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How time stretches when you travel

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | Views [1076]

Time. It does the strangest things when you travel. Three weeks goes past in the blink of an eye when occupied with home, kids, school or work, but the same time travelling, filled with new experiences and rich memories not only seems to stretch ... Read more >

Tags: reading, travel, travel literature, travel photography

Travel tips for travelling with a family

Sunday, 10 Jan 2010 | Views [1824] | Comments [2]

    Everyone travels differently but this is a list of a few special extras we pack as a family, apart from all the standard stuff you need. Our boys are now Riu aged 7 and kai aged 5. No need for strollers: this is the ... Read more >

Tags: egypt, tips, travel with a family, travel with children

Photos: Down the Nile

Saturday, 9 Jan 2010 | Photo Gallery

Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Aswan & Abu Simbel. www.flickr.com/photos/simonmonk/
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Tags: aswan, egypt, luxor, nile

What are you going to do with your life's great fortune?

Friday, 1 Jan 2010 | Views [2340]

  January 1st 2010 finds us staying with a Nubian called Mustafa who definitely has the house with the best view in the whole of Aswan. Perched on the roof as the sun sets over the Nile and the desert beyond, you can pretend that you are miles ... Read more >

Tags: aswan, flat, india, new year, nubian

Valley of the Kings

Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | Views [2066] | Comments [1]

"Well that was a nice easy day. We didn't do much". "No" replied Yuki "Just six tombs in the valley of the Kings and Tutenkamun's tomb" We looked at each other and laughed aloud. Travelling in Egypt can we a bit ... Read more >

Tags: archaelogy, pharoh, tombs, valley of the kings

Photos: Cairo & the Pyramids

Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Flight delayed ... flight delayed ... flight departed. Huh?

Sunday, 27 Dec 2009 | Views [2405]

Well that was exciting!     Waiting in Cairo airport for our flight to Luxor, we weren't particularly surprised or alarmed when 'flight delayed' appeared on the departures board. The flight was supposed to be 40 minutes late. So with 10 minutes ... Read more >

Tags: flights, mishap, travel with children

Impressions of contemporary Cairo

Friday, 25 Dec 2009 | Views [1850]

Anyone thinks Cairo is a dirty and polluted third world city then they obviously haven't been to a dirty and polluted third world city. While the traffic crawls along, the traffic lights are ignored and the driving is pretty haphazard, at least your ... Read more >

Tags: cairo, clothes, tutankhamun

My name is Ali (yeah, sure it is)

Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | Views [1741]

"I don't want to go to the Pyramids" said Kai after breakfast, acutely unaware of the oldest man-made structure on earth just down the road.  Everything about the Pyramids is simply awe inspiring: their size, their age, their accuracy.... Read more >

Tags: cairo, pyramids, touts

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