• Senegal
    Africa,  Senegal,  The Gambia

    The Gambia, Senegal – European dumping ground

    Today is that day! On January 1st, 2023, after a long break, I finally decided to check out the blog. To my despair, I was greeted with hundreds of notifications and updates. So far, traditionally, at the end of the year, I did a summary, this time it didn’t happen, because to be honest, I was counting down the minutes until the end of 2022 … Three canceled trips to Morocco, Malta and Mauritius made me abandon the idea of ​​traveling to any country which name starts with with the letter M 😉 The lack of travel in connection with the gray reality and a few other overwhelming issues pinned…

  • abu simbel
    Africa,  Egypt

    Abu Simbel – Egypt, buried temples and mirage

    Abu Simbel is one of the greatest tourist attractions of Egypt, right behind the Pyramids of Giza. It’s located on the far southern part of Egypt, just below the Sudan border, actually in the middle of nowhere, or more specifically, in the middle of the Sahara desert, far from any civilization. Reason enough to be here as life here is very different than in the rest of Egypt. Abu Simbel consists of two temples: Ramses’es II and his wife Nefertari’s. The Temple of Ramses is dedicated to the sun gods Amon-Re, Re-Horachte and to Ptah – the god of arts and crafts. The entrance to the temple makes an amazing…

  • Tunisia

    Tunisia – Sand Wars

    Somewhere in Tunisia, at the gates of the Sahara, Matmata is situated. This place hasn’t been known for at least 1000 years. It’s no wonder because there’s nothing special, only a barren, semi-desert  landscape. But then again, this place is visited by hundreds of tourists every Day, who are warmly welcomed by tourists agencies and locals. Matmata owes its popularity to George Lucas, who located here Star Wars hero’s home – Luke Skywalker, in a one of the underground hotels. Lucas derived the inspiration from the ancient Berbers’ settlement who had hid there from Arab invaders in 11th century. If it hadn’t been for the flood which occurred there in…

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