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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:31

So I've returned from an amazing holiday. I've always wanted to go on a Nile Cruise. We sailed from Luxor to Aswan and back visiting all the sites along the way.

 

Luxor was a very run down looking city. The people are desperately poor and lack of tourism is not helping the situation. The hassle was rather daunting to begin with but by the end of the week you toughen up to it all.

 

We visited the Valley of the Kings, visiting the tombs of the various Pharaohs. I went inside Tutankhamens Tomb, saw him laid out and his gold sarcophagus. Was really incredible. The walls were so detailed and colourful. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos in the Valley of the Kings but bought photographs.

 

 

 

We also visited the temple of Hatshepsut who was the only woman ruler who reigned Egypt. It was amazing to see how grand these buildings look and how 3000-4000 years later there is still colour on the walls.

 

Sailing down the Nile seeing the rural life of the farmers was really interesting. I heard a strange noise whilst we were cruising and when I looked there was a farmer on a rowing boat, pulling this ox across to the other side of the river, trying to keep its head above the water. Poor creature! The children would be calling out and waving at the river banks. We also heard the call to prayer from the minarets as there were Mosques everywhere dotted along the river. Was quite a relaxing sound apart from when it woke me up at 4am and then the full recital of the prayer at 4.30am. That was an exhausting day.

 

Being a blue eyed blonde in Egypt was interesting. They stare at you alot, you gain many complements, discounts and sometimes free stuff and of course you get the offers for camels. My highest bidder was 3 million camels. lol

 

The temple of Komombo was amazing. Dedicated to two gods. The crocodile god (Sobek) and the falcon god (Horus), We saw the worlds oldest calendar. We arrived just before sunset and it was kind of magical watching the temple glow in the last of the sun.

 

Aswan was different to Luxor, less run down but more extreme hassle. Aswan is very beautiful. We visited the high dam, although I could not see any crocodiles on the other side. We visited the Philea Temple which is set out on an island. That temple was dedicated to the God Isis (goddess of magic and life). We learned of the story of Isis and Osiris, although I already knew the story. Had a bit of an oops experience there. During our free time a security guard with a gun in his pocket was trying to lead me away and show me great views for pics, ended up taking my photo and of course demanding money. I did give him the money as it was only the equivalent to a £1 and honestly I'm not going to argue with a guy with a gun in his pocket. Highlights the corruption over there though. Any help given or offered requires payment. Even going to some of the god awful toilets, requires payment.

 

Later that night we went to the Philea sound and light show which was spectacular. Seeing the buildings lit up like it's the voices of the gods telling you the story of Isis and Osiris. What was also amazing was looking up at the stars. So many stars. I even spotted Orion's belt which is the only star constellation I can so far identify lol. After the show our boat ride back was a bit dramatic. No lights on the boat so it was very dark and our engine cut out. We were like- ahh death on the Nile. However another boat rescued us.

 

We were so lucky with our guide named Yassar. He was so well educated and had a wealth of knowledge. He was actually a spokesman for the political leader of the opposition party in Egypt. He gave us a talk about the political situation in Egypt, pointing out that the last president was better for Egypt than the current leader and predicts another revolution possible civil war in future for Egypt.

 

I'll post some pics for now and discuss more about my Nile adventure later.


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Posted on Wed, Apr 24, 2013 12:34

Thanks  Liv and Mtnsunny.

Haha I'm sure they say that to every girl.

Sarah :-)



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Posted on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 19:32

Sarah,

 

I have really enjoyed this! Wow, it's almost like being there! Thanks for sharing.

 

Liv.



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Posted on Sat, Apr 20, 2013 04:39

Quoting fishyme:

Sarah you are such a natural on that camel,do you ride at home?.lol

 

Maybe Britt can talk MM into having a contest of some sort,"free holiday" type of thing with you being the only contestant,hmmm.

 

What I'm still trying to figure out is what the hell is that guy fishing for if he needs an ox for bait?



Well they say there are no crocodiles there.

Sarah :-0



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Posted on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 08:58

Sarah you are such a natural on that camel,do you ride at home?.lol

 

Maybe Britt can talk MM into having a contest of some sort,"free holiday" type of thing with you being the only contestant,hmmm.

 

What I'm still trying to figure out is what the hell is that guy fishing for if he needs an ox for bait?


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Posted on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 12:22

I'd love to be the mm travel guide. Need to save up the pennies again. However, might try and do a short break in Europe during the summer.

Haha thank you fishy that's very kind. haha

Speaking of Camels. I went on a camel ride. I wasn't able to do the hot air balloon as I originally planned as they were all cancelled after that accident so I decided to go on a camel ride. It was great fun, My camel was called Billy and he was 7 years old and there was a little boy who was guiding us along. I gave him a big tip as he told me his story (whether true or not I felt sorry for him).


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Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 23:57

3 million camels for you is an insult!Your worth every bit of 10 million camels and 3 million ox,I'll even throw in a couple of my moose just to ensure that I'm the highest bidder.Really great pictures that your sharing.To really see buildings that are 4,000 years old,we're lucky to get 2 years out of our igloo's and that's if we build on the shady side of a glacier :-]


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Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2013 10:12

Sarah...you have now been designated as our Travel Guide...you sure get around, It looks as though you had a marvelous trip and those photos are great.  Thanks for sharing your travel experiences with us.

 

Anxious to see where you will be headed to next.



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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 06:00

The rural community.


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:59

The farner an the ox.


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:54

Philae Sound and Light Show


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:53

Philae Sound and Light Show


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:50

Philea Temple


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:47

Philea Temple


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:44

The oldest calendar in the world.


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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:43

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Posted on Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:41

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