“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson It is only natural to visit a place as a tourist and think: “I saw London so I saw England.” This is only true if a visitor has seen the whole
Egypt is easy to misunderstand. Even the geography is inverted. The Nile runs south to north, so down is up and up is down. The events of these photographs will take place in the low lands of the north. Seeing a country from the ground is completely different from anything you’ll ever read. The news
Alexandria, Egypt. From the place where Alexander the Great claimed after his pilgrimage to the Black Land. It was about three hours north of Cairo. Along a road dotted with villages and lonely mosques… . . It is the northern edge of civilization in the ancient world. And the southeastern edge of the sea… .
If you’re just now joining me, I’m in Egypt this week. “Egypt!?!? You’re crazy! It’s so unsafe there!” It couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve been all over the world, including six Middle Eastern countries, and I feel more unsafe and threatened in Little Rock or Chicago than Egypt. There’s just no other way
I’m on the road again. Racking up more mileage. No new countries this time, but a return to one I haven’t been to since 2008. I don’t say this enough, but thank you all for following along on some of my journeys. Since I’m keeping up with the photo-a-day thing, you’ll surely have something new
In all honesty, I have no respect for the mile. Left: Giza, Egypt / Right: Memphis, Tenn. I guess some would call it a curse… I consider it a blessing. I have no appreciation for the distance, how much time it takes to cover it, or how far it actually might be. A mile just
** ORIGINAL POST: 6 Feb 2008 ** Throw all your presuppositions out the window… If you’ve never been, there’s no way to describe it… The History Channel and Discovery Channel barely can scratch the surface… Tourist books can’t get close to preparing you for what you’re going to experience… Strap yourself in for this epic