Between the Paws of the Sphinx: A Solar Eclipse Story

The email invitation to go to Egypt for the solar eclipse in August 1999 hit me in the belly like a lightning bolt. It was one of those rare times in my life when I just knew I had to drop everything and, come hell or high water, follow that thread that pulled me forward from the future. I had to trust that I would be supported to go there.

How to Dress for Egypt Travel? ~ A Woman’s Guide to Visiting Egypt Now ~

I've been to Egypt twice. Both times I traveled with groups with a seasoned Egypt tour leader and we never experienced any problems with harassment. I dressed conservatively and enjoyed buying and wearing galabeyas, the long flowing tunic style garment commonly worn by men and women in Egypt. The following is a great article by … Continue reading How to Dress for Egypt Travel? ~ A Woman’s Guide to Visiting Egypt Now ~

Three Temples Along the Nile

Aswan. We left our hotel at 4 a.m. to make our way by bus and boat to the Temple of Philae. The full moon was haloed by a thin cloud cover and a hush came over our group as the boat approached the island. This magnificent temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis has held an … Continue reading Three Temples Along the Nile

Egypt’s Day of Rage

Having been fortunate to have traveled to Egypt twice in recent years, I have been riveted by the events unfolding there since Tuesday January 25, 2011. Today's "Day of Rage' has shown that the Egyptian people are no longer afraid. They are protesting a brutal regime and decades of corruption. I support their efforts to … Continue reading Egypt’s Day of Rage

Sacred Egypt: Magic and Mystery on the Lunar Eclipse

With this powerful Lunar Eclipse/Winter Solstice just hours away, I am remembering another very powerful Lunar Eclipse I experienced a few years ago. Here is the story: A Man by the River We arrived in Egypt on a Lunar Eclipse at the beginning of Ramadan. Touted by the astrologers as the biggest astrological event of … Continue reading Sacred Egypt: Magic and Mystery on the Lunar Eclipse