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Category: Egypt

June 23, 2007

Splendours of Egypt – The end of our tour!

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This afternoon as we prepared to depart, the scheduled coach transfer sort of didn’t happen.  There was some panic and chaos in the hotel lobby as people were concerned about getting to the airport on time.  In the …

Egyptian carpet – Cairo

Filed under: Splendours of Egypt - 23 Jun 2007

This afternoon we visited a carpet factory and our host, an affable gentleman with a very big grin, showed us around the floor and told of us the improving quality of Egytian carpets and how they were catching up with …

June 21, 2007

Saqqara – Splendours of Egypt

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Saqqara is one of the richest archaeological sites in Egypt and today we visit its Step Pyramid of Djoser.  Saqqara’s monuments span some 3,000 years, with monuments including the earliest ancient funerary structures to Coptic monasteries….

June 20, 2007

Splendours of Egypt – Memphis

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This morning we drove to Mit Rahina village to visit the Temple of Ptah.   Ptah was the Chief Memphite god and patron of craftsmen and artisans.  The Mit Rahina of today is a small unremarkable village, however the Temple …

June 19, 2007

Luxor to Cairo – Nile River Cruise – The End

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Our amazing cruise has come to an end and sadly this morning we disembark and transfer to the airport for our flight back to Cairo.  Luckily, we’re comforted by the fact that for the next couple of nights, we’ll be …

Back at Luxor – Son et Lumiere – Nile River Cruise

Filed under: Nile River Cruise - 19 Jun 2007

This evening we arrived back at Luxor and we had the opportunity to attend a son et lumiere show at Karnak Temple. There were heaps of tourists there of course and everyone gathered outside the Temple gates, not quite …

June 17, 2007

Nile River Cruise – Dining

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Before we left home for this cruise, we had some concerns about the type of meals that may be served, seeing that we do not eat meat at all, and salads and vegetables may be dicey.  Being on …

June 16, 2007

Kom Ombo – Nile River Cruise

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This afternoon we set sail up river for Kom Ombo, about 45 km north of Aswan, to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo.  The boat moored right at the river entrance to the village which makes it so convenient for …

June 15, 2007

A visit to a Nubian village – Nile River Cruise

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Today, we paid a visit to a Nubian village to learn something about Nubian culture.  Nubians are the people of northern Sudan and southern Egypt.  The Nubians are believed to be the first human race on earth, and most …

June 14, 2007

Sailing around Aswan – Nile River Cruise

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This afternoon we sailed around Aswan Botanical Gardens in a felucca.  Our local guide was a botanist and was very keen to tell us all about the fauna and flora that existed around the waters.  He certainly knew …

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