True Tales of a Traveller: Goodbye Sinai

| January 18, 2019

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True Tales of a Traveller is a series of short stories consisting of several dozen traveller’s tales covering over three decades. Although presented in a short story format for reading convenience, these stories are not fiction. Apart from some of the characters’ names which have been changed to protect their identities, everything in these stories is true.

These stories do not all fit neatly into the ‘travel story’ genre, although some will indeed meet most readers’ expectations in this regard. Others are simply adventures – or misadventures – that happen to have taken place in various different countries.

I began developing an interest in travel in my late teens. For most young people, long-term travel isn’t possible without working to pay one’s way, and so ‘working holidays’ are an option taken by many (even more nowadays than in the 1980s) who hope to get a better understanding of a place and its people than a short holiday could provide them with. And this was how I began travelling, and how I came to the Point of No Return (the point at which it was no longer possible to return to the life I had once led).

The first of this series of stories is called Goodbye Sinai, which is set in 1982, at the time of Israel’s return of the Sinai peninsula to Egypt.

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