2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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Hello Everyone

Yes, I am back from the land of the Pharaohs – it was wonderful, it was safe, and the Egyptians are courteous and welcoming people. I know I promised to find out what the woman are wearing, but before we get to the clothes let me show you first how pretty the girls are.

This being my second visit to Egypt I notices many more women wearing the higab (head scarf) than before, but apart from that, as you can see on these pictures, they dress just like the girls here – jeans, sneakers, and their tops could have been bought at the GAP.

This changed when looking at older women. Very often they were wearing a gallabiyya (a long loose robe)that covered them totally, but as you can see in the next picture both is accepted and  what a woman chooses to wear is certainly dictated by her religious believe.

The next picture, showing the front of a house from another era I thought was very interesting – the wood lattice-work on these windows is very small, but it allowed the women of the house to look out, without being seen by anybody on the street – aren’t we lucky times have changed?

Putting the higab (head scarf) aside the young women in Egypt love their  jeans and sneakers just as much as we do.

Sending you greetings from the Pyramids.

Until the next time

                                         STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST



Hello Everyone

The joy of making a trip or going on vacation is often dimmed by the thought of packing a suitcase. Don’t let worry over forgetting something or frustration about having left at home what you need, spoil your fun. The secret is to get organized and to plan your travel wardrobe on paper first. Here are the first 4 of 12 tips.

1. – Find out about the temperature and climate where you’re going. This is easy to do through the internet.

2. Write down the number if days you will be away. Break these into activities, such as: sporty events, city shopping or activities, evening entertainment(dinners, parties around the pool, barbecues, etc.).

3. Look at your wardrobe and pull out what you think you will wear for each occasion.

 4. Then decide which of these outfits can be worn for more than one occasion. So if you have pulled out 6 outfits for evening activities, but 3 can be worn twice because you go to different places, or you don’t see the same people, you can eliminate 3 of the 6 you original took out of your wardrobe – making your packing easier and your suitcase lighter.

More tips tomorrow




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