. It had been hard to sleep the night before with Tessa gone. (I had dropped my dog off the night before to my parents house and had also left them copies of my itinerary so they wouldn't be worried.) It had been already packed for almost a week, but my flight [...]

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1 02, 2016

Travel Missteps: The Early Morning Dilemma

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: Travel, Travel Missteps|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Time Changes can be killer. Especially if you do not have any time to get use to it. I was in Toronto for a weekend to assist a client activation. On the day of the event, the call time to the studio was 5:50 AM. To ensure I had enough time to get up, get ready, wake up, have breakfast and walk the 30 minutes to the studio I set my alarm for 4:30 AM. But this seemed so cruel. Because I was now 2 time zones ahead, 4:30AM seemed like 2:30 AM to me. So it was going to [...]

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30 01, 2016

Happy Draw a Dinosaur Day!

By |January 30th, 2016|Categories: Dinosaurs|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Happy National Draw a Dinosaur Day! Here is a tutorial to draw my favorite dinosaur, a Triceratops!