Tag Archives: Egypt

Jordan, Wadi Rum, Camels

Carry On, Follow That Camel!

Camels of the Middle East, Africa & Central Asia The unusual title for my blog post is actually the title of one of my favourite films in the long running series of comedic ‘Carry On’ films that became a much loved staple of UK cinema in the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s. This one had our […]

A-Z April Challenge – Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan

I have only visited or stayed in a very small handful of iconic hotels such as the Baron in Aleppo, Hotel Lisboa in Macao, Hotel Nacional in Havana, Raffles in Singapore, La Mamounia in Marrakesh or the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. The Old Cataract is up there with them. I didn’t stay at […]

A-Z April Challenge – Abu Simbel

This year for the challenge I will be blogging about some premier sites & sights that I have experienced on my travels abroad. With ‘A’ I was spoiled for choice – Alhambra & Angkor Wat would have made fine opening subjects, but I plumped for one of the earliest ‘wonders’ that I had viewed. In […]

DONKEY – MY FOURTH TRANSPORTATION THEMED BLOG FOR THE APRIL A-Z CHALLENGE

In 1996 I visited Egypt at Easter. I went with the brilliant people that are Explore as a singleton. The whole trip was brilliant – Cairo, Pyramids, temples, two night small boat trip (sleeping on deck) down the Nile etc. We had two three a.m. starts – one to go to unbelievable Abu Simbel and […]

My Iconic Travel Moments

My number one travel experience is a very personal one, which involves a site that had almost mythical status during my childhood. You see, on June 8th 1957 my parents were married at St George’s Church, Tanglin, Singapore. I was brought up on tales of how they met in the army, got engaged on Christmas […]