Luxor

To a geographer the word meander means a bend in the river found in the middle course. Some great civilisations have settled up close to these bends and none more so than the likes of Luxor on the great River Nile which can be viewed from a cruising river ship. Highly knowledgeable Egyptologists  such as Abdul-Wahab Mohamed bring these areas to […]

My five top wonders of the world.

There can be no definitive top five  wonders of the world list …..oh there would be the usual contenders of Grand Canyon, Statue of Liberty e.t.c. but then not everyone would have the opportunity to see them let alone agree with a top five list. It also begs the question top five natural wonders of the […]

Do you have a travel wish list?

  I don’t want to lecture anyone about having a list but was flicking through Lonely Planet Traveller  – One Planet 100 Experiences Guide (in association with British Airways) and it got me thinking about ‘bucket lists’ ‘the travel list’ ‘places I want to go list’ and realise that for many travel is not all about ticking countries or […]

Discovering Egypt with Abdul.

It takes a very special person to captivate, educate and  entertain but we knew that Abdul had all three of those qualities the moment we met him on a cruise down the Nile organised by Discover Egypt on a Sonesta cruise ship We were a small group of three which meant we had Abdul’s undivided attention as he led […]

Aswan – it’s not just about the dam!

    Having Abdul our local guide show us around his home town was a highlight of our Nile cruise with Sonesta.  We kicked off with a small granite climb to see the unfinished obelisk that Ancient Egyptians had patiently started to cut out of a rock face and which they believed to be the largest of its […]