Egypt - Cruising the Nile - Temple of Sobek and Horus the Falcon Headed God - Kom Ombo

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October 17th 2012
Published: November 6th 2012
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Wednesday Afternoon - Cruising On the Nile - Kom Ombo

After Edfu we are back on board and we then set sail further up the Nile for a late afternoon tour at Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the Crocodile God and Horus the Falcon-Headed God. We got several more wonderful hours of sailing the Nile watching the riverbank go by and getting more pictures. As we approached Kom Ombo we could see the temple was right near the waterfront and within walking distance of the ship. Just incredible.

It was late afternoon and was so beautiful and cooler to visit just as we got another gorgeous Nile sunset. The lighting was beautiful and made the whole site mellow and relaxing, no melting tonite. We also visited the Crocodile Mummies museum here. As a reptile fan, I really enjoyed it. Alaa always gives us a tour and information on the sites and then turns us loose for half an hour to take pictures and scout it out on our own.

Lost Sian to vendors for awhile on the way back to the boat but she eventually made it after spending a few dollars. So hard to say no to the kids. We have had such an awesome time on this trip and wish the sailing part on the Nile cruise was a little longer as it is going fast. Tomorrow is Aswan.

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