Category: Middle East | Egypt

Middle East | Egypt – and since then….

Well blimey have I got a lot to tell you! Where were we….ah yes, the Pyramids. I think they can best be summed up using two descriptions given by other people:

‘The Pyramids seemed to wear out the air, boring …

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Middle East | Egypt – Still Here

So, the observant among you will notice that it’s more than three weeks since my first entry. By rights I should have gone home about ten days ago. I didn’t. Here’s what I’ve been up to.

When last I wrote, …

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Middle East | Egypt – Update

Dahab’s magnetic lethargy still has me firmly in its grasp. Life is drifting along merrily and the more time I spend here the more nice people I meet and the more at home I feel. A few days ago a …

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Middle East | Egypt – Cairo

Wednesday 7th Jan.

So, on the way again. I was looking forward to all that Egypt had to offer – all that remained was to get there. The seven hour delay between my arrival and subsequent departure from Schipol afforded …

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Middle East | Egypt – So this is it……

I’m having some trouble getting to grips with the fact that I’m leaving Egypt tomorrow. I’ve been living in Dahab for nearly three months now, and it feels like home. I can’t walk down the waterfront without bumping into people …

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Middle East | Egypt – More reflections on the moulid

The past days I was in a large town in the delta called Tanta, sleeping on the ground next to a mosque, dressed in my gallabaya and using the mosques bathroom for several days. So there wasn’t exactly email..What an …

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Middle East | Egypt – A Moulid in Tanta or 2 million country people gather to celebrate death of sufi ‘saint’

I spent a amazing day and night in the Delta town of Tanta, where the big moulid is starting and will take place on thursday, people are starting to gather…So, I journeyed by myself, with perhaps $5 worth of egyptian …

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