Middle East

Barber Shop Photos 19 – Jaresh, Jordan

Barber Shop Photos 19 – Jaresh, Jordan

In 2009 I travelled to Dubai, Egypt and Jordan. I love the landscapes in this part of the world and there is something magical about wandering through the ruins of ancient cities. Jaresh was unexpected for me as I was…

Travelling in search of culture

Travelling in search of culture

When we travel, one of our goals is always to find a slice of whichever country we’re touring that has been saved the ravages of tourism. As contradictory as it may be, we travel to seek the very thing our…

Barber Shop Photos 10 – Petra’s Treasury

Barber Shop Photos 10 – Petra’s Treasury

  I’ve talked about Petra in a previous Photo Blog, but this shot is certainly among my favourites. This vista, which looms out of nowhere as you walk through a tight canyon on the way from the modern town of…

Sinai 2009 – Part 1

Sinai 2009 – Part 1

The enchanting ululations of half a dozen mosques broadcasting call to prayer woke me before 5am and I came to consciousness with the sense of standing on the edge of the city, which comes from 17 hours in the air…

Surprises in the desert – Siwa

Surprises in the desert – Siwa

Egypt taught me a lot about the realities of travelling. I was swindled in the shadow of the great pyramids (http://www.einsteinsbarbershop.com/?p=72), endured the corruption of officials in Luxor (bullied by a guard at Karnak), dropped my bundle in frustration at…

Barber Shop Photos #2 – St. Catherine’s Monastery

Barber Shop Photos #2 – St. Catherine’s Monastery

      This shot from my 2009 trip to Egypt comes from St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai, which lies in the centre of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The mountain is best known as the location where…