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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 one of the worlds...

Climbing Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai or ‘Moses Mountain’​Climbing Mount Sinai on the 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...

Abu Dhabi

; Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Sure enough, I was able to spend a day in the searing heat at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium watching England try to grind down a resilient Pakistan team (the Test Match lasts for up to 5 days and I only stayed for 1!). I was seated...

Middle East

Middle East PostsEgypt’s Palace Hotels Climbing Mount Sinai Abu Dhabi “Noisy Neighbors” Aswan – On The Edge Galleries  Jordan Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Jordan JordanJo Egypt Egypt Mount Sinai Aswan Aswan The Middle East – Five Extremes The Middle East contains so many...

“Noisy Neighbors”

Arriving in Jordan: Most will at Queen Alia Airport near Amman Coming from/going to Israel you will likely use the Allenby Crossing – be patient! It might take time and Visa options in advance likely needed (you’ll also need meeting) Once I arrived from Egypt,...