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Sunset at Sinai

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , , , on June 17, 2010 by indicainq8

In Egypt, under Ptolemy II, a road was built linking Marsa Alam and Edfu and is still in use. Tourists wishing to travel on this route used to do that in convoys until the recent past, and probably still do.

Taxis needs to take prior permission from the relevant authorities before transporting tourists.

I travelled on this road from Marsa Alam to Luxor one warm evening last year.

These are some shots of the sunset viewed from the desert road running along the Sinai.

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Camel Rider at Giza

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , , on June 4, 2010 by indicainq8

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SWF: Marsa Alam

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , , on August 7, 2009 by indicainq8

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Last week, I was in Egypt again in the Red Sea resort town of Marsa Alam. The waters of the Red Sea was blue, and so were the skies. I have some pictures of the blue waters of the Nile and the Red Sea in a brief post here.

These are pictures that were shot while on a road journey from Port Ghalib, Marsa Alam, to the ancient city of Thebes, Luxor. The swaying grass encouraged me to step out of an air-conditioned vehicle to take a few shots from the roadside in spite of the high summer temperatures and bright noon-time light when good photography is not possible.

SWF: Desert Safari

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , , on December 19, 2008 by indicainq8

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I take this opportunity to wish all my readers holiday cheer and joy of the season.

– celine
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com

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SWF: Sunset at Jomtien

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on November 27, 2008 by indicainq8

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Jomtien Beach, Pattaya

I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a good Thanksgiving Day and happy holidays.

– celine
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com

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SWF: Hadrian’s Arch

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on November 21, 2008 by indicainq8

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Jerash, Jordan

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For Sky Watch this Friday, I have two photographs of clear blue sky that I shot in the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan, with interesting foreground.

The city of Jerash located about 50 kms to the northern city of Amman, Jordan is famous for its Greco-Roman ruins.  It is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East.  Jerash was the home of Nicomachus of Gerasa, one of the great mathematicians in human history.

The Emperor Hadrian visited Jerash in AD 129-130. The triumphal arch (or Arch of Hadrian) was built to celebrate his visit.

Happy SWF, and a nice week to all visitors to this blog.

– celine
http://indicaspecies.blogspot.com
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My World Tuesday~5: Karen

Posted in Indica-in-Q8, Uncategorized with tags , , on November 19, 2008 by indicainq8

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Karen, sister of Keith

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