Arriving in Luxor February 8th 2009 Once again, we can hear the morning prayer calls load and clear but we all manage to doze off again. When we wake up, we find we are drifting, but not sailing, down the Nile with the sides of our tent structure still up. It is an odd experience - something like being carried from the car to your bed as a kid and not being quite sure how you got there.
Mahmod cooks a breakfast of French toast ma ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Kom Ombo The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more