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Tag: Museums

Abu Simbel, Egypt

Of all the places I visited in Egypt on this trip, Abu Simbel was the stand-out highlight. You don’t hear much about Abu Simbel but it is worthy of coming to Egypt itself. The temple complex itself is made up of two separate temples- one for Ramses ii and one for his favorite wife Nefertari (not to be confused with Nefertiti). Abu Simbel was build in 1244 BC and eventually the sands covered the magnificent structures. They were rediscovered again in the 1800s. Both temples were actually moved to their current location in the 1960s after the Aswan High Dam Read More

October Staycation

Since I am flying to Hong Kong early next week, I’ve been sticking close to home the past few weeks. Making the most of my free days in Baltimore has been a challenge. My day usually ends up with me blogging, running errands, going for a run, and walking the dog. I have been trying to make more of an effort to see the things in Baltimore (and Washington, D.C) that I haven’t seen and experienced. Peabody Library in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore has been on my to-do list for years. Finally last Thursday I walked the mile Read More