Category Archives: RTW Travel

An Amazing Journey Through Time

Ten Days. Thirteen Excursions and Site visits.  Five Flights. One amazing journey! Our action packed adventure in Egypt felt as though it was over far too soon.  Having the opportunity to visit some of the oldest archaeological sites – some dating back 4500 years –

Fantastic Food in Egypt!

We are back home in Toronto and trying to stay warm during this blustery winter.  As we recover from our jet-lag, our little family has been talking non-stop about our holiday trip to Egypt.  Of course, we always talk about the food we ate while

Magnificent Museum of Egypt!

We have travelled all over this amazing country and have learned so much in such a short period of time.  What better way to consolidate our learning than to visit the celebrated Museum of Egypt (Museum of Egyptian Antiquities )!   The museum is spectacular!  It

Shopping in Egypt!

After our time in Hurgada, we returned back to Cairo and decided to do some shopping.  We bought papyrus, perfumes, jewelry, and alabaster from different shops around the city. Papyrus Papyrus is one of the most popular things to buy in Egypt.  This plant was

A Fun and Relaxing Day in Hurghada

Egypt is not all about temples, tombs, and pharaohs.  After our time in Luxor, we traveled north-east to Hurghada on the Red Sea and stayed there for a couple days.  As a fun and relaxing day in Hurghada, we went off the paved roads and

A Tomb Fit For A King

What better way to start off your day than a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the Valley of the Kings?  This is how we started New Years’ Eve! To start off our day, we took a hot air balloon over the city of

Goddesses, Obelisks and Dams, oh my!

Egypt feels like the Land of Oz at times…just one magical adventure after another!  Close on the heels of our amazing experience at Abu Simbel, we made our way to our next stop, Aswan.  Here we had the opportunity to see both ancient and modern marvels.

Amazing Abu Simbel!

After an incredible and quick immersion into Egypt by exploring the pyramids, we headed south to Abu Simbel…and the “wow” factor was about to get ratcheted up a notch! This didn’t just happen – as always there’s a story and a journey involved! Day two

Perfect Pyramids!

We were so excited to continue our hunt to see as many Wonders of the World as we could. So far, we have seen 5 of the man made wonders of the world: the Colosseum in Italy, Petra in Jordan, The Taj Mahal in India, The

An Exchange to Remember!

Waiting for your kids to come home from an overseas trip is nerve wracking.  Although you know an exchange experience is a great for them – the fact they are over 7000 km away makes it tough.  I guess this is something we will have

Our French Speaking Experience

Have you ever gone to a foreign country where the primary language is not your own and tried to live like a local?  This is exactly what Mikhaila and I did as part of our language exchange, and it is not as easy as you

A Photographer’s Dream

During our exchange, we had the opportunity to travel around Annecy and visit nearby towns.  The views and scenery were absolutely gorgeous!  These towns are often missed by tourists because people normally visit the larger cities and regions such as Paris, the French Riviera, and

Bern, The City For Wanderers…

During the second week of our French exchange, we went on a tour to visit some small cities around France.  Since we were right by the border, we decided to stop in Bern, Switzerland so that we could practice our French and learn about a new city

Don’t You Want To Sail Away…

Our first week of our French exchange was so much fun!  From Monday to Friday, Mikhaila, Zoe, Juline, Clelia, and I were in a rowing and sailing summer camp in Annecy Lake, right up the street from Jacques and Virginie’s house.  In the morning we learned

Let the Independent Adventure Begin!

It was only two short years ago when we first met the LeNoble family from Annecy, France.  Virginie, Jacques, Zoe and Juline were spending three weeks in Beijing, China.  We just happened to stay at the same awesome hutong. Our families both had two daughters and we