Tag Archive: Luxor

Ballooning Over Thebes

Photo essay published at Matador Network. It is just after 5 a.m. and our tour group is being herded onto a boat for the second morning in a row. We had made the… Continue reading

Egypt-sick; maybe just travel-sick

They say that the time it takes to get over a relationship is two times the length of the relationship itself. How long, then, to come to terms with the end of travel? … Continue reading

Night Train to Cairo

It is 12 hours into our journey and one of the carriage windows has just shattered. Broken glass falls across two rows of seats like hailstones. Passengers dart to safety and take stock… Continue reading


Luxor beat me. We arrived in time for the Friday prayers, tense with the noise and tiptoeing around the crowds of men kneeling outside on the street – overflow from the mosque next… Continue reading