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Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Abu Simbel December 20th 2006

The past few days have been spent roaming around Cairo, hanging out with some of the local guys from the Canadian Hostel and dining out. I met a couple of girls who were living in the UK for a while due to studies (one Egyptian the other Jordanian) and they had met a couple of guys from Cairo so we all hung out together until they had to go home. The last few days on my own in Cairo went very fast and next thing I knew I had to check out of the Canadian and head over to the hotel meeting point to join my tour. December 19th Cairo This afternoon I checked in for my tour of the Nile and Sinai. As no activities were planned for tonight I just went out for dinner ... read more
Back to Giza
Back to Giza
Train from Cairo to Aswan

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Abu Simbel November 15th 2006

This was an amazing site early in the morning with the sun coming up... read more
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Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Abu Simbel June 30th 2006

245am is really a time for sleeping I've decided. Unfortunately this was not to be today, but we were headed for Abu Simbel which was about the only place I was willing to get up for at that time of morning. We were up and packed and on the bus by 330am and were given our little breakfast boxes to eat later on the bus. We then made our way to the area where our convoy of buses met to all make our way to Abu Simbel which is a 3 hour bus trip there, and then 3 hours back to Aswan. So, we dozed for a while on the bus until we pulled up at Abu Simbel just after 7am. It had to be about 35 degrees already and we sat down in front of ... read more
Abu Simbel II
Sunset at Kom Ombo

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Abu Simbel March 31st 2006

Geo: 22.7308, 30.8629Our wake-up call this morning was at 3am, I hate early mornings. We weren't allowed to be late, otherwise the convoy leaves without us and we miss out. 10 years ago tourists were shot by terrorists, so the only way to get there is to be in a convoy. Three hours later we arrived. I got quite a bit of sleep on the bus which was good. There are two huge temples here. Ramses II and Nefertitis- his favourite wife of 62. Both temples were built near the dam and in 1967 were moved up the hill to higher ground. One of the heads of Ramses fell off during an earthquake and they have left it on the ground. Nefertitis was built first and is much smaller than Ramses. Both were decorated 4,000 years ... read more
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03 Market stalls

Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Abu Simbel December 19th 2002

The next destination of this Pharaonic tour of Egypt took me to the modern city of Luxor (aka Thebes) - one of the greatest cities of the ancient world. Within this region lay some of the most spectacular temples and tombs ever created - the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Medinut Habu - words that are smothered with history. There are many temples within a couple of hours of Luxor, including those of Edfu, Dendara and Medinut Habu. These soaring stone structures are incredible due to their state of preservation. You can spend endless hours wandering around corridors and courtyards exploring these ancient structures. However, visiting Seti I’s temple at Abydos provided a few more interesting moments. Because this area is considered 'unsafe' by authorities, upon arrival I was met by a railway official who informed ... read more
A pharaoh's legacy - Abu Simbel




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