Bucket List Saturday #7 – Giza Pyramids

Where Location: Giza Plateau Address: Al Haram, Giza Governorate, Egypt Facts One of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the Giza complex consists of three large pyramids. The pyramids at Giza were built approximately 2,500 BC by Pharoah Khufu, his son Khafre, and Khafre’s predecessor, Menkaure. The Giza Necropolis consists of the 3 iconic … [Read more…]

Bucket List Saturday – #6 Djemma El Fna

Where Located: Marrakesh, Morocco Facts Djemma El Fna means “assembly of the dead” because Christians and criminals were executed at the city’s square. Located in Marrakesh and known as the ‘heart of the  city’ by locals, the souk sells a variety of tourist trinkets, carpets, spices, metal, wood et al.    The beauty of Djemma El … [Read more…]

Bucket List Saturday – #2 Timbuktu

Where Address: Timbuktu, Mali Elevation: 856′ Population: 54,453 (2009) Watercourse: River Niger Fact Permanent large-scale urban settlement began as early as 200 BC. Timbuktu became part of the Trans Saharan trade by 500 AD. The 15th and 16th centuries were the golden age of the city where religion, arts, math and sciences flourished. Timbuktu is also known … [Read more…]

Bucket List Saturday – #1 Victoria Falls

Where:  Address: Kazungula, Zambia Height: 355′ Elevation: 2,904′ Watercourse: Zambezi Forms the border between Zambia and Zimbambwe. Facts: Forming the greatest curtain of falling water in the world, it stretches 1708m. ‘Discovered’ in 1855 by famous missionary, David Livingstone, who named it after Queen Victoria. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Why: Aptly named … [Read more…]