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... regained their faith, that Isis sought to trap Sakhet and protect her now-faithful people from her terror. Isis knew she had developed a full blown blood addition, so as a trick, Isis filled a lake with red wine. The lioness, thinking it was blood, jumped in and began drinking it all.... and soon found herself drunk and trapped. After that, Sakhet was known as both a goddess of destruction and a goddess of wine and parties. (I like her. Possibly my favorite goddess. ...
Well it was an interesting experience last
night driving to the train station to board the overnight train to Luxor. The traffic congestion was
unbelieveable. A wide main raid that
could probably contain 3 lanes of traffic….however there are no lanes! So there are sometimes 5, 6, even 7 vehicles
across, all trying to cram their way into a space to get ahead but sometimes
getting up to quite a speed! Hmmm ...
... aren't. I had to clamber off the felucca to check on Mike who was crumpled up on the stairs with his headphones on. He didn't realise how loud he was. He gradually settled and slept a few hours. I slept till about 4.30, checked on Mike who was ok. Could not get back to sleep but it was really lovely lying on the felucca listening to the call to prayer echoing in from various spots along the river. After breakfast we got off the boats and back into the ...
... The next day, I joined a tour group that visited the other main sites in luxor, namely the valley of the kings. It was an all Asian male group: 2 Chinese guys, 2 Korean backpackers and me. The Korean backpackers and I paid 35egp (us$5) each and the Chinese guys paid 60-70egp each, because they were staying at a fancy hotel which charged them more. Both our hotel and their hotel promised us not tell them how much we paid :-) Both Korean backpackers ...
... an entirely different level. Our guide was an Egyptologist with his masters and he was the fountain of all knowledge. It was magnificent!! The temple was huge to begin with and I mean huge. There were so many gigantic columns that would have supported a roof and even giant windows for airflow and light. I think this was way more cool than the colosseum or even the acropolis! The courtyard was filled with huge statues mostly thanks to Rameses II, there were lines of sphinxes framing ...