Travel Blogs from Aswan
We woke up very early to visit the temples of Abu Simbel. You have to go by convoy from Aswan to Abu Simbel and the convoy leaves around 3:30am and takes three hours to get there. This is the day I have been waiting for! Abu Simbel consists of two temples built by Ramses II. He is widely considered the greatest king of Egypt and he created a temple …
From Aswan it was a mere 60km to Kom Ombo, the site of another impressive temple, and the same again from Kom Ombo to Edfu, the site of... you guessed it. Mostly only visited by people on their way past, either by bus between Aswan and Luxor or by cruise ship or felluca on the Nile, neither the sites nor the cities are designed to cater for …
I had fun. but never stay in a five star hotel!. I almost drowned in the swimming pool. But the wet muck was covered in flies. I am discgraced i am going home as sooon as i can.
On arrival into Aswan we got two taxis to the Cleopatra Hotel which took only about 5 minutes. We had some free time to eat and swim before an optional excursion to the Aswan Dam and Philae Temple. This was with a local guide for about 3 and a half hours.
It was so hot at the Aswan Dam but it was cool to see Lake Nasser. We then got a boat …
This day we had a 3.15 wake up call for a 3 and a half hour bus ride to Abu Simbel. This was an optional trip but we all agreed we couldn't come to Egypt and not do it. We had early morning tea and coffee then a 4am pick up to join the police convoy across the Sahara.
We had about 3 hours at Abu Simbel including a guided tour and free time …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCleopatra Hotel Aswan
How disgusting this hotel was. Their were flies all over my milk HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They didn't serve me cat food so i ordered beef but the waiters were Hindu and they didn't eat beef. I HATED THIS HOTEL! THERE WAS NOTHING TO DRINK BUT CHAMPAGNE AND THE TOILET WATER HAD SOAP IN IT WHAT A DISGRACE!. By Fleur. MEOW!
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