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Sunset Morocco

Sunset Morocco.

Where can you find the Top 5 sunsets in Morocco…let us tell you! You won’t want to miss the romance and colors of each sunset Morocco.

World Heritage Site Egypt – Abu Simbel

Massive sculpture at World Heritage Site - Abu Simbel, Egypt.

Egypt, well all of Africa really, is full of World Heritage sites and adventure. I love that this one, Abu Simbel, combines the two. Just getting to the site is quite the adventure. You can fly, which gets you there early in the morning, and you actually are finished and leaving before the other tourists get there, or you can take the “caravan.” This is what we did. We woke up at 4:00 in the morning to join all the large vanloads (maybe 50? of them) who careened and juggled for position throughout the early morning until we reached our destination. The reason the caravan was started was due to safety reasons, protecting tourists from the odd kidnapping. However, we …

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Top 10 Things to do in Egypt

Giza pyramid and other Egyptian ruins.

Do you dream of going to Egypt, to the land of the pharaohs? From Cairo on, we hit the major Egypt landmarks and ticked them off of our bucket list. We found the best things to do, places to visit, and things to eat in Egypt, and you can too. Click here to reveal all the things associated with Egypt.

Trip to Armenia – Garni Temple and Geghard Monastery

Armenia Road Trip Part 2 - Geghard and Garni, A Monastery and a Temple

Our road trip was going smoothly. We had enjoyed Yerevan, and now we were on our way to some big Armenia attractions, the Geghard Monastery and Garni Temple. Both exceeded our expectations, and the fact that the pastel blossoms of spring popped, we were definitely in our element.  Visiting Geghard Monastery Unfortunately we just didn’t have a lot of time on this trip, and we wanted to head back towards Tbilisi, but we were hoping to see a few things along the way. We considered making reservations for a place in Lake Sevan, because everyone had told us it is so beautiful, but we talked ourselves out of it. According to one website I read there is an Armenian saying that …

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Exploring Tbilisi: Our Top Ten List

Exploring Tbilisi: Our Top Ten List

I have to admit, when Corinne first came up with the idea of going to Georgia I was a bit hesitant. I don’t know what it was but for some reason I just wasn’t comfortable with the safety and security issues in the region. There had been a civil war in the country in the past two decades that had never been fully resolved. After some research, however, we decided the timing was right. We cemented the plan to do a Georgia road trip, and of course we started in the capital city of Tbilisi. We hope you enjoy this travel guide to Tbilisi and it’s top ten sights. Is Tbilisi Worth Visiting? As we were researching Georgia, all we …

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Armenia Road Trip Part 4 – The Rules of the Road

Armenia Driving - Tips and Hints for the Road

You can visit some amazing sites in the small country of Armenia, like this park filled with Armenian script letters, but getting to them and other top Armenian attractions can be a little difficult.We found the best way to visit this amazing country was by car. T his is our final installation on our Armenia Road Trip series. This last article is our compilation of what you need to know in order to have a stress-free road trip. Everything You Need to Know for a Successful Armenia Road Trip In our Armenia Road Trip Series we’ve told you about everything we saw and did in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  If you missed them, you’ll want to go …

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Armenia World Heritage Site – Sanahin Monastery

Sanahin Monastery - Armenia Road Trip

After our Geghard and Garni jaunt, and just a couple of hours up the road, we were hoping to find a good place for lunch and then make a decision whether or not to continue on to Tbilisi or spend the night. We drove into the small city of Sevan during our Armenia road trip and it was pretty deserted. Right in the center, we encountered some businessmen and a school full of students, but it didn’t seem like much was going on, and once again we couldn’t find a restaurant or cafe. As we arrived in Lake Sevan, everything was shuttered and debris was collecting against all the walls. I’m sure we missed them cleaning it up and getting …

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Armenia Road Trip Part 1 – Battle with Potholes All The Way to Yerevan

Armenia - Road Trip

“Armenia is at war!” These are the words we heard when picking up our rental car from the only agency we could find that would allow us to drive across the border from Georgia. “But you will be fine as long as you don’t take the first border crossing. Also, you can call me if you have any trouble.” This from the 22 year old guy who takes care of the car, not the paperwork, and will also drive you anywhere you want to go…the rental driver. We chuckled and said “thanks,” not thinking we’d need him but getting all the phone numbers we could…just in case. It’s true that Armenia’s border dispute with Azerbaijan had once again reared its …

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