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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


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