ROME in 4 Days With Ease

We saw:

the Vatican including St Peter’s Square and Basiilica, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum. The Palatine and Roman Forum, the Colosseum and Pantheon, the Jewish Ghetto, the Peace Memorial, the Bocce a Verite, the Piazza Verona, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Altar on which Caesar was cremated, many Bernini Fountains, the Villa Medici . . . → Read More: ROME in 4 Days With Ease

Spain for Basketball… Away Games!

We went to Spain for the long weekend for ASL’s Girls and Boy’s Varsity Teams to play Rota High School, on the Military Base in Rota, Spain. Apparently the US base was given up to the Spanish in the late 50’s and then wanted to occupy again in the mid 60’s, so ever since then . . . → Read More: Spain for Basketball… Away Games!

Travel Destinations… The Hague

Just a few quick notes because a few of you have asked. I had never been to The Hague and really liked it. I may recommend not going in the winter however. It was quite cold and snowy. We stayed at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel, which I recommend. It had a roaring fire in the . . . → Read More: Travel Destinations… The Hague

Michelle Basketball: Away Games means AWAY

So far, these are the away games I know of, and we are planning on going to all of them since they span weekends: The Hague Spain… southern near Gibralter…warm! Brussels Paris I have never been to the Hague so I am really looking forward to this… and glad Cairo is not on the list . . . → Read More: Michelle Basketball: Away Games means AWAY

Cairo… Guns and Noses

Each group of 2-4 parents made the 1/2 hour to 1 hour (depending on traffic? ha, ha, not always!) trip from the Giza section of Cairo to the Maadi section, for volleyball games at the Cairo American College, CAC. This destination is again, not well known by cab drivers. I figured out the local Egyptian . . . → Read More: Cairo… Guns and Noses

Cairo… Why Goat Herds on a Five Lane Highway?

Going to the school each way we saw the same area, packed daily with groups of scrawny goats, all standing way too close to heavy traffic. My car-mate asked how the goats know to stay out of the way of the crazy drivers? My answer was that those you see are only the ones who . . . → Read More: Cairo… Why Goat Herds on a Five Lane Highway?

Cairo… Funeral Echos

On one of our cab rides we could hear a very loud voice from a loud speaker literally echoing and reverberating after each word. I could not believe the volume! It took us a long time to get to the source, but as we got closer we saw an area of one entire city block, . . . → Read More: Cairo… Funeral Echos

Cairo… Follow that Tissue Box!

One of the nights in Cairo a local parent (who also happened to be the host family for Michelle) suggested we go to a restaurant called “Sequoia”, about 15 minutes from our hotel. She said it was right on the edge of the Nile, with big fluffy white sofas, palm trees and candlelight, as well . . . → Read More: Cairo… Follow that Tissue Box!

Cairo for Volleyball

The ASL Volleyball team went to Cairo American College (CAC) to play volleyball for two days and then spend a day and a half touring. The kids stayed with host families from the CAC and most of the girls had at least one family member who also traveled to Cairo. Us parents stayed about a . . . → Read More: Cairo for Volleyball

Trip to Cairo

Playing sports here comes with perks.

Since Michelle made the Volleyball Team we are heading to Cairo on October 7th for a weekend tournament. Included will be trips to the pyramids and museums. I hope that we will see our old friend Hassan Jilani who was our Egyptian guide when we took the cruise down . . . → Read More: Trip to Cairo

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