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I HAILED A HORSE CARRIAGE TO GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME.

Sightseeing by traditional  horse carriage is a pleasant way  to explore the old city of  Luxor in Upper Egypt. For less than five dollars you can clip-clop along the corniche where tall masted feluccas are moored on the Nile between the famous temple sites. … Continue reading

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YEMEN & THE WAR THE WORLD IGNORES

The terrible war over who rules Yemen drags on to its third year. Yemen was always one of those off-the-beaten-track places, totally untouched by tourism. When I first visited the country in the early eighties, there was no national newspaper, … Continue reading

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ARE YOU A TRAVELER OR A TOURIST?

Not long ago at a Sydney Writer’s Festival, I attended a discussion with Michelle de Kretser whose book Questions of Travel explores the travel phenomenon in a world where today millions of people are criss-crossing the planet like ants.  Asked by the … Continue reading

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