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Finding the highest point in the vicinity.
With our pole at the North Pole.
De Havilland Twin Otter, designed in the fifties and much loved and trusted by Arctic flyers.
Heading north and west from Kiev, making for the town of Narodichi.
The wreckage of Chernobyl: reminders and remains.
The wreckage of Chernobyl: Heema, the woman who wouldn’t leave and her nephew.
A green and handsome city with broad boulevards and trees everywhere.
The mighty Dnieper: foolhardly bathers and ‘Brezhnev’s Mother’.
Istanbul - from Süleyman's mosque: Bosporus to the right, the Golden Horn to the left, the new Galata Bridge points skywards.
On my way to Room 411 of the Pera Palas Hotel.
The Grand Bazaar.
Outside the gates of the Beyazit II mosque and the impressive Islamic-arched entrance of Istanbul University.
My turn on the broad inlaid marble massage slab called the Gobek Tasi.
Massage à la Turk.
Up early to catch the sunrise from the top of the the massive 150-foot high towers that flank the entrance to the temple.
Looking out over another Nile sunset on the deck of the Isis.
Enjoying some pre-tourist solitude in the Hypostyle Hall at the Temple of Karnak.
With Tadorus who was present when archaeologist Howard Carter first pushed open the door of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Tadorus, my guide to Luxor among the massive pillars of Karnak Temple, stick resting across his shoulders.
Getting ready to board the Nile Valley Express.
Riding Roof Class.
The view from the open door of our coach.
Abu Hamed - Boats filling up with passengers to cross to the far shore of the Nile.
Mothers and babies at a Nileside stop in the Nubian Desert.