Aswan-Abu Simbel December 3rd 2015 We arrived to Aswan, the most southernmost largest city in Egypt shortly after midnight. We stayed at the Keylany Hotel ($34) one block in from the Nile River and arranged our trip to Abu Simbel ($15) which departed in a few short hours at 0300.
Abu Simbel is regarded as the most impressive of all the sights in Egypt next to the Pyramids of Giza. There is a daily armed convoy that drives to the ... 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 are a husband and wife who work full time but love to travel as often as our bosses will allow. We prefer minimalist backpacker style travel and rarely stay in the same location for more than a few nights (much to my husbands chagrin). We prefer to go to far away and exotic locations outside of resort towns, preferably with a beach for some diving or mountains nearby for hiking. We enjoy immersing ourselves in what different cultures have to offer, doing it as simply and frugally as possible without sacrificing too much comfort. We equally love to travel around our home state of AZ an... full info