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Avenue of Sphinx

Luxor Temple
My Vacation in Ruins

February 24th 2016
Now, please don’t get worried it is just a title; nothing has been ruined on this trip (yet). Luxor is full of ruins, temples, monuments, tombs and more ruined stuff than one can imagine. It is an amazing place and we did more than I think any of us expected to do. After a wonderful night’s sleep in a bed with sheets, in a building with plumbing no less, we had a leisurely breakfast and coffee ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor

Egyptian Flag 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
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1st March 2016

Lucky in Luxor
Sounds like the crowds are down, some hotels closed but that sounds like lucky you to me. To score a pic on a fine day like this with no one around has gotta be grand. Now the balloon flight over the Valley of the Kings...is it definitely a must way to go?
1st March 2016

Wandering Alone on the Avenue of Shpinx
We were very lucky in Luxor. Being taller than most I am usually able to shot pictures above crowds, but you are right. There would be no way to take this shot with crowds of people. Have you and Denise been to Egypt?
1st March 2016

Wandering Alone on the Avenue of Sphinx
We were in Ethiopia when the Arab Spring began in Tunisia and been somewhat discouraged from venturing to Egypt since then due to unrest in that country. But your reports that it is now safe put it back on the radar to do so. Be safe Brendan and enjoy the ride.
2nd March 2016

I hope you will be able to visit
I think you would enjoy the country as well as the people. This was a great trip and I am glad I was able to share it with friends around the world.

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