Monthly Archives: February 2009

Cruise the Nile of Cleopatra

Aleta Fimbres 10/02/2009

    For centuries, the Nile River has been at the center of life in Egypt. The ancient Egyptian civilization relied on the flooding of the Nile to create fertile land for farming in an otherwise desert landscape. Excavations along the Nile have unearthed vast quantities of archeological remnants from ancient times and a leisurely cruise along the Nile takes you through this ancient populated area that is so steeped in history.

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San Francisco

Aleta Fimbres 05/02/2009

The very name conjures up a thousand images and a thousand contradictions. From the Haight to Nob Hill, the Mission to the Castro, San Francisco is a city that defies categorization. Crunched on a ten square-mile peninsula, this town is home to the most divergent mix of people in America. This is a town where anything goes, a city so hip that mothers with strollers wear black leather and sport nose-rings. A city of contrasts,… San Francisco

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Aleta Fimbres 03/02/2009

On drinking in Paris, by James Hinkle After work and before dinner, it is still a French custom to relax at a sidewalk cafe and have an aperitif or two. Despite years of indoctrination by Americans, the French have not converted to American cocktails. They prefer a drink that does not paralyze the taste, make them suddenly fond of strangers and hostile to their families and induce them to sleep with their clothes on. The… Paris-Venice-Amsterdam

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