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... to see the local communities settle in after sunset. We followed the course of the Nile. Each small farming community has armed guards at the gates. As the sun sets all the small mosques call the faithful to prayers and light up the minarets like Christmas trees. On the outskirts of Luxor we are assigned a police escort so had a clear run through all the police checks and didn't have any trouble finding the hotel. Air Conditioning and cold drink, life is ...
Next day was a 3am start to go see the Abu Simbel temple. This is not just because of the heat, but because we had to be transported by tourism police! (There is no danger, it's just protical!) The whole group where like zombies and breakfast. As we left the boat at 4am, someone either tried to sell me a horse, sell me a ride on a horse or maybe trade it for Chelsea.. Anywhere, anytime! Abu Simbel temple is the famous temple that Ramses the second built for himself when he ...
... tell that this waterway was the only reason any of these villages even existed. Without its presence, there would only be sand and emptiness and no people. The Nile and its offshoots have always represented the lifeblood of Egypt. We heard this more than once from people we encountered during our time there.
Eventually the canal and the towns gave way to scrub and then desert. Paved roads and check points. Unpaved roads and check points. Asphalt buckled in places ...
... the people were very excited because their luggage was just being thrown off the wagons. A little scary if you didn’t know what was happening.
Now the sailaway party! Excellent entertainment, food and drinks.
Luxor Musuem contains an excellent collection of well-preserved relics arranged by the Brooklyn Museum of New York.
Luxor Temple is located on the eastern bank of the Nile River and is one of the ...
... I think if we planned another trip we would either start or end in Luxor, stay four or five days, and take one of the Nile boats then tackle the pyramids. Luxor I'd put up there on the list of important tourist sites with Petra and Ephesus. And before I left home, I would study all of them.
Our next port is Aqaba, Jordan, and Petra.