About the Book
The book is bilingual (French and English) and is illustrated with over 230 colour photos taken by the author using a high-quality SLR camera on Kodachrome film, which were subsequently scanned at high resolution and digitally optimized using state-of-the-art software. The texts, which occupy roughly half of the book, provide a detailed chronological account of what we saw and did, some historical facts as well as our own impressions of Egypt and its people.
I'm a world traveler who enjoys nature and adventures of all kinds. I have explored much of the known world on business and for pleasure, most extensively in Europe, Africa, North and South America, India and China. From 1995 to the day I retired (June 2008), I managed International Development projects for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), mostly in Latin America and Africa. Before 1995, I worked as a geologist in Canada mostly on projects related to mineral exploration in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec and Saskatchewan. In my spare time, I like to travel, take pictures (photography) and research my family history (genealogy). I've been retired since June 2008, which means that I can now do all the things that I've always wanted to do but never had time before. This includes compiling a large proportion of the thousands of photographs that I’ve taken since 1969, when I bought my first camera, into illustrated story books.