Even though I chose to take a barge-like cruise ship up the Nile River, I still had plenty of time to enjoy felucca rides around Aswan. As with everything in Egypt, the cost had to be negotiated, and it’s best to bring your sense of humor. Aswan, the Dams, and the Temple of Isis at […]
Once I arrived in Luxor and joined the organized tour, I was insulated from most of the shenanigans and tourist shams (though one might argue I paid into the biggest of them all — a prepackaged Nile cruise). I ended up having a great time on the cruise. My room was very nice, there was […]
In 2001, I had plans to visit Egypt however 9/11 disrupted them and I’d had it on the back burner ever since. In December 2008, I flew Egypt Air from Jo’burg to Cairo. It was my first visit to a Middle Eastern country, and I was immediately struck by the dreariness of the Nile River […]
The ancient tombs and temples of Egypt beg the photographer to play with perspectives.
The morning of September 11, 2001, is well ingrained in my memory. Within a few days of the attack, I called Adventure Center and verified my October trip was still scheduled, which meant I had to decide whether or not to head for the Middle East. My parents definitely did not want me to go. […]