Crazy teen with passion for traveling when she's able to. Really interested in culture and lives how the locals do when she's abroad.
I travel a lot with my mom. I've been to approximately 20 countries and loads of cities. Washington DC., New York, Prague, Gdansk, Budapest, Valencia and Jakarta are my favorite cities.
I created an account to write all my experiences down and actually have people reading it. And since I want to have a job that involves a lot of traveling and writing, maybe editing too, I thought it would be a great idea to just start with a blog.
August 31st 2012
Are there people out there who feel sorry for me? I had to get up at 3 AM to catch a bus that would drive us 3 hours to Abu Simbel. Of course I slept on the bus, I tried to at least. But that was not the worst part; on our way back, our convoy (the bus) got a flat tire. Guess where? In the desert. Yay! *rolling eyes*. But enough about my complaints that just stands in the way of you reading my experiences in and about Abu Simbel. As I said, we had to get up early to get a convoy to Abu Simbel. Of course, there was other convoys going to Abu Simbel at 11 AM, but the sun would be so strong that you could barely stand the heat. It was ... read more
July 25th 2012
Well, well, well. Day Three in Egypt, Cairo only to be specific, and I'm still not bored. Although I've passed Tahrir Square a lot of times and it was my second time on a felucca, Cairo kept surprising me day after day. It's amazing how a city can make such a huge impact and makes you feel home, although that country looks nothing like your own. Today, I've been to Coptic Cairo. It's nothing like Islamic Cairo. Coptic Cairo was small, although, it looked like it was. The funny thing was that there was this little stair case that led you to a world down Cairo, as I like to call it. There were all narrow streets and you can't see anything interesting, untill you walk a little bit further and see churches and some synagogues. ... read more
July 24th 2012
Hello readers! How has your day been? Mine was great, again! I can simply not explain why. Well, allow me to at least try. We went to Gizeh and met up with our Indonesian friend from Cairo in Khan-Khalel, which is a big "souk", simply a market. First, we went to Gizeh and visited the pyramids. Rule number One: Be patient! As the quote above says, be patient. Those so-called guids push you till you agree with their prices and everything they say. We were stalked by a guide who wanted us to pay 60 Egyptian Pound each for a camel ride! The prices are at least 50% higher than the original price. We knew, so we were straight to the point and lowered the prices the same amount of percents. I am a Christian, but ... read more
July 23rd 2012
Salam Aleikum readers, I can simply not explain how amazing I think the city of Cairo is. Immediately when I arrived here, the atmosphere and the people's faces warmly welcomed me. Our host and friend Shady's face was very friendly and himself was too. He picked us up from the airport and brought us to his nice and cosy house. You have to know that we arrived at 3 AM and I really can't sleep in airplanes. So, at his house, I slept for a few hours. That gave me enough energy to go through the day. First, we went to the Egyptian Museum by one of the main transports: the taxi cab. Hm, I have to say... Those Egyptians don't know any fear of death when it comes to traffic!!! Totally terrifying. But anyway, we ... read more
July 22nd 2012
How many teens can say they did this? A beautiful sunny day with some GREAT news. I've worked my ass off at school and I certainly deserve a looong vacation! Yes people, it looks like I'm going to spend my long deserved vacation in -not one, not two, but in- THREE countries. I can't wait to make some beautiful pictures and enjoy the weather. Those three countries are Egypt, Israel and Poland. And just when I thought I got a break from all the studing - Yes! You can say whatever you want, but studing is still one thing we, teens, don't do for fun- , my mom told me that we are going to see some intersting places. I'm most exited for Israel. One, because it's the Holy Land (I AM a Christian). The most ... read more