Travel asks that we keep an open heart and mind and in many cases become more self reliant but there are always a few essentials that help to make the journey safer and more pleasant. I want to be comprehensive in my approach so the list may be a bit long but you can customize accordingly.
I asked myself that question, and it was hard to determine if there was one specific thing. Some are driven by the urge to discover new frontiers, learn a new language, visit historical sites, or simply lay in the sun. Others take risky journeys in the name of love and romance.
I’ll never forget the days i spent in the Nubian Village in Aswan . We stayed at Khaleed’s bed and breakfast, Ekadoli Nubian Guest House. I think I could have stayed there for an entire year just writing and enjoying their food and traditions.
Ever since I read The Alexandria Quartet, I embarked on a journey that through the years, would bring me closer and closer to Egypt, inspired initially by the fabled ancient city of Alexandria.
As a child, I always dreamed of visiting Greece. There were many reasons, and i was probably to young to put into words many of those reasons, although I think I always understood why. One of the things that drew me to the ancient island nation was the simple desire to witness with my very own eyes, the beauty of the Aegean. I was not disappointed.
After 3 days in Cairo it was time to head down the nile to Luxor. Arriving at the station after endless traffic, we weren’t surprised to see very few tourists. Just as they had told us at the hostel, booking an overnight cabin was easy.
Straining my eyes the entire the descent trying to catch a glimpse of the pyramids at night, I landed in Cairo June 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM. Little did i know I was about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. A journey to my very heart. To be continued..