Cairo, Egypt


Exploring the alleyways of the City of the Dead, Cairo, Egypt — March 14, 1998


Cityscape, Cairo, Egypt — March 14, 1998

Photo by Todd Monge / Brian Johnson ©1998

City of the Dead, Cairo, Egypt — March 14, 1998


Looking down, Cairo, Egypt — March 14, 1998


View from Hotel Minerva, Cairo, Egypt — March 14, 1998


Cow on the Roof, Cairo, Egypt — March 12, 1998


Market vendors on alley ways of Islamic Cairo — March 12, 1998


One large construction site, Islamic Cairo — March 12, 1998


Countries visited - Africa 1998 - 1999

Africa route map

Our scehdule

I am not sure how it all got started. It wasn’t a magical spark of lightning that began the cataclysm, nor was it the supreme words of a higher being sending us on our way. Somehow, though, the powers of the universe contrived enabling our journey through the Heart of Africa.

It began quite innocently as an alleged trip to Bulgaria and Romania. This idea was eventually vetoed and placed “on hold” for future girlfriends. Zap—a long awaited spark was kindled—The Middle East: Yemen, in particular. And the visas were applied for, the air tickets purchased; and on a fine March 4th day we were on our way aboard a gleaming Air France 747 en route to Cairo, Egypt, via a five day layover in France.

We never did make it to Yemen, nor the Middle East for that matter; we headed South, instead, into the Heart of Africa, and what follows is the story of events as they unfold.

Egypt Ethiopia Eritrea Botswana Tanzania Madagascar Namibia Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe South Africa Uganda Malawi Mozambique