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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

Hot Chicken Soup and Hot Air Balloons
This leg of your journey seemed quite pleasant compared to the wild west of your first part. While you may have been "templed, tombed and ruined", you also had a memorable meal, your first hot-headed balloon ride, luxurious lounging on a pool in the Nile, and came to appreciate your decision not to felucca it for days--well-done. Love those tomb paintings and carvings--still so clear and vibrant!
1st March 2016

The leg is done
This leg of the trip was quite different from some of the others. It is always nice to have some rest after a marathon adventure. Looking back I can honestly say that I wouldn't have changed much about this trip. It was spot on to what I wanted.

Tot: 1.056s; Tpl: 0.049s; cc: 45; qc: 140; dbt: 0.0732s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 3; ; mem: 1.8mb