Cairo Dec 2018

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is one of those buzzing and chaotic cities that you love and hate at the same time.  The noise, pollution, and traffic are a drag but then the history, and beautifully dilapidated structures continuously draw you in.  It is the largest city in the Middle East and the Arab world … Continue reading Cairo Dec 2018

Byblos July 2018

About an hour north of Beirut is Byblos.  Byblos is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, believed to have been first occupied between 8,800 and 7,000 BC.  It was built as the first city in Phoenicia by Cronus.  In the middle of the 3rd century BC, Byblos was already an important … Continue reading Byblos July 2018