Earlier today I was scanning postcards and vintage photographs to upload to Reminiscene when I came across this message on the back of a typical Egyptian tourist postcard:
“We are now on our way from Luxor to Asswan by little steamer. Having a marvellous time. Coming home via Naples and Rome. We enjoyed our trip immensely on Rawalpindi. The weather here is perfect.
This postcard was sent to Mrs Lindley, 32 Dorset Square, London NW on 22 February 1930 – 81 years ago bar a couple of weeks.
Somehow, I don’t think postcards such as this will be sent from Egypt in a couple of weeks time. Sadly, as I have just been reminded by a tweet from @britishabroad, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to advise against all but essential travel to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Suez. The full travel advice notice can be seen here.