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Postcards from the past: Desert dunes, Siwa

January, 1998

What a day this is! While my daughter and her friends set off to explore on bikes, I book a jeep tour into the Libyan desert. 552 more words


Postcards from the past: Siwa, Egypt 

Tuesday, January 13th, 1998

We travel to the Siwa oasis, first in a service taxi from Cairo to Alexandria – an hour’s wait till it was full – and then in a rattletrap of a bus along the Mediterranean coast. 681 more words

Postcards From The Past

Egypt's Siwa Oasis casts an enchanting spell

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

I love anything that smashes to bits a crusty, no-longer useful notion. 807 more words

GWL 7th February1917

Such a night.  Snowing like mad and simply bitter.  I am sorry the letter between the 5th & 10th is missing, because in it I think I told you that Miss Meiklejohn was coming on leave and that I had given her your address in case she wanted a cup of tea.   140 more words