August 09, 2012. Here on the other side of the Mediterranean things seem suddenly very easy.
The overnight bus from Mersin to Izmir left on time and with more than generous seats for everyone on board. Even I can understand the
August 02, 2012. Arriving in Alexandria I have returned to the Mediterranean almost 300 days after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. Three days of running around and trying to find passage into Europe have eaten up all but a faint memory of
July 25, 2012. The contrast between Sudan and Egypt couldn't have been more stark: while tourism is virtually unheard of in the former, the later's economy is - at least in the cities along the Nile from Aswan to Luxor to Cairo