The Old Cataract Hotel

There are hotels, and then there is the Old Cataract… It was nearing the end of the 18th century and Thomas Cook & Son had a problem. Their problem, oddly enough, was that their Nile steam ship enterprise was doing just a little too well and their guests didn’t want to go home. More and …


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Mena House

“It happened – the first time – at Venice. She was there at Danielli’s. I thought it was just coincidence. Rather embarrassing, but that was all. Then, we found her on board the boat at Brindisi. We – we understood that she was going on to Palestine. We left her, as we thought, on the … Continue reading Mena House