Friday, February 22, 2008

On the Move

The Hays Travelogue is on the move. Catch up with us here at our new location. I hope you like the new look.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pic of the Week #45 -

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Originally uploaded by tamra hays
Fruit and vegetables are inexpensive and plentiful in Cairo. There are stands on almost every corner, and they are all as colorful as this one. There is very little crime here, and at night the stands are covered but not locked.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Wadi al-Hittan

45 million years ago, Egypt was under the sea. When the sea dried up, some whales were stranded, and their fossized bones are in Whale Valley. We also saw fossilized mangrove swamps, coral reefs, a swordfish, a sea turtle, and billions and billions of nummulites.

As you can see, there wasn't much of a road. The whole photo set is on flickr, Whale Valley.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

39 - Pic of the Week

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Originally uploaded by tamra hays
Sub pay! Yahoo! This school pays us when we sub instead of expecting us to trade out subbing for each other. Lots of teachers are going to the job fairs, so there is lots of sub work now. It's easy, fun work, and I don't miss the prep time because I can usually do the prep work while I'm subbing. I'll spend this for our weekend trip to the Whale Valley south of Fayoum Oasis.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Voice of Egypt

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Originally uploaded by tamra hays
We went to Rhoda Island today to visit the Umm Kulthoum Museum and to see the Nileometer. Umm Kulthoum was a famous Egyptian singer who was so adored that 4 million people attended her funeral.

Speaking of famous Arabic singers, don't forget to watch the Grammy Awards tomorrow night. Good luck, Rahim!