Monday, May 16, 2016

Chadd Goes to Egypt and Greece with the Tucker Family!

The Tucker kids (Stella in 3rd, Michael in 1st, and Lilly 4 years old) and Chadd visited Egypt and Greece for 2 weeks in May!  During this time, they visited 4 cities: Luxor, Cairo, Athens and Santorini.  In Luxor, they visited the grand Luxor and Karnak Temples, King Tut's tomb, rode a caleche through town (horse and buggy) and took a boat cruise down the Nile.  Their favorite activity was taking a hot air balloon ride over Valley of the Kings, which was both scary and thrilling.  When they landed, they ended up in a farmer's field where the kids tried sugar cane for the first time.  

While in Cairo, they visited the Pyramids of Giza and even went inside the Great Pyramid (the last ancient wonder of the world).  They rode a camel, visited the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, walked the Mohammed Ali mosque, saw many mummified kings and animals and all of the treasures from King Tut's tomb.

 

In Athens, they toured the Acropolis/Parthenon and enjoyed the street markets.  Finally, in Santorini, they hiked to the top of a volcano and swam in the hot springs in the Aegean Sea.  The kids all agreed that Greece has some of the best food they have ever experienced.

Interesting foods they tried included camel and koshary (Egypt's national dish) in Egypt and octopus and squid in Greece.  Of course, they tried the local McDonalds where they had a McArabia in Egypt and a McGreek in Greece.  They thought that was very cool :) 

It was a fun and exciting adventure for all!  THANK YOU TUCKER FAMILY!