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France and Art

April 11th, 2019|

If the first religion of Paris is food, the second must be art.  Musée D'Orsay and the Van Gogh Atelier des Lumières immersive light and music experience were food for the soul.

French Food!!

April 10th, 2019|

Seriously, that's how the French take their food.  In order to have the full French experience, we had lunch at Guy Savoy.  Year after year, Guy Savoy is bestowed with THREE Michelin stars, making it [...]

The Louvre Museum

April 9th, 2019|

The Louvre is the largest museum in the world - so big that it's impossible to see all the museum has to offer in one visit. How long would it actually take? Well, if you [...]

Paris!

April 8th, 2019|

Paris in the spring was a delight - cool, dry weather and plenty of flowers.  Paris at its best!  

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

April 4th, 2019|

On the eastern coast of Egypt and the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula lies the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh.  We were early for SCUBA season, so the water was pretty cold (double [...]

Amman, Jordan

March 28th, 2019|

Amman is the capital of Jordan, a bustling city of 4 million. Many parts are quite modern with upscale shopping.  We stuck to the ancient attractions!  

Petra, Jordan

March 27th, 2019|

The name Petra is derived from a Greek word meaning rock. Famous for its rock-cut sandstone architecture and water conduit system, Petra is also called the Rose City because of the warm color of the [...]

We Come to Jordan!

March 26th, 2019|

The official name of Jordan is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.   Hashemite refers to the Arab royal family claiming descent from Hashim, great-grandfather of Muhammad.  They have ruled Jordan since it emerged from the post-World [...]

Tel Aviv, Israel

March 24th, 2019|

Tel Aviv is defiantly tranquil.  Despite the fact that they are the closest target for radical Hamas terrorists on the Gaza Strip, people who live here seem to brush off violence and go on with [...]

Sights and Sounds in Israel

March 23rd, 2019|

Israel is so different from other countries.  History and politics and religion are woven into a tight knot here, not necessarily in a good way.

Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum

March 22nd, 2019|

Yad Vashem means "a monument and a name" in Hebrew.  No cemeteries, no headstones, no traces were left to mark the loss of the six million Holocaust victims.  This is Israel's remembrance. The most graphic [...]

Herod’s Masada and Herodia

March 21st, 2019|

Herod was called “the Great” because he was a great builder.  His two masterpieces were Masada and the Herodium.  Masada is a natural mountain stronghold on the southwestern shores of the Dead Sea, rising 1,300 [...]