"Sorry, we are closed for the revolution." April 25th 2011 From the moment I took the job in Khartoum, I knew I would be making a trip up to Cairo. I had to go, not simply because it would be so close but because I had lived there in what now seems the distant, distant past (my junior year of college) and had not been back since attending a graduate school conference in 1999. More than a decade! So it was a given that at some point in my stay in Sudan ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Lower Egypt » Cairo 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
I blame Thor Heyerdahl for my wanderlust. When I picked up his tale of the Kon-Tiki adventure in third grade, I knew I wanted to explore the world beyond the rural Midwest. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively, even living abroad for extended periods. And I continue to venture forth whenever I can.
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