We were quartered on a Nile steamer, moored to the dock, as the hotels were crowded. We had hardly landed on the deck when the flies lit on us in swarms. In all parts of the world I had encountered flies that held the record for abandoned cruelty to man, but they were white-winged angels of peace compared to these tarantulas! They stuck and hung and dug into your flesh with apparent glee. You have whips, whisks, fans and bunches of twigs to chase and defeat them, but it's all no use. You kill a dozen and a hundred take their place. -from "Egypt" Much more than a missive from exotic ports of call, this delightful 1909 travelogue is like taking a long and agreeable sea voyage with a smart, snarky friend. Bayne, who distained "post-card mania" but revels in roundabout stories and clever character sketches, treats us to his wonderful, witty observations of such far-off places as Cadiz, Alhambra, Constantinople, the Dead Sea, Messina, Pompeii, Monte Carlo, and much more. Set sail in a round-the-world cruise without ever leaving home... and journey back in time to a more elegant era when every vacation was an adventure. OF INTEREST TO: armchair travelers, readers of early-20th-century literature American author SAMUEL GAMBLE BAYNE (1844-1924) also wrote On an Irish Jaunting-Car: Through Donegal and Connemara (1902) and Quicksteps Through Scandinavia, With a Retreat from Moscow (1908).
From the lakeside encampment of Stone Age scavengers three-quarters of a million years ago to the problems facing modern-day farmers, A Mediterranean Valley documents the long-term settlement history of the Biferno Valley in central-southern Italy, analysing the symbiotic relationship of its landscape and its inhabitants.
For years, scientists and health experts have observed and confirmed that the citizens of the countries surrounding Mediterranean have much lower occurrences of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Renowned health service provider the Mayo Clinic labels the Mediterranean diet as the top "heart-healthy" diet. Whether you just recently discover the health benefits of Mediterranean diet or simply looking for new and exciting recipes to try out; this comprehensive guide on Mediterranean cooking gives you simple yet delicious recipes packed with whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and heart-healthy fats traditional to Spain, Italy, and Greece. Switching to the Mediterranean diet gives you long-term health benefits, lowers food and sugar cravings, without any feeling of deprivation.
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