Archive for February, 2011

Riel World photo – Mount Sinai, Egypt

Mt Sinai, Egypt

We watched the sunrise from atop Mount Sinai (after trekking up the mountain by flashlight from 2:45 to 5:15 a.m.). Now, we’re making our way back down the trail through the stark and stunning Sinai landscape on the way to St. Catherine’s Monastery.

Poetry of travel: High above the Himalayas

Himalayan mountains from the air

The heavens are colored a passionate blue and the earth below is draped in a jagged blanket of white. All sense of time has melted away as we glide in a dream world through shimmering skies above snow-capped peaks.

Memories of Egypt

Pyramids and Sphinx

This is the tale of our interaction over several days with an Egyptian university student during a trip to Egypt. Though the story is a bit humorous, you will see Khalil here discussing his dreams for the future and his economic challenges. Since this is relevant to the historic events now taking place in that country, it’s a good way to remember the dreams of all young Egyptians.

Classic backpacker trails

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What are some of the world’s classic backpacker trails? Lonely Planet has 10 suggestions, including a Banana Pancake Trail through Southeast Asia and an Istanbul to Cairo trek.

Riel World photo – People of Peru

Woman and child in a Peruvian market

A Peruvian mother and her child at a market near Cuzco, Peru.

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