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Travel Blogs from Aswan
... to reverse direction or "turn back" at the solstices.
Elephantine was a fort that stood just before the first cataract of the Nile. During the Second Intermediate Period (1650 - 1550 BC), the fort marked the southern border of Egypt
Anyway we spent an hour just wandering about just looking, we saw a couple of blokes in a pit, they were digging out some old ruins, they had carvings on them, but after I knocked an ...
... is late by Egyptian standards just a few hundred BC but was built in the classic style. Beautifully preserved cravings somewhat damaged by Christian graffiti. Then a long hot dash to Aswam and the usual bureaucratic delays at the embassy, but the visa applications are in. Back on Monday to collect. This means we will be a day later leaving for the Sudan. Hopefully we ...
We awoke bright and early. And by early I mean early before many people haven't even gone to bed and the sun has yet to rise and everyone is still cranky and just wants to sleeeeeeeeeeeeep. Okay, so maybe that's just me, but sleeping on the bus last night and then not getting rest today isn't making this seem like much of a vacation. Sigh.
To visit the Abu Simbel Temple, the vehicle needs to be escorted to the site. And by escorted, I mean via a caravan carrying men with ...
After minimal sleep on our overnight bus to Aswan, a few of us decided to tour our first temple: Philae, on an island off of Aswan dedicated to the goddess Iris. In the 1970s, due to the rising of the Nile and the building of another damn, the Philae Temple had to be relocated. I think that amazes me as much as the temple itself!! Honestly, how were they able to move that HUGE temple?? I'm in awe. Really. This temple is ...
... Aghakhan. It is on the top of the hill amongst sand and is beautiful in the sun!
As we jump off we walk to the Maccas at the Nile River for ice cream- not as good as Australia but still need to taste!
We head back to the boat and get ready for our special dinner- Captains table!
First we have a special presentation on Abu Simbel for tomorrow by our Egyptologist. We learn about the original location and the reason for the move ...
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25 Keylany Street, Aswan | Hotelfrom $30
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