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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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SWF: Balloons over Thebes

Posted in Indica-in-Q8 with tags , on April 9, 2009 by indicainq8


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I shot these pictures whilst on an early morning hot air balloon ride in Luxor, Egypt.


And these traveling

Globes of thin air, red, green,


The heart like wishes or free

– Sylvia Plath


The thick shimmering white line seen in the photograph below is the great River Nile.


February 2009

Luxor, Egypt

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SWF: Skywatching in Hatta

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 23, 2008 by indicainq8

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Skywatching in Hatta

October 2008

Earlier this month, I went on an excursion to Hatta, 115 kms away from Dubai city. Hatta is a small town in the northern part of Dubai near the borders with Oman. From Hatta, I drove over to the border towns of the Sultanate of Oman.

The above picture was made on the way from Hatta to the Omani borders.

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