I’m not much of a museum person in general, but when I visited Edinburgh I really enjoyed stopping in at the National Museum of Scotland and seeing some of the Lewis Chessmen on display. I’d read about these intricately carved chess figures, found in 1831 on the Island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, and [...]
Of all the archaeological sites I’ve visited in Egypt, one of my absolute favorites is the magnificent temple at Luxor, particularly after the sun has gone down. It’s impressive enough in daylight, but the nighttime illumination adds warmth to the stone, and the shadows bring the intricately carved hieroglyphics into sharper contrast. With the golden [...]
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Crossing Time Zones shares travel-related stories, photos, news, and reviews by Annika Hipple, a freelance writer, photographer, and tour leader based in Seattle, Washington. A dual citizen of the United States and Sweden, Annika is a lifelong traveler with particular interests in adventure travel, ecotourism, and sustainable travel.
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