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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: PYRAMIDS AT GIZA

GIZA PYRAMIDS AND SPHINXI never really believed that I’d get to see the pyramids and the sphinx at Giza!  But, I did and I’ve also been blessed enough to see Stonehenge, Newgrange, Jerusalem, the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Giant’s Causeway, etc…………….  One of the things that amazed me about the pyramids at Giza was how close to the congested city of Cairo they are.  The sky here in this image is blue and cloudless.  If I showed you the picture I took when I turned 180 degrees, all that would be seen is an enormous cityscape capped with smog.  But, still, it’s EGYPT!!!!

 

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: TANZANIA

WHITE SANDS, TANZANIA

Although Tanzania, or more properly the United Republic of Tanzania and Zanzibar, is one of the most poverty stricken countries on Earth, it is an incredibly beautiful place.  This is an example of one of the luxury resorts on the Indian Ocean just outside the slums and shacks of Dar es Salaam.   This area, aptly named White Sands, as well as the so-called Embassy Row are the playgrounds of wealthy, foreign, primarily Caucasian tourists.

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Copyright 2013                   Mary Jane E Clark

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: TANZANIA ROADSIDE MARKET

TANZANIAN ROADSIDE MARKET

Although the city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania has grocery stores similar to those found in many parts of the world, roadside markets like this offer great variety and value………..as well as a visual feast!

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MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: DUBAI, UAE

ABRA, DUBAI, UAE

This is a “little  abra” or water taxi on Dubai Creek (which is actually an estuary of the Red Sea flowing through the center of bustling Dubai).  They ferry passengers between Dubai and Deira on either side of the Creek and can also be hired for a sightseeing tour.  There are also “big abras” offering the same ferry service.  They queue at the jetties the same way automobile taxis do at taxi ranks and are usually loaded with workers going to and fro.

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Copyright 2013                     Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: TANZANIA

TANZANIAN CHILDREN

I don’t think this little one had ever seen a red haired white woman before!  He just kept staring and smiling at me as we were stopped in a traffic jam…………yes, a traffic jam in the countryside of Tanzania.

 

Copyright 2013                     Mary Jane E Clark

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT:GIRAFFES, TANZANIA

I loved seeing the animals in the wild and the giraffes were especially photogenic……they just stand there and smile!  Click on the photo to enlarge.

Copyright 2011  Mary Jane E Clark

 

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: ELEPHANT, TANZANIA

The first time I saw a herd of elephants in the wild I cried.  This gorgeous creature was getting a little too close for our guide’s comfort and she insisted we retreat.  Mkume National Preserve, Tanzania.

copyright 2011   Mary Jane E Clark

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