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Well, my 2 weeks on Gran Canaria quickly turned into 2 1/2 months! I never did write an update at the end of my trip, but I was very sad that my journey was over. 14 months went incredibly fast! It was such an amazing experience and I was so thrilled to find so many

Canary Islands, Spain

Came to the Canary Islands for a few days….and so far it has turned into to two weeks. Just lovely here!!! Meeting people from all over Europe that come here to escape winter up north. Will post more later. Just wanted to let everyone know where I was and say hello. ? I am very

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


I love that there are so many different cultures and religions in Dubai, all respectfully sharing the same space. Plus it’s such a clean, contemporary, safe city. The biggest danger was tripping over one of the many floor sweepers keeping everything tidy. And it felt soooo peaceful after being harassed in Egypt for 3 weeks.

Summary of Costs in Egypt

I spent $43/day in my 22 days here. $17/day for room, $6/day for food, $9/day transportation, $7/day for tours and entrance fees, $3/day misc., and my visa fees averaged $1/day. I estimated the split of my cruise between room, food and transportation costs….so they are just estimates, but amazingly low!!! My cruise and the few

The Pyramids, Greater Cairo, Egypt

I was not planning to visit Egypt on this trip, but am so glad I did. It was a logical stop after Bangkok and I decided that I wasn’t going to let fear of terrorism stop me from seeing it. There really is a lot to see here, so stayed 3 weeks. I started with a tour

Other Sightseeing in Cairo

Cairo is a huge city and not the easiest to get around, but I did see quite a few sites…. El-Tehrir Square Is technically just a huge multi-lane roundabout, but it has been known as Liberation Square since the Egyptian revolution in 1919. It is also where about 2 million came to protest in 2011, resulting

Chaotic Cairo

Just about every day in Egypt felt like some kind of crazy adventure….so here are a few things that happened or that I noticed. The most obvious place to start is with the traffic. It’s insane! It’s like the motorbikes in Vietnam, but with cars. They don’t stay in their lanes and they constantly honk their

Luxor, Egypt

Tourism is the main source of income in Luxor, so with tourism down to a fraction of what it once was, it felt like a feeding frenzy when I walked out to the street. The locals complain that they have the same problem, but I definitely think it is worse for tourists and even worse

Nile Cruise From Luxor to Aswan, Egypt

The Luxor locals are so starved for tourist business and harass you so much, that I had to get away from walking the streets and booked a three night cruise from Luxor to Aswan. It was serene to float down the Nile, and after my $4-5 hostels, it felt very luxurious! There was a tour

Summary of Asia Costs

Although I enjoyed Asia, it was not my favorite on this journey. It is inexpensive, however, as the costs for my 65 days in Asia were $56/day with; food $14/day, rooms $14/day, entertainment/fees/yoga $6/day, transportation $12/day (this includes 6 flights!), misc. $8/day, and visas $2/day. I expected to stay in Asia longer, but am ready for