Postcards from Egypt; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Egypt is one of the earliest civilisations, thriving when the ancient Greek civilisation was still in cultural nappies and the Roman empire was just a twinkle in the eye of mythical founder Aeneas. Witnessing a flaming sun make it’s daily journey below a Red Sea horizon or a butterfly-like felucca gliding down the Nile are just two evocative scenes from …

Postcard from Marrakech; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

This might seem to be a surprising choice of image to represent the bustling Moroccan city of Marrakech. Maybe an image of the amazing Djemaa el Fna square, perhaps a colourful fabric or spice stall from the surrounding souks may seem more appropriate. These seem to be the foundations of the North African culture, hives of frenetic activity and tourism, …

The Joy of Souks

Browsing souqs (souks) whether in Morocco, Egypt or in Oman is always a fascinating experience. They are entirely different from western markets, hives of activity where haggling is usually not only encouraged but expected. Often bustling, especially in popular tourist destinations where visiting a souq is one of the one of the highlights of the trip. Alien experiences which allow …

Postcard from an Egyptian sunset

Desert sunsets always seem especially spectacular. Sitting above a Bedouin camp in the Egyptian desert near Sharm el Sheik was proof enough of this for me. Watching from a high point above the camp provided moments of great peace and solitude before the festivities of the evening began. Lingering as long as I dared before joining the rest of the …

Postcard from the Pyramids, Egypt’s Icons of Travel

This is one of my favourite images from Egypt apart from the obvious great Pyramid of Cheops, the character of the camel makes it special. Both are icons of travel and the Pyramids of Giza are the only survivors from the original Seven Wonders of the World. Located on the edge of the Nile and the outskirts of Cairo the …