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1 September 2014. From the Russian Web: Now, Here's a New Meaning for "B & B"


It’s time to smile awhile… “B & B”… what’s that you say? Why, it means “bayan (Russian button accordion) and balalaika”… two of the main ingredients for a good old-timey old-school veseliya. 27 more words


Holidays and Travel: Egypt 1989 (Part Three)

Back at the Hilton, we had time to reflect on how much we had enjoyed the cruise. It had seemed too short, and yet it had genuinely been relaxing and enjoyable; so perhaps after all it was just enough. 1,034 more words

Nostalgia And Reflections

Four Reasons To Visit Egypt

One of the places we tend to send a lot of travellers is Egypt, and apart from the questions on security, weather, what to wear, the general question that we get is what is there really to see in Egypt Outside of the Pyramid and the Sphinx? 1,039 more words

Middle East

Enigmatic Egypt

May 2009

 “Man fears Time, Time fears the Pyramids”- Ancient Arab proverb

A lifetime dream was about to fulfilled. For once, no airport dramas. In fact, quite the contrary, I was upgraded to Business Class.

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Travel Tales


I’ve been squished into the back seat of a small van for nearly four hours. With knees pressed against the seat in front of me, I’ve watched the Saharan desert tumble into the distance, its straw-colored sand occasionally punctuated by a tiny Egyptian village. 661 more words