Walk Like An Egyptian January 2nd 2011 It's New Year's Eve, 2010.
This time last year I was in Berlin. This year, I am on a coach driving through the Mountain Heights Plateau in Jordan, the mist so thick, we could barely see five metres ahead of us in our minivan. It was slightly scary, knowing that the chances of being involved in a road accident have significantly increased and that any swerve to avoid an accident could result in a ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Lower Egypt » Giza The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
Most of you will have been directed here by me - thanks for coming - if not, thanks for coming anyway.
I am Derek - a Kiwi currently living in London.
In June 2007, I left home to set off on a 4 1/2 month sortie around Europe via the USA, and set up this blog so that friends, family and randoms could keep track of where I have been and the shenanigans I would inevitably get up to.
I ended up putting a lot more effort into it than originally thought, and maybe surprisingly, updating and maintaining it was a lot of fun.
That trip was probably the most fun I'v... full info