Tuesday, 16 July 2013

AUNTIES IN #CAIRO ... Camel ride in Giza!

I had mentioned some time earlier that from time to time my two blogs would cross paths.  This is one of those times.  The first part of this post can be found at the link below.  This second post picks up the trail.

Follow-up from 'WELLNESS VIBES FROM CAIRO' @ http://spatrail.blogspot.com/2013/05/wellness-vibes-from-cairo-made-my-day.html  

 At the street-market

I've never been to Egypt ...(not yet!), but the elder aunties have been and sent me a few photos of their adventure in Cairo.
In the sister blog 'WRITING INTO WELLNESS ...', (3rd My, 2013) we saw them all smiling, taking a break at a street market cafe.  I promised then that I would share a few more photos with you, to emphasize the point that we're never too old to travel the world.  In fact, one auntie in particular, tried something many of us would not dare do.

While this was no jaunt across the desert, it looked liked Auntie J. was definitely willing to give this camel ride a try.  Safely, slowly; with helping hands, friendly encouragement and good balancing skills, she made it!  Not bad for the 'seventy-somethings' at all!     

Now the idea of riding a camel seems much closer to home and certainly less daunting.  While there's no telling when I'll be getting to Egypt or Giza, there may be others who might be there much sooner. It looks as if a camel ride should definitely be on the list of things to do in Giza.    

Giza is the third largest city in Egypt, on the west bank of the River Nile.  It is also one of the four cities within the Greater Province of Cairo and home to attractions such as the Giza Plateau, the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx.  From Trinidad to Giza ... what a leap!  

Most times we hear of the big, unsettling, news-making events that happen in troubled places, but there are also small and inspiring stories unfolding in these very places, that can be shared with family, friends and strangers. They can indeed transport us.  Keep on traveling girls!

As big as it seems, it's really a small, small world ... 
Let's get moving Trail-spotters!

A camel ride in Giza
Checking it out ...
Steady ... like a natural!
... and we're up!  HAH!
Auntie J. is a real trooper!

Check out those pyramids in the background!
The camel looks cool too!


Monday, 8 July 2013


The word is that the 'Hardcore Caribbean Obstacle Challenge ...' on Sat. 6th July, was a splashing success with tons of mud, fun and characters at Pier1, Chaguaramas, Trinidad.
Hardcore warriors are already lining up for next year.  Venue?  Who knows?

Photo: The only valid excuse to take a break at Hardcore.

Photo: Hardcore fun in the sun 
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