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Determination, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Determination

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Time to leave Alex.  It’s been so nice to visit with our friends and have a few days that weren’t filled with constant site-seeing, and to be away from all the tourist nick-nack shops.  But back we must go, to the most determined of ...

Cruisin' Down the Nile, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Cruisin' Down the Nile

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... in museums.  How hard it must have been to leave all the comforts for the harshness of the desert beyond.  In a similar way, I must leave the comforts of this cruise boat for a more realistic experience of Egypt.   Off to Alexandria! ...

We Took the Midnight Train Going Anywhere..., Aswan, Egypt travel blog

We Took the Midnight Train Going Anywhere...

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... way they’re going as the totes tried to get business from the roof of our building.  Watched a spectacular sun set and moon rise combined over the Nile river.  I’m ready to step back in time and travel into an ancient Egypt.  ...

Karnak and Luxor Temples,, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Karnak and Luxor Temples,

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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Magnificent, no other way to describe Karnak Temple, arriving there before sunrise, standing in the pre dawn gloom, then just as the sun starts to rise, seeing the pillars of the great Hypostle hall being revealed as the sun rose through them was a ...

back on board, River nile, Edfu and Kom Ombo, Egypt travel blog

back on board

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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We were back on board for lunchtime, I should mention that, the food is really good, of a high standard, just love these Egyptian vegestables, the staff in the dining room are very friendly,it was a good idea of ours to give them a small gift, we only ...

Dahab Diving & The Red Sea, Dahab, Egypt travel blog

Dahab Diving & The Red Sea

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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The next three days I spent completing my open water dive course. Charlotte was my instructor, she was French and really cool and laid back. But I suppose most dive instructors are that way. The first day and a half I spent getting the theory portion out ...

Oscar the Grouch, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Oscar the Grouch

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... on the train from Cairo (not the night train this time) I was able to see some more of the ‘real’ Egypt.  Unfortunately, this was an Egypt covered with garbage.  All along the sides of the tracks, mounds within the towns, and ...

Dude!  Where's my Donkey?, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Dude! Where's my Donkey?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... in a place and see everyone working and studying.  The Catacombs in Alexandria are the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt.  It was discovered by accident in 1900 when a donkey pulling a cart disappeared underground.  Since then ...

Infedels, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Infedels

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Visiting in a highly Islamic society, you’re not only segregated as foreigner, but you have the added discrimination of not being Muslim.  Now normally, one’s religious convictions are a fairly private affair, but here you can tell ...

Dental Procedures, Alexandria, Egypt travel blog

Dental Procedures

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... immediately, Brian was amazed at the high tec equipment and efficiency all around.  Who would have thought that we would travel to Egypt to go to the Dentist!  Not only was it beautiful, efficient, and competent, it all came at about a 5th of ...

Rain in the Desert...AGAIN!, Dahab, Egypt travel blog

Rain in the Desert...AGAIN!

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Record flooding in the Sinai?  Brian and Sharilyn must be there! We were enjoying our time in Dahab being underwater, but wasn't counting on water falling from the sky!!!! Completely confirmed ourselves as rain gods now!  We’ll have to ...

Countdown to 2011..26 Dec to 2 Jan 2011, Hurghada, Egypt travel blog

Countdown to 2011..26 Dec to 2 Jan 2011

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... a special contract that says I am Alaa's Egyptian wife which means we can stay together in hotels and apartments. This is because Egypt is a pretty strict Muslim country and without it we would be breaking the law. We have to show this wherever we go. ...

Cairo, pyramids & sphinx 15-20 Jan 2011, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Cairo, pyramids & sphinx 15-20 Jan 2011

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... for two.  So that's 10 each per night. It will be interesting to see what it’s like! We travel with the Upper Egypt bus company and leave Luxor at 6.30pm. I don’t sleep very well, it is freezing cold sitting in the window seat and the ...

Chaos continues in Cairo  - 1 Feb - 5 Feb, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Chaos continues in Cairo - 1 Feb - 5 Feb

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... red handed trying to steal some artefacts from Karnak Temple last week. But is it just so quiet and peaceful here in Upper Egypt. However the demonstrations and chaos in Cairo continues. However the good news is the internet is back on. I haven’t ...

Segregation, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Segregation

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... at the museum, it was bus after bus of Sharm el-Shek tourists.  Again, I wondered where we were - certainly not Egypt it seemed!.  Girls in skin tight pants and spaghetti straps showing off their cleavage while they draped themselves over sphinx ...

just photos, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

just photos

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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This entry composed of photos taken during our ...

Back to the Beginning at the End, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Back to the Beginning at the End

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... sure I spent too much money on things that weren't worth very much, but even that is something of a tradition for tourists in Egypt. When it came time to head to the airport to fly back to London, I had decided to take the public bus and finish the ...

Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel, Egypt travel blog

Abu Simbel

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... Lake Nasser. I'm so glad that they managed to rescue this temple, this was down as one of the two main highlights of the holiday. If there are only two places you have a chance to visit in Egypt, then your choice should be the Pyramids and Abu ...

Mummies, Pyramids and Chaotic Cairo, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Mummies, Pyramids and Chaotic Cairo

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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Egypt was always high on my list of places to travel.  Amazing history, and incredible monuments constructed in antiquity, and still standing. The country seemed so fascinating and exotic, and a world away from anything that I had seen ...

History Made - People Power 6th- 11th February, Hurghada, Egypt travel blog

History Made - People Power 6th- 11th February

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... of history in the making. I think we should go and celebrate if and when it happens. This will be an amazing time for Egypt.   Mubarak has just spoken live on State TV and he has not stepped down as the news channel would have had us believe hours ...

Red Sea, Sham el Sheikh, Egypt travel blog

Red Sea

A travel blog entry by jag

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We caught the bus from Cairo to Sham El Sheikh, which passed over the Suez Canal before heading south and then into the foothills of the Sinai Mountains before reaching our destination. Sham was a lot bigger than I had expected and had sort of foreseen ...

Valley of Kings, Queens and Karnak, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Valley of Kings, Queens and Karnak

A travel blog entry by jag

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... brilliantly under the dark royal blue of the night sky. I took another couple of rolls of films here. Luxor had been another stunning place with soooooo much to see and do here. Its been pretty hard to pick highlights in Egypt as they are so ...

Egyptian Roulette, Cairo, Egypt travel blog

Egyptian Roulette

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Here’s a little game I like to play.  It entails doing some completely random acts and see where they lead.  It goes like this:  Take the sketchy breakfast your hotel has to offer, and shew away the hords of flies that try to mate ...

Aswan, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Aswan

A travel blog entry by jag

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After spending plenty of time in Cairo I headed down on an overnight train to Aswan, Egypt's most southern city. I thought the train would be quite dodgey but turned out to be really nice. I was sharing the cabin with a guy room Korea. The train ride was ...

You want to sleep in my cave?, Dahab, Egypt travel blog

You want to sleep in my cave?

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... the absolute whackiness of a visit to the photo-op lake while drifting down south along the King's Highway between Syria and Egypt. Not that there are too many buses cruising up and down a zone somewhat politically challenged. Tensions run high in the ...

Not Cube or Sphere or even Cone..., Dahshur, Egypt travel blog

Not Cube or Sphere or even Cone...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... to the Middle Kingdom which is the stereotypical Egyptian look.  The biggest pyramid here is the famous Step Pyramid.  Egypt’s earliest stone monuments, it was built by Imhotep in 2650 BC.  Before this, burial grounds were mud ...

Only tourist left in town! - 12 - 25 Feb 2011, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Only tourist left in town! - 12 - 25 Feb 2011

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... never happened before….we go through the main road through Qena, full of hustle and bustle and general everyday life of Egypt…a scene a bit different to that which we saw a few weeks ago when we travelled to Hurghada during the revolution ...

Bani Hassan Tombs and Tell El Amarna, Sohag, Egypt travel blog

Bani Hassan Tombs and Tell El Amarna

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... saw tombs which looked like bee hives spread over the desert mountains.  It is one of the largest cemetaries in Egypt.  Unbelievable to see. The bus was running low on fuel.  They had tried 11 service stations in Minya ...

Cairo to Alexandria, El Giza, Egypt travel blog

Cairo to Alexandria

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... beautiful.  They have really made an effort.  There are lots of colorful tile mosaiics and water fountains. As we got further into the town, there are alot of older buildings but it still looks so much cleaner than other places in ...

Cat repellent, Dahab, Egypt travel blog

Cat repellent

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Dahab is warm and beautiful. It is a tiny town right on the Gulf of Aqaba overlooking the water to the coast of Saudi Arabia. The hotel is really nice with big comfy rooms and a great pool right beside the beach. It was so nice to get ...

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