Up at sunrise and with Luxor, Egypt splayed out along the Nile with its ancient riches and sites, I struck out close to downtown with a solitary visit to the Temple of Karnak. Then, with a full day ahead of me, I hired a taxi to take me to the famous west bank to visit [...]
Arranging a Felucca Cruise on the Nile in Aswan Egypt by yourself is not easy. Read my story of how I almost got taken for a ride, but not down the Nile. You’ll learn what NOT to do when arranging a cruise on the Nile.
Abu Simbel is incredible. There are many sights in Egypt that can have this description and I’ll add this one to the list. Abu Simbel was moved up 65 meters when the Aswan Dam created Lake Nassar, a huge lake spanning 180 kilometers into the Sudan. It consists of two stone temples, one for Ramses II and his beautiful wife Neferteri.
This must take place at a campfire in a desert, or at least by a campfire. The tea, strong Arabian tea. Bring lots of sugar and fresh mint picked from your garden. The tools are little enamel mugs and a small cast iron teakettle. They are brought to the desert in a perfectly organized woven basket.
There were seven types of deserts that I visited today on the group trip out to the White Desert, several hours drive south from the Baharia Oasis. I found, though, that the White Desert is only one kind of desert in Egypt. Check out these stunning six other kinds of Egyptian desert.
Ok, I’ll just write it – how I’m feeling – AMAZING. I was at the Pyramids. Today in Cairo Egypt. At the Pyramids. Of Egypt. Pyramids. It was a round about day of traffic and do it yourself madness, but that’s completely tolerable as I seeing the Pyramids. Really, one of my life long dreams.