Exploring the temple at Edfu

The Edfu Temple is the best preserved in Egypt, perhaps in all of antiquity. The pylon here is an impressive 56 metres high, taller than the one at Karnak.

Karnak: the largest ancient religious site in the world

Friday 4 January 2008: We’re up early, 5 am, so we can experience Karnak before the crowds. Situated right outside Luxor, Karnak Temple is the largest ancient religious site in the world. An impressive avenue of ram-headed sphinxes connects it with Luxor Temple. Karnak is a place of records: everything here seems to be the […]

On the road in Egypt

Thursday 3 January 2008: Getting up at 0345 is not particularly child-friendly. Luckily, my daughters are easygoing. They look forward to sailing the Nile and seeing Egypt. A six-hour flight later, we land in Hurghada. Now, I won’t knock Hurghada, because I didn’t see all of it, but apart from beautiful beaches, grand resorts along […]

Where do you want to go in 2008?

An unexpected recommendation is Sylt. All of a sudden, I want to go to this windy German North Sea island. Where do you want to go in 2008?

Autumn in Vienna

Autumn in Vienna, I adore it. Oktoberfest is on – with beer (and wine)! I take my wine glass along as I stroll along elegant Graben street.

Bicycles in Copenhagen

What never ceases to amaze me is the sheer number of bicycles in Copenhagen. This is how you go to school, to work, to the shops…

Thoughts of Zimbabwe

Isixula Marondera artwork Zimbabwe today The Sydney Morning Herald Online, that little glimpse from the other side of the world, continues to feed me with inspiration and reminders – even those that have nothing to do with Oz. Today, my eyes were drawn to an article about Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, who has just […]