Continuing his trek around the Mediterranean Sea in the footsteps of Alexander the Great in Egypt during 2017.
What Did The Idiot Do When Almost Everyone In Egypt Asked Him To Pose For A Selfie?
Every Egyptian — from an army major, a policeman, a laborer and a student to a barber, a Bedouin, a Berber and a businessmen — seemed ardently enthused about taking selfies with The Idiot during two recent visits to the North African country.
That passion for photos encouraged The Idiot to share his Egyptian selfies with The Oracle of Amun when they met in the Siwa Oasis in the Western Desert following a two-month exploration of the Nile and smooth walk (if you don’t count sandstorms, constant confrontations with the military and security guards, or the conspicuous inconvenience of having an armed police escort) on the Mediterranean Sea from the Suez Canal to Libya.
Here’s what The Idiot showed The Oracle while they discussed Alexander the Great and the past and future of a 20-year odyssey around the Mediterranean Sea:
Next week: The Idiot takes a road trip to southern California and Hollywood where his actor son is playing the lead role in a production of Shakespeare’s Pericles. More predictions and prognostications from The Oracle in Siwa will be revealed in June.
Joel Stratte-McClure, an American journalist/adventurer who lived in France for over three decades, is the author of “The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean” (2008) and “The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean” (2013).
He is currently based in Northern California but travels regularly to the Mediterranean to gather anecdotes and add kilometers for his third book in this series: “The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Walking the Mediterranean in the Footsteps of Alexander the Great” (2018).