Another snapshot of the class view.
Another shot of the classic view. I was told that many people go there for only a few hours, arriving around 10 AM and leaving sometime after 2 PM . The site opened at 6 AM and closes at 5 PM. It cost about $47 to get in for one day. I don’t know if they have multi-day passes, but I doubt it. I could imagine going to see the site for more than one day, but I think that one day is what most people devote to the site and I think they rarely have regrets that they didn’t go another day. The place really isn’t as large as a person might imagine and the potential visit is 11 hours. I was done and satisfied after about 8 hours.
All of the forts in Rajasthan were built high on a rocky outcropping to insure strategic positioning above the enemy. This gave them wonderful views of the landscape around them. It’s worth going into the fort if for no other reason than to see those beautiful landscapes.
This is a river view from a bridge in Phnom Penh of the river and some of the houses that lined the river. The houses on the river bank were somewhat unsightly. But, across the street (unpaved) there were much nicer dwellings. I passed thru Phnom Penh on my way to Siem Reap and then returned a few days later to stay for a few days before flying to Bangkok.
The Culture Palace in Warsaw has an observation deck on the 30th floor that goes all the way around thye building. One thing I noticed was a lot of smog. Or haze. Or CO2. Or something.
There are times when I get to wake up in some really weird places. One thing I’ve found is that most of the people at pulp mills will allow me to sleep overnight at their plants. Now I’m pretty sure that most people have never been to a pulp mill. For those people I can honestly say that they don’t know what they are missing. I can also honestly say that they probaly wouldn;t need to visit a pulp mill twice. 2008-06-27.
Isla de Margarita is an island off the northeast coast of Venezuela. This island was the first of what I call the arid islands -tropical islands that didn’t get a lot of rainfall. The cactus tended to be the tallest plant on the island.
Grenada was a nice island – not too prosperous, not too poor, not too bare, not too tropical.
This is the view from the rock formation.
This is the view from a hostel where I stayed in Cairo. The hostel (Lialy Hostel 8 Talaat Harb Square) was located in the heart of the downtown Talaat Harb district and was a mere 10 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum and the Nile River. The hostel cost about $5 per night and included a breakfast. What I got was a dorm bed in a dorm room with 5 other people. Don’t get me wrong, they were all nice people and I met several people at the hostel with whom I had some nice conversations over meals. I also ran into some people I had met at other places in Egypt and did some story swapping and reminiscing about our travel adventures.