Friday, March 23, 2007

Travel: Sands of time

"As we leave the airport, weary with jet lag, Egypt begins to weave its magic. Elaborate mosques and sprawling government buildings compete for space alongside housing block ruins. Laundry, surprisingly bright in colour despite the heavy pollution, billows in the wind. It hangs outside many a run-down apartment window to dry in the warm Cairo breeze. Egypt's beauty lies in its startling contradictions. The bustling cities and the desert lands. It's there on the streets - donkeys trot down the main roads pulling heavy carts weighed down with people and produce."
Accompanied by six rather nice photographs. See the above page for more.

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