Monday, December 02, 2013

Cape Town to Goodwood Day 31: The Mighty Nile

Egypt fascinated Mary Heath - as it has generations of intrepid travelers since the days of Herodotus.
"Luxor once passed, the fertile strip on the banks of the Nile broadened to about 15 miles with the limitless sandy desert stretching beyond in every direction. It was very beautiful and very obvious
  from the air how the Nile is the life of Egypt. Cultivation is so apparent on each side of it, and beyond the fertile strip there is such a vast space of nothingness."

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