I will be traveling soon for work to North Africa. We will be conducting presentations and meeting with officials and librarians in Tunisia and Egypt.
I will have the opportunity, hopefully, to see the ruins of Carthage in Tunisia and Ibn Khaldoun‘s haunts in Tunis. I will see the Citadel in Cairo, reinforced by Salah al-Din (Saladin) to protect against the Crusaders. I will be presenting at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which is built near the site of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the largest library of the ancient world developed by Ptolemy I in the 3rd century B.C.
All the while, I will be humbled by what I am being allowed to experience.
That being said, to get there I have the following itinerary:
JFK to Paris to Tunis to Amman to Cairo to Alexandria to Athens to JFK.
I have a map below to illustrate it further. You can click on the post title to go directly to Google Maps. The same is true of the detailed Tunis and Egypt maps in the following two posts.