Tacitus in Gouna

Five days left in El Gouna -- Egypt's version of the Costa Smeralda, minus the white sand -- then I leave. Plenty of time to enjoy the gorgeous weather, swim in the lagoon you see in the pic above, and watch Real Madrid play their two matches this week. There isn't going to be another Sunday … Continue reading Tacitus in Gouna


  Tawila is an Arabic adjective that means tall.  In this form, the gender definition is feminine, as signified by the vowel ending. So let me tell you a few tall yarns, just for the hell of it. Today began badly: no internet service, again. I figured it was time to pay the bill, so … Continue reading Tawila