Saturday, October 24, 2009

Over Due... Egypt & Greece

** Before I begin, i must say this... Our Group Started out with 4 Camera's. By the end we didn't have any left. The second day of the trip Adam's broke in the sand storm. On the 5th day, John's broke scuba diving. On the 8th day Charlotte's was stolen out of her bag at the airport. On the 22nd day my camera was dropped in the sand. So the only pictures we have from the trip are what i took with mine. It is an older camera and didn't take very good pictures. We were all kinda relying on everyone else (bad idea) and now this is all we have.**

Here are some of my pictures from Egypt and Greece. I didn't end up going to Israel, another time... another adventure that will be. I am going to start Egypt.

(please be kind... i'd been awake for 36 hours at this point)

My flight in was very long. We spent our time in Egypt during Ramadan. I got in a day after my group and they were supposed to pick me up at the Airport. After waiting in the Ciaro airport for 45 minutes, i knew something was wrong. I have an international phone, but for some reason it wasn't working. Because it was Ramadan, everything was shut down. I ended up talking some very kind man into letting me use his computer. I was able to find out my group had sent me a driver and was waiting for me. Straight from the airport he took me to the Pyramids, where i met my group!

(a picture of the drive over to Giza)

We rode horses around them, then went off and ate dinner in the desert during a sand storm. Fun Fun! I'll post something new every couple of days. I feel like if i do it all at once, it could be a bit overwhelming.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Up Next... Egypt, Greece, & Israel!

I know it has been quite some time since my last post, but not much has been going on. Just been haning out in California, Utah, and back to rafting in Montana. Now, i am getting ready for another epic adventure! I leave Sept. 16 for Egypt, Greece, & Israel! So excited!!!! I'll be going with a bunch of friends from Utah and can't wait. I'll try and keep a better update on this trip and let you know how it goes!

Monday, April 27, 2009

A Little More Chile

Just a few more pictures to show you all the beauty of Chile. I wish I was this good at taking pictures, but these were taken by my own professional photographer- Todd. Thanks love!

Todd & I on Easter
A traditional Asada
(basically a BBQ... but loads better)
To finish up this post here is one of many stories to come of Chile. Evey day was an adventure. My first day in Chile i arrive at 8 in the morning. Took a taxi from the airport (and yes my cab driver stole $200 dollars from me) to the bus station. After playing charades with many people i got onto a bus to Pucon at 11 am. Around 11 pm that night i pulled into Pucon thinking Todd would be at the station waiting for me.... and he wasn't. Come to find out, Pucon has 3 different bus terminals. Good for Pucon/Bad for me. I didn't really know where to go, so i found a Hostel run by two old Chilean women. These women were incredibly sweet, kinda, and spoke no english. Through song and dance they were able to figure out how to help me. They fed me, gave me the internet, and showered me with hugs and kisses. By 11:30 pm Todd had found me.
All my experiences with the Chileans (except that no good, dirty, foul, man of a taxi driver) was great. What a kind hearted people. Willing to give you the shirt off their backs and all the food they have. I look forward to going back this fall.