Aswan – On The Edge

Aswan On The Edge The Old CataractSet overlooking the Nile, the islands and cataracts is the magnificent Old Cataract Hotel.  A famous hotel opened in 1899 and precipitated by the arrival of the railway and tourists!  Remarkably, thanks to Thomas Cooke it was really...

Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai Mount Sinai or ‘Moses Mountain’ ​Sinai Peninsula: Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery are 2-3 hours drive from Sharm el Sheik, although we had driven in 6-7 hours from Cairo, the capital of Egypt.  The last few hours navigating the arid,...

What a surprise in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Surprise FollowFollow Howzat! One of my many sporting interests is that great game of cricket.   First played in England it spread throughout the British Empire over the decades.  None former British Empire citizens, are generally mystified by the game, the...

Middle East

Middle East Menu Galleries  Jordan Middle East PostsClimbing Mount Sinai What a surprise in Abu Dhabi. Jordan – the place with “noisy neighbors” The Humble Falafel Aswan – On The Edge Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Jordan JordanJo Egypt Egypt Mount Sinai Aswan Aswan The Middle...

The Humble Falafel

The Humble Falafel The Middle Eastern ClassicThe Humble Falafel!  One of the joys of visiting the Middle East is experimenting with the varied, mostly healthy, food.I have been curious for a while about the Falafel (and how this concoction came to be) and thus, I was...