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 […]

Tales of the Nile river bank.

Gliding down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan gave me a unique opportunity to see life almost standing still in some of the smaller settlements along this great river. Seemingly unperturbed by small convoys of cruise boats, farmers and fishermen go about their day whether it be guiding water buffalo, collecting sugar cane or handling […]

The best Egyptologist in the world!

We were a small group of three which meant we had Abdul’s undivided attention as he led and taught us about hieroglyphics, ancient and modern Egyptian history as well as life along the banks of the Nile. He made sure we arrived at temples early and that we stood in the shade to avoid large […]