Published: February 9th 2012January 27th 2012
Face of Thebes
One of the huge statues guarding the Karnak temple.
Woke up in Aswan to a beautiful warm day, perfect for a slow sail down the Nile to Luxor aka Thebes. The Felucca was quite a bit larger than I had imagined, room enough for 13 passengers on the covered deck and a crew of three below. Since it was a cross wind we had to tack back and forth, not making much headway. Not really a problem since we weren't in a rush. That evening we moored on the shore and made ready to spend the night on the Felucca. Interesting to say the least.
The next morning it was a short sail and a bus ride to Luxor. The Luxor museum was the next stop. Containing the best of the best it had statues that could take your breath away. After that it was a trip to the Karnak temple, hundreds of columns that had to be seen to be believedand the photos will back that up.
The main attraction was the Valley of the Kings. Not much to see from the outside but the tombs were spectacular once you entered. The carvings and frescos covered the walls and ceilings, many of which were over 2100 years
Felucca on the Nile
The boat that we sailed on was deffo "oldschool". Comfy though.
old and were as fresh as the day they were created. Some of the tombs had taken up to 70 years to construct.
Back to Cairo on the night train.
There are more photos below