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Our Biggest Disappointment in Egypt 

Some things you hear about so much that they are never going to live up to your expectations.The pyramids at Giza were even better than I could have imagined from photographs or scenes from movies. The Great Sphinx of Giza, on the other hand, we found oddly disappointing.  It […]

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Not So Pedestrian Crossings in Berlin

Who knew that pedestrian crossing lights do not have to be so, well, pedestrian? The pedestrian crossing lights in Berlin are really special. Called Ampel Men, their design are a holdover from East German Berlin.    In 1961, traffic psychologist (now that’s specialised!), Karl Peglau, designed these signals […]

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The Colourful Streets of Cairo

I am back from my little jaunt to Sharm el Sheik in Egypt with the kids. In search of sunshine, we found plenty of it as well as a beautiful country with hospitable people and an amazing culture and history. I’m still sorting through the photos but I’d […]

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