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Tea in the Sahara

On Saturday, I met my tour group in downtown Cairo.  I am not crazy about organized tours partly because when 15 usually white English speakers get out of a van, it’s hard to blend in. 661 more words


Egypt & Not much time left in Beirut

I am sitting with three layers of clothes next to a small portable heater. Does it get so cold in Beirut you might wonder…? Well, the outside temperature during the day is still around 19 degrees but it gets colder in the night and more importantly due to the lack of any real insulation indoors it’s pretty much as cold as outdoors. 2,268 more words


Walk like an Egyptian?

In the week after the suspected bombing of that Russian airliner, watching Death On The Nile the night before flying to Egypt was perhaps not the best preparation. 612 more words

Freshley Pressed

10 lugares que ver en Egipto

Desde 2011, Egipto atrae a muchos menos turistas. A raíz de los acontecimientos geopolíticos recientes, muchos ahora clasificar a este destino en la categoría de países en riesgo … Y eso es una pena. 1,154 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra(ordinary) at Egypt

These stone stautes are just extraordinary.

I am glad that while I have lost a lot of photos taken in Egypt, these photos have remained. 12 more words


The Miracle of the Sun

Whenever we think about the prodigious monuments of the past like Stonehenge, the pyramids in Egypt and Mexico, The Mohai of Easter Island, for example, we cannot but see them as surrounded by an aura of magic. 798 more words

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