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Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, Egypt 1998. One year after the terrorist attack, I decided to visit Egypt. I was young, and the trip was cheap. But the best was that most of the time all archeological places were closely empty. 58 more words



“Not possible,” the soldier said.

I set my bags down at the gate and faced the Egyptian soldier. “Nothing is impossible.”

“Where is your bus?” 2,518 more words

Adventure Travel


Weekend 2

On my second weekend, my cousin Shena and I took an Egypt Air flight to Aswan, the home of the Nubian people in Upper Egypt, to escape the noise and dust of Cairo. 601 more words

Middle East

'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'

Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

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Scale & Observation

In 2013, we visited Egypt, first touring Cairo before cruising down the Nile River to Aswan, making stops and excursions to observe ancient sites. Today’s Photo 101 theme is to “play with scale … use anything and everything to help convey size in your image.”  Three images from that trip are shown in this post, each using humans to suggest the enormity of objects from that earlier time. 193 more words


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