Luxor to Aswan - The 'Real' Nile December 7th 2009 Sorry. No photos this time. I just can't read sufficient Arabic to work out how to convince this computer to upload the upload program
We are on the real Nile now. Away from Cairo where the river is spectacular but seems to serve as a rubbish disposal mechanism we get see the Nile as the powerful and important river that its size and length justifies. We hadn't seen a great deal of it until Luxo ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Aswan 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
We try to post about once a week when we travel, talking about where we have been, impressions we have gained and some photos. Our aim is to keep a record of our travels that will sustain us as the memories fade. We also want to keep those at home, and others who may be interested, informed - just in case we forget the best stories by the time we catch up again.
We are a couple of old-ish Australians keen to see and experience what we can before the backs, knees and hips give out completely. There have been extended periods of travel in the past with a major trip of 3 years on the road end... full info