Leo, you have been to so many impressing places! Wonderful photo of Tut-anch-Anum's burial mask!
You are too kind!
I was blessed to have the opportunity to serve my country in the US Air Force for 26 years.
One of the added blessings was to be able to travel to many countries and meet many wonderful people. Politics aside, I found that wherever you go, no matter what the differences, people are people.
It never occurred to me that in that 26 years, we traveled to 26 countries or one new country for each year. There are still so many on my list, both new places and return visits.
Until then, I will continue my travels through your pictures and those of my other Panoramio friends (if I may call you a friend).
Warmest regards, Leo
Dear Leo, thank you for your beautiful words!
You've written once that you have been visiting the swiss capital Bern a long time ago, while you stayed in Germany, I believe.
It's true, to visit all the places one would like to see, it would take decades - and you are so right, everywhere people have basically similar emotions.
I feel very honoured if you call me your friend. Thank you! :)
Warm regards, May
My dear friend, May.
We toured Switzerland several times on guided tours with a busload of other Americans, but never on our own. So, we saw what other tourists see.
I would love to see Switzerland like we did Egypt. There we had me, my wife and son, another American couple, an Egyptian couple we met in Germany and a tour guide. We were able to go places and see things that tourists normally don't see. Our Egyptian friends arranged the tour and we were able to see and do a lot in seven days.
Of all the places we have been, Switzerland is probably the most beautiful. I can't imagine the joy of waking up there every day. I really hope we can go back there someday.
Warmest regards, Leo
That's a wonderful way to get to know a country! It's how I like to travel too. Mostly on my own without any obligation and never in packages. Thus I often meet interesting people and surprising situations. I get into contact with people living in those countries and discover many places, tourists usually don't see. If you and your wife ever come to Switzerland, tell me, I will gladly show you some places.
Thank you, May. We would be honored to see your Switzerland. Meryl's brother lives in Zurich and we'd love to visit him before he returns to the US.
That is how we saw Budapest. We were in Vienna with a friend and decided to take a side trip to Budapest. So it was just these two Americans on their own, not knowing the language and having a wonderful time. I actually got directions from a young Hungarian man in French, the only language we had in common. It was pretty funny.
Best wishes, Leo
I did see the Tutankhamen Exhibit in San Francisco when it was touring in the early 80s, Leo, and lucky to do that! I've had a lifelong love of Egyptology. Perfect photo, my friend :O)
The King Tut exhibit has always been tops on my list of things to see. I've always been intrigued by this burial mask. It was in New Orleans for the World's Fair in 1984. We went to the fair but did not get to see the exhibit. We were lucky enough to see it in the Cairo Museum a few years later.
Like you, I am fascinated by everything Egypt. We were friends with an Egyptian couple in Germany who took the three of us and another couple on a week-long tour of Egypt from Cairo to Abu Simbel to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings to Hurghada on the Red Sea. It was the most amazing of all the trips we took while we lived in Germany.
Best wishes, Leo
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Photo taken in Ismailia, Qasr an Nile, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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