Sahara

The Colonel’s Caravan – Travelling in Egypt’s Western Desert

The Colonel’s Caravan – Travelling in Egypt’s Western Desert

“Hit the gas hard and stay on my tracks,” our driver orders into the radio before stepping on the accelerator and catapulting us up a long and narrow wadi of red sand rising between two rocky plateaus. Tension grips the passengers as the vehicle fishtails wildly and as our driver assumes the air and intensity […]

By Way of the Kingdom of Kush

By Way of the Kingdom of Kush

Many years ago, I came across an old image in a book. It was a 19th-century, black-and-white photograph of what appeared to be a cluster of Egyptian-style pyramids located somewhere in Sudan. The haunting photo showed a group of relatively small but steep pyramids jutting defiantly out of a sandy plateau. Photographed by an American […]