In a country which is already fitness conscious (Virgin Active began in South Africa), Durban stands out with its special blend of sports and wildlife.
I went digging through my old photographs from Tunisia and, well, it’s still as hauntingly beautiful.
As you travel towards the upper reaches of the Egyptian Nile, nearing to Aswan, you begin to see feluccas floating down stream.
Philae Temple, accessible by boat only, was the last temple on my Nile journey and perhaps the most modernised for tourists.
One of the distinguishing features about the Nile is that it flows from the south to the north. The other is that it has an indeterminable source.
Commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut, the Unfinished Obelisk would have been the biggest obelisk in the world – if it had been completed.
At Kom Ombo, situated impressively near the river, is the Ptolemic Temple of Kom Ombo and the Crocodile Museum.
It is said that the temple was built as a sign of good will towards the Egyptians as it was built in the Ancient Egyptian style.
With no sign of the mortuary temple now and no buildings nearby, they look rather like a pair of ancient rulers sitting, and watching, silently over their kingdom.
For the Pharoahs of Ancient Egypt, looting of their tombs by grave robbers was a big problem.