Hurghada, Egypt

A day in the life of an American in Hurghada, Egypt. Friday is a holy day for Muslims, so today many things were closed for a few hours and lots of men were wearing their white sheet robes and hats. I could hear something exciting going on a few streets over so I went...

Valley of the Kings

I quickly stuffed my small Nikon camera back into my front pocket when the angry voice reverberated off the stone walls around me. My friend had just gotten busted taking pictures of the walls inside one of the tombs, and now the Bedouin man that “guards”...

Pyramids of Giza

They say that when you are about to die your whole life flashes before your eyes. However, over the last 10 years of adventure, every time I knew for sure that I was finished, I had a different experience. One single important event from the past would pop into my...

Dahab Life

05:00am: Wake up in a daze as they blast the sweet, mornful sounding Muslim prayers from loudspeakers all over the town. 05:15am: Go back to sleep with a smile on my face because they are such a beautiful reminder that I am not somewhere familiar.   11:00am:...

Escape to Dahab

Would Dahab be my new Kanchanaburi? The place I go to escape and learn to love a country? When I arrived into the maddening chaos of Khao San road in Bangkok, back in Jan of this year, I escaped a few days later to the peaceful town of Kanchanaburi on the River Kwai....

Egypt – Day 1

As I walked off the plane in Egypt, I could tell that I was in a strange and wonderful place. Even the air smelled different. As expected, things were flat as flat can be, with gorgeous rocky mountains jutting up at the ends of the landscape. Waves of heat drifted...