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Alexandria the Great

Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | Views [4779] | Comments [2]

Arriving in Alexandria was an initially morose and depressing experience for me.  After all, this was the intellectual center of the Hellenistic world, home to the legendary Cleopatra.  Founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, Alexandria boasted of monuments ... Read more >

Gallery: Alexandria

Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Giza Plateau

Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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True Wonders

Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [1134]

Michael Jackson was cranky.  I know this because when I pulled left, he turned right.  When I snapped the reins, he slowed down, and when I shot a photo of him, he grumbled and moaned.  The camel is an amazing animal though, and one that I'm not sure ... Read more >

Dante's Tenth Circle

Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [1889] | Comments [5]

I'm not sure why, but for some reason, a dinner cruise along the Nile sounded like fun last night.  So I threw down my 120 pounds, put on a nice shirt, and almost immediately regretted my decision.  It seems I was the only one at my hotel who signed ... Read more >

Gallery: Cairo

Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Chaos and Cheops

Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [1086]

As I have heard from numerous travelers heading north from there, Cairo is not for the faint of heart.  The traffic, the dust, the noise and the smog, plus the inumerable touts, make this a mind-blowing (or numbing) metropolis.  I am still amazed that ... Read more >

Gallery: Luxor

Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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My Addiction to Sheesha

Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [1481]

Luxor has been fabulous.  This is, after all, my first exposure to what I consider "true" Egypt.  It is a hot, hazy place chock-full of palm trees and awe-invoking temples.  This was the capital city of Ancient Egypt during the 11th and 18th ... Read more >

Cool Water, Scorched Earth

Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 | Views [2814]

One word describes Dahab: Paradisal.  And to no surprise, my first intention of only two days here has turned into six, as I have been practically hypnotized by its idyllic, tranquil vibe, and have spent many an hour on pillows by the water side, sipping ... Read more >

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Gallery: Dahab & Sinai

Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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