John McCabe

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6th February 2009

From the UK, lived and worked in Japan and the US. Currently on a multi-year trip having a look at the rest of the world. First India, Australia, Southeast Asia, China, Russia, South America, and now Africa.

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John McCabe's activity

  1. June 2009
  2. John McCabe rated Luxor

  3. John McCabe rated Egypt

  4. John McCabe rated Khartoum

  5. John McCabe rated Sudan

  6. April 2009
  7. John McCabe wrote a blog post A haboob a day keeps the sandflies away

    I convince myself that the fly infestation is Abri-specific, and head south again the next day, together with Tintin and Helen."

  8. John McCabe wrote a blog post Boredom of Khartoum

    My bus company for the leg to Khartoum has the threatening name of Kabosh, but their service levels give a good first impression when a car is sent to transport me the 300m from the lokonda to their departure point."

  9. John McCabe wrote a blog post Pyramid scheme

    I reach Karima from Dongola on an entirely paved road but then spend half an hour tramping around trying to find a lokonda."

  10. John McCabe wrote a blog post Things in my holes (which I'd rather weren't there)

    While conducting my morning ablutions, I am surprised to see another clearly foreign face. This is a Canadian guy, Wally, recently arrived in Wadi Halfa and hoping to catch the ferry north."

  11. John McCabe wrote a blog post Into the black

    "The ferry from Aswan to Wadi Halfa in Sudan leaves from the terminal at the High Dam, and I see a sign saying "Wlecome" (sic) as we drive along the dam's wall. My final shafting from Egypt turns out to be the hotel suggesting that I should take a taxi her"

  12. John McCabe wrote a blog post Reservoir gods

    It was obvious within minutes of arriving in Aswan that it was quite different to Luxor, with the hassle factor barely noticeable. It was possible to stroll through the souk without people blocking your way and trying to force you into their store."

  13. March 2009
  14. John McCabe wrote a blog post Into the black

    The ferry from Aswan to Wadi Halfa in Sudan leaves from the terminal at the High Dam, and I see a sign saying "Wlecome" (sic) as we drive along the dam's wall. My final shafting from Egypt turns out to be the hotel suggesting that I should take a taxi her"

  15. John McCabe wrote a blog post The dead zone

    The Theban necropolis, to be found on the West Bank of what is now called Luxor, contains several of Egypt's most famous sights."

  16. February 2009
  17. John McCabe wrote a blog post Killing Pablo's reputation

    The '80s and '90s were a tough time for the Medellin tourist board, with the city's murder and kidnapping rates during that period being some of the highest in the world."