Our Adventures in Sri Lanka

Safaris to spot leopards and elephants, swimming in the Indian Ocean, sipping tea in the mountains, and several more!

Our Nile Cruise

Starting in Cairo, we sailed to Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan.

Trouble at Sea: Our Red Sea Dive Trip in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

The Red Sea is one of the top diving destinations in the world, but Saudi Arabia is a very restrictive country to get into. That alone would have made the trip memorable...but then things went south and the Saudi Coast Guard and a hospital got involved.

Our Expedition to Jordan

Highlights included tracing the steps of Indiana Jones into Petra, following Lawrence of Arabia into Wadi Rum, and floating in the Dead Sea.

Discovering Turkey

We emersed ourselves in Istanbul, explored the white travertines of Pamukkale, and traced history through Laodikeia, Hierolopolis, and Cleopatra's Baths.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Caves at Lascaux & the Millau Viaduct

We drove down to Lascaux to see the cave paintings. Turns out, the original cave is closed to visitors because the moisture in our lungs and the former use of torches for light cause all sorts of problems related to preserving them. However, there's a replica cave right next door. And it's pretty good at capturing an understated awesomeness that you have to see to understand.


Also, we drove out of our way to cross the Millau viaduct, the highest road bridge deck in Europe at 270 m (890 ft). Yes, kinda geeky, but it's still an incredible engineering feat.

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