#TBT Cairo

I spent six days in Cairo one summer in the early noughties, before heading off to Sharm el Sheikh on the Sinai peninsula for a further three days. I travelled with a friend, whose ginger hair, pale skin and freckles were not entirely suited to the climate of north Africa. The furnace like heat from the midday sun was, at that time, the biggest issue for western travellers. Continue reading “#TBT Cairo”

#TBT The Sphinx

My, this is a real throwback for Throw Back Thursday. A whole fourteen years ago, from my first foreign escapade. Egypt was the one country on earth that I ever really wanted to see with my own eyes. My dream holiday is still a trip to Egypt, specifically a cruise down the Nile. Will it ever happen? Time will tell. The thing that struck me most about the Sphinx? The awful reconstruction work on those giant paws. They’ve been made like new. Which is just wrong, wrong, wrong.

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#TBT Metro Coyoacan

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Every Thursday on Instagram it is #throwbackthursday. It’s fun. I’ve added a photo the last couple of Thursdays. It’s just a matter of trawling back through the albums and finding an old snap you like, and sharing it on Instagram. I’ll keep it up. And why not post the original image here? Without being squared off and hit with a bunch of funky filters.

Here’s this weeks entry. Metro Coyoacan, with one of the nicest bits of wall art. It’s a relatively clean and peaceful station too. It isn’t the most dramatic or appealing photo I could have chosen. But I spent a lot of time on the metro, and these sort of photos bring back a lot of memories.