Friday, September 16, 2005

Off to Egypt!


After years of yearning, I am finally on my way...to Egypt! This has been a long awaited dream and now I am going! Pharaohs, Mummies, and cruising down the Nile. Pyramids, Temples, and exotic bazaars. Spices, perfume, and alabaster. Kaftans, jewelry, and Egyptian cotton. Most importantly, a land I have never seen, people I have never met, and local food I have never tasted...the thrill of discovery...that is what I love about travel.

No matter how far I roam, no matter how many horizons I cross, let me never have "been there" and "done that". Let me never lose the joy of discovery, whether on another continent or in my own backyard.

See you when I get back! :-)

25 comments:

Stephanie said...

OH, how wonderful for you!

Egypt is one of my dream destinations, as well.

I am sure you'll have a fabulous time!

stef said...

oooh, egypt!!!! i've been dreaming about going there as well, with my kids -- the perfect history lesson! but i will have to live vicariously through you, i suppose. no egypt in our immediate future:(

have fun and be safe! can't wait to read about your (eating) adventures when you get back!

Mona said...

I am so jealous! That sounds awesome. Of all the eras in our world's history Egypt is by far to me the most fascinating and intriguing. I hope to go there someday too. Keep a good journal and can't wait to see pictures and hear about it when you get back...going cruising down the Nile?

violet said...

weee! tell me about all those tasty treats.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks...we had actually planned a trip a couple of years back but it didn't push through...so now I'm very excited :)

Hi Stef! Yes, Egypt has long been on my mind. I will! Hope you get to go with your kids one day :)

Hi Mona! Egypt does have a fascinating history...yup, taking a cruise down the Nile! :)

Hi Violet! Will do! :)

angelika said...

Hi Joey, I very much like the way you speak about discovering, the small and the big, the close and the far....have a wonderful time and my thoughts will be with you ! And I am looking forward to reading about many new discoveries..take care, angelika

deborah said...

oooh enjoy yourself! I hope to see a few Egyptian breakfast posts :)

J said...

wow!you lucky lucky girl...happy holidays!

Joe said...

Take care and have a safe trip. Oh yeah.. SO Jealous!

Anonymous said...

Have been there twice and never been disappointed. You won't be either. Have fun!

Paz

Zarah Maria said...

Joey, have the greatest and most fantastic of trips! Can't wait to see what is bound to be fantastic posts on Egypt when you return!

wysgal said...

Wow an Egyptian River Cruise? My dad has been bugging his children to go on a River Cruise for the longest time --- post photos of your ship. =)

I'm deathly curious what the inside of a river cruise ship looks like and how it compares to a huge cruise ship.

Shauna said...

What a wonderful attitude toward discovery you have! When you truly feel this way, just walking down your street can be an adventure. But when you have this attitude toward going to Greece? Make sure you don't explode with happiness!

I can't wait to hear about the food.

ChichaJo said...

Thanks for your best wishes everyone! I'm on my way in a few hours! Can't wait :) I'll take lots of pictures!

Marketmanila said...

Have a great trip. Eat loads of stuff. Make us all even more jealous than we already are!

Barbara said...

Wow, how exciting. Have a great time. Looking forward to the post onyour return. Bon voyage.

Kai said...

Safe journey, Joey! I've been living Egypt through my precious books. Now I hope to get to live it through your eyes. Looking forward to reading your travel accounts.

cath said...

Envy! I'm green with it! Have a great trip -- can't wait to read about your adventures...

JMom said...

How exciting!! Have a great time! kainggit ka :-)

dexiejane said...

have a great time. take lots of pics :)

ting-aling said...

Enjoy it. I always say to myself when in a new place "Enjoy the place for you may never pass this way again".

schatzli said...

enjoy the trip

celia kusinera said...

Enjoy your trip, eat loads, take lots of pictures.
Then regale us with your stories later. :)

megwoo said...

How very cool! Have a great and safe trip! Can't wait to hear all about it...

ChichaJo said...

Hello Everyone! I am back! Thanks for all your best wishes! I had an amazing time...posts to follow :)