Hibiscus tea & Egyptian Thieves

After exploring the secret tombs of King Tut and Ramses IX, it was as if we woke from an ancient slumber. The sun was setting across the Nile as we made our way through skinny alleyways and white stoned streets of the ancient city of Thebes.We were in search of treasures to bring home to our mothers (no really, my mom wanted saffron). We were drawn to mounds of spices reflecting the color of the r…

Dreamy Darjeeling

It was late afternoon and the mist was slowly erasing the landscape around us. We finished up our tea on the side of the road and began our ascent up this tiny mountain road, a detour from a ‘normal’ road that was blocked from heavy monsoon rains. Our drivers made nearly impassable roads seem like childs’ play, passing vehicles hiding in the mist and nepali homes impossibly resting on cliffs.…