Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Remembrances: In a Sense, Abroad*

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...and I think that I took this next one in Egypt. It’s hard to remember after all this time. I call it, Horses, Sand, and Colored People:




I seem to recall that our little native guide (spoke terrible English; never heard of Right Guard) tried very hard to make a big deal out of those raggedy-ass stone structures in the background there. Sheesh! This photo was taken over thirty years ago. That stuff is probably looking really shabby by now!

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*cf., this classic
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, at least you got to take the "Peace Train." My tour of the "Middle East" involved grenades and jumping out of helicopters.

It may be one of the "Seven Wonders," but I think I'll pass on the pyramids and settle for one of the seven ingredients of a mixed drink in the Virgin Islands, next time I leave the states!

---MS

Rodak said...

grenades and jumping out of helicopters

I hate it when that happens.

Anonymous said...

I still think of the whole thing as "The Extreme Sport Vacation From Hell" (LOL)

Actually, I would rather see the South American pyramids, but I got this thing about tropical critters. I'll take scorpions and rattlesnakes over pihrannas, pythons, and gators any day of the week ...

Sadly, I actually traveled to the historical Biblical lands, only to see George Bush blow them up. And you wonder why I'm so anti-religious. I have no faith in God chiefly because I have lost all faith in man ...

---MS

Rodak said...

There is a school of thought that says one should have faith in God precisely because one can have no faith in man...

Anonymous said...

How much is tuition at that school?!

--MS

Anonymous said...

An article on "Eden." Unlike Bush and Cheney, I've actually been to "The Garden," not that I saw any apples.
http://www.antiwar.com/ips/pejman.php?articleid=3674

Puts Don Henley's song in perspective
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZd0orlEo2Y

---MS

Rodak said...

You further quell my already greatly weakened appetite for travel, MS.

Anonymous said...

Just steer clear of places with oil, and you'll be okay. Unless fish oil counts, then Norway will be in trouble ...

--MS

Rodak said...

There was oil all over the beach at Tel Aviv when I was there. You had to wear shoes, or get black gunk all over your feet; gunk which mere soap would not adequately remove.