Overseas Travel

Lest We Forget: Remembering Those Who Have Fallen

Sparing a thought for those who lost their lives in the war. Lest We Forget.

Seeing as it’s that time of year, I thought I’d reflect back when I travelled through Egypt, gosh, nearly seven years now; and my dad and I spent some time wandering the very beautiful and very peaceful ANZAC memorial at Al Alamein in North Egypt. Lest We Forget.

It was such a spectacular experience, to sit and reflect on a time of terrible anguish and pain, which is completely unimaginable for most of us in the 21st Century.

The memorial itself sits along the Mediterranean Sea around and hour and a half east of Alexandria, which is the perfect setting to stroll the site and learn all about the history of the ANZAC, with a War Museum not far from the memorial also.

Both my grandfathers & their father’s (my great grandfathers) all fought in the war (the first and the second), with two serving Australia in Egypt.

An amazing feeling to know, I was walking on lands my family had previously walked upon, but in a completely different time.

I wanted to share some of the photos I took whilst visiting the memorial, to both share a thought for all the lives lost, but to also inspire many that from war when peace is found, we also find love & rediscover life. Across many seas and in many nations.


I am a freelance writer and content creator who designs website and manages social media. I also write travel and beauty for www.renaesworld.com.au, and a weekly beauty column for www.bondibeauty.com.au whilst managing my own personal travel and lifestyle blog at www.my-life-journal.com

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