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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 […]

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Camels; Travel icon of the Desert – A photo essay

This post was requested by a reader in response to a picture which I posted on social media. Some posts are a genuine pleasure to write and fulfilling this ‘obligation’ was easy. Camels are not my favourite animal, but they are certainly way up there, they are just so cool and in many ways seem […]

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Postcard from Sunrise in the Sahara Desert

There are few more evocative destination names than the Sahara Desert, it conjures up so many images and almost defines the romance of travel for many of us. Even those that have never visited a desert have seen films or televsion, endless miles of towering sand dunes as far as the eye can see, sparse […]

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Postcard from the Sand Mountains of Wahiba Sands

It maybe a clichéd and often repeated shot but there is just something special about an image of a pristine sand dune, rising steeply into the sky and rippled by wind action. These are the sand mountains of Wahiba Sands in Oman. Making the effort to get up early to witness sunrise was made worthwhile […]

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Egypt, Bedouin Quad Bike Adventure

An excursion described as the ‘Ultimate Desert Experience’ just has to be given a try hyperbole or not! This one involved the desert around Sharm el Sheik, Egypt and consists of travelling on quad bikes followed by a short camel ride before heading a little further into the desert on the quad bikes. The eventual […]

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Berber Desert Odyssey – Camels and Starlight

In search of just deserts The word desert is an evocative one and conjures up visions of endless sand dunes, a barren landscape interrupted only by lush but rare oasis and scenes from films with men driven mad with thirst searching for water. The desert environment is an unfamiliar one for most of us and […]

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