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The Hanging Church in Cairo

The Hanging Church at Cairo

The Hanging Church at Cairo, also known as Saint Virgin Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church, is one of the oldest churches found in Cairo.  Located in Old Cairo, this Basilican-styled church was built atop a gatehouse of the Babylon Fortress.  It has been named the Hanging Church because its nave is suspended over a passageway.  The…
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The Burning Bush

St.Catherine Monastery, The Burning Bush & Mt.Sinai

Would you ever imagine that the Burning Bush of Moses’ time would still be around today?  If you visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, formally known as the Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai, you will see what is believed to be the Burning Bush.  When I visited St. Catherine’s Monastery at the base of Mt.…
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Churches and Monastries in Egypt

St. Bishoy Monastery

As we Americans stop to celebrate the Easter holiday, Coptic Christians in Egypt will wait to celebrate Easter until Sunday, April 28, 2019.  Sunday April 21, 2019 began their Holy Week.  During the Lenten season, Copts take part in “The Great Fast”, in which they fast from all animal products including milk, butter and cheese. …
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Traveling Abroad

How To Prepare For A Trip Abroad From USA

In less than two weeks, I’m leaving with a group for a wonderful Egyptian adventure.  Though I’ve been to Egypt many times, my mind has been occupied for the last month with how do you prepare for a trip abroad.  I’m a frequent traveler. Preparing for a trip should be second nature for me. However,…
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Gulf Shore-Alabama


I had the wonderful pleasure of traveling with a child, and this time I took my niece on a trip.  We ended up going to Gulf Shores, Alabama and had an amazing time.  She’s now 10 and hadn’t flown in a plane since she was three.  Needless to say, she was a bit nervous prior…
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St. Simon Monastery at Cairo

St.Simon Monastery at Cairo

Heading to church in a cave is most likely a unique experience.  However, over 20,000 Christians gather weekly to worship at Cairo’s Cave Church.  The cave is also known as the Monastery of Saint Simon, and it is located in the Mokattam Mountain.  Before we add any details, let’s first talk about St. Simon and…
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Giza Pyramids, Egypt, Egypt Enchants, 8 Days in Egypt


When people think of Egypt, they usually think about pyramids.  And, when they think about pyramids, they usually think about the Great Pyramids of Giza.  However, these pyramids were not the first to be constructed. To find that pyramid, we have to go back even further to the time of the vizier Imhotep and his…
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Deir El-Medina, Luxor

Deir El-Medina, Luxor

The structures built in Egypt are true wonders of human ingenuity.  Their thoughtful construction and attention to detail not only provide awe-inspired views but they also increase the questions we generate when admiring them.  How were all these things built? How long did it take? And, more importantly, who were the ones who designed and…
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Serapeum Of Saqqara


Are you looking for an unsolved mystery?  Do you want to put your detective skills to the test?  If so, you might be needed at the Serapeum of Saqqara. Imagine for a moment that there are writings that tell of the Serapeum, but somehow they have mysteriously disappeared.  Also, imagine there was a mummy that…
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