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climbing mt sinai


as with almost any mountain climb, you will want to start before dawn, so you can reach the summit in time for sunrise.  the view from mt sinai   [2,285 m, 7,497 ft], located in the southern part of the sinai peninsula, egypt,  at sunrise is almost consistently spectacular, Continue reading


gayer anderson house – cairo


ibntoulon0023.jpgsure there are other spots on the tourist itinerary for cairo, but this gem of a house, the gayer anderson house, is a must see.  007 thought it was worth a visit, part of the movie “the spy who loved me” was filmed in the house. Continue reading

the karakoram highway


to get away from it all, go to the karakoram highway – the only land connection between pakistan and china built by the army corps of engineers of both countries. the road goes through the khunjerab pass, the highest paved pass in the world. Continue reading

onsen in the snow – hot and cold


for a truly amazing experience, head to the tsurunoyu onsen (hot springs) in akita, japan, around january or february, to ensure that there is a lot of snow. request that you stay in the old part of the guest house – a detached 300 year old uninsulated wooden structure Continue reading