Author archives: Quinton Wall

A Turkish Bath
  • A Turkish Bath

  • I've always wanted to try a Turkish bath. Call me crazy, but the idea of paying someone to throw cold water on me,and slap the crap out of me sounds like an experience I want to try. When the opportunity presented itself after a hot and dusty day exploring the [...]
The Story of the Wind
  • The Story of the Wind

  • The day is staggeringly hot. There is not a cloud in the sky and the sun is relentless. I've spent all morning venturing into tombs in the Valley of the Kings. It is an incredible place. The history, the architecture, and the craftsmanship, astounds me. And al [...]
Aswan, a Desert Paradise
  • Aswan, a Desert Paradise

  • I step onto the platform. It’s hot. A breeze blows. Hawkers buzz like flies in the heat haze. I wave them away and walk deeper into the exotic land. Outside the station, voices call to me asking if I need a taxi. First they try English, then Spanish, and a sma [...]
The Testosterone Filled Streets of Cairo
Fun Russian Girl
  • Fun Russian Girl

  • I was always fascinated by the writings of Bryson, Theroux, and the many other fantastic travel writers. It wasn't just the way in which their words so intricately painted a picture of exotic locations. I was always fascinated at how they could recollect the d [...]