Fullerton: Dickey’s Barbecue 

Yesterday was the final Presidential Candidate debate, and Soup Plantation sent out coupons for a 2 for 1 deal.  I’m not a huge fan of Soup Plantation, but being that it was 90 degrees, a salad sounded ideal.  I guess the citizens of Fullerton thought it was a […]

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop is a casual seafood place, located off Pier Avenue and PCH, right at the outskirts of the Vons shopping plaza. It looked like it was once a fast food burger joint, and the drive thru was converted into a patio dining area. They have […]

Fullerton: Giovanni’s

This pizza place has been here as long as I could remember. There used to be another Giovanni’s off Harbor by Best Buy, but I was told they’re not the same owners. This one is located off Euclid and Williamson, tucked away in a tiny strip mall, if […]

2016-17 NHL Season begins today

The Ducks open their 2016-17 regular season with a five-game road trip that begins in Dallas on Thursday. Following their contest against the Stars, Anaheim will travel to Pittsburgh (Oct. 15) for the first half of a back-to-back that continues the next night in Brooklyn – the home […]

Heading back to Los Angeles

Our flight back to Los Angeles was at 8:30, and we had to connect from Cairo to Istanbul. The tour company picked us up at 6:15 am, and it took less than 10 minutes to get to the International Terminal.  Our Cairo coordinator, Abdul was there to greet […]

Kushari at Abu Terek in Cairo

Our trip is coming to a close.  We flew out of Luxor and headed back to Cairo. We were scheduled to stay one night in Cairo, but our flight back to LA was early, and we remembered how bad Cairo traffic was from the museum. My dad asked if […]

Luxor: El Hussein Restaurant

We had a day to ourselves in Luxor, so we had our ship’s coordinator to arrange for a car to take us to a local restaurant.  Our guide Saber suggested El Hussein Restaurant, located in a non touristy area of Luxor. We arrived at 12:00 and was surprised […]

Sailing on an Egyptian felluca

While some of our tour members headed to the airport, the rest of us boarded an Egyptian felluca, which is an old fashioned sailboat.  There was no wind on the river, so a tug boat had to pull us, as we “cruised” around. The felluca was pulled back […]

Egypt day 7: Abu Simbel, Aswan

The Abu Simbel temples are located in southern Egypt, near the border of Sudan.  In order to get here, we had to leave the ship at 3:30 am and take a covoy with other tour groups to this destination.  We were chaperoned with armed police to make sure […]

Sailing to Edfu, then Kom Ombo Temple

After Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple, we returned back to the ship for lunch, then our ship set sail to Edfu. While sailing the Nile, the sunset call of prayer echoed throughout the river. We sailed through the night, passing through the Esna Lock, to get […]

Temple of Hatshepsut

Queen Hatshepsut was the 5th pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt.  The Temple of Hatshepsut (also known as Djeser-Djeseru) is a shrine dedicated to Pharaoh Hatshepsut. The temple is located on the opposite side of the Valley of the Kings. The temple is located in the rear […]

Making things with Alabaster

After Valley of the Kings, tour guide Saber wanted to know if we wanted to shop or go to another Temple.  We spent 2 hours at the Valley of the Kings under the hot sun, and little or no shade.  The inside of the tombs were hot and […]

Egypt day 5: Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings is where the tombs of the Pharaohs of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. The tombs date back from 1539-1075 BC, housing pharaohs like Seti I, Ramses II, Tutakhamun and even elites such as queens and high priests. Photos are not permitted inside the tombs, so […]