5 Awesome Things To Do in Aswan and Abu Simbel

On my seventh trip to Egypt I finally made it all the way down to Aswan and Abu Simbel. This trip had been years in the making as each prior visit I had always gone elsewhere in Egypt saying next time. This time was next time and I couldn’t have had a better experience. There [...]

How to Spend 24 Hours in Cairo

Cairo is one of the worlds oldest and most historically fascinating cities. It possesses some of the worlds most cherished artifacts and the only true standing wonder of the world. Cairo is also a filthy cesspool with the worlds worst traffic and touts that will not leave you alone. Most people go to Cairo to [...]

Why Africa is my Favorite Continent: Part 1 North Africa

Africa is so big that I have decided to do a series of short summaries and photographs on the different regions of Africa over a few weeks. The first in the series is North Africa. Africa. The Dark Continent. Often times, mistaken for a single country, including former Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Africa is [...]

Luxor and its Ancient Treasures

“Royal Thebes, Egyptian treasure house of countless wealth, who boasts her hundred gates, through each of which, with horse and car, two hundred warriors march.” – Homer, The Iliad, Book IX From the days of Amenhotep to the days of Napoleon to modern day people like Thomas Cook, ancient Thebes or the modern day Nile [...]

Arrogance and Corruption in Egypt and Africa

Watching the developments in Cairo and throughout Egypt has been stifling over the past week or two. To me, it brings to light a lot of problems faced on the African continent by the people as a result of the arrogance or absolute disregard for what the public wants by its Governments and leaders. It [...]

Walk Like An Egyptian

“Man fears time…but time fears the Pyramids” A great quote I believe and one that captures the essence and the presence of the Pyramids. Nobody knows when and how they were built, there are theories, some good and some are out there, but it’s one of life’s great mysteries-that’s still a mystery. They’re the definition [...]

The Sinai Peninsula

The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai is a triangle-shaped peninsula in Egypt. Sinai is the part of Egypt that lies in Asia. It lies between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north), Red Sea (to the south), and the Gulf of Aqaba (to the east) forming a land bridge to Southwest Asia. It falls between Egypt, Israel, [...]

New 7 Wonders Profile-Pyramids, Egypt

Man fears Time, yet Time fears the Pyramids – Ancient Arab Proverb The amazing Pyramids of Egypt, among the largest constructions ever built, constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of the mysterious Ancient Egyptian civilization. They are the only surviving member of the original and ancient seven wonders of the world. It [...]

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