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... life at any moment, if not to attack, then at least to turn her huge feline head toward you and blink her cat eyes at you in a silent warning. We all were afraid to speak around her, and were hesitant to even creep within arms length of her to snap a quick photo. At once breathtaking and terrifying, heartbreakingly beautiful and eerie.
After a short wander, the exhausted FAM-UH-LEE slogged our way though the heat to our bus, which finally whisked us off to our hotel for the night.
... Egyptians and others. A train arrived and most of these people
crowded on board. This was a seated only
train and we were extremely relieved to have changed our mind with the tour; as
this, along with 2 nights sleeping on board a felucca (raft!) was our intitial,
but accidental choice!! Thank god we
looked into this a bit more. There is
no doubt this would have ended up being 4 horrendous nights – 2 nights ...
... her mother was the sun god. The temple was 3 stories high and constructed of simple columns and beams unlike the ornate columns we had seen in earlier temples. The temple was buried for centuries under material weathered from the adjacent lime mountains therefore there was plenty of colour over the carving preserved. There were a number of Egyptian school groups visiting the temple and Tish ...
... One Korean backpacker later remarked "hmm... Asian is smarter". That's not really true, Wikipedia is better than a not so good guide. The valley of the kings was cool, though I wish they opened up more tombs and restored more of the artwork. The tomb guards are also a huge pest. They badger you for tips and can be quite aggressive. One tomb guard demanded to see my phone, and I refused, he grabbed my hand and I pulled away and left the tomb quickly. ...
... the temples every surface was decorated in hieroglyphs and some still had their remaining colour! The fact that colour still remained over 3500 years later is a true testament to their skills. I was so impressed, not some simple roman or Greek paintings but a gigantic temple with stone carvings all over and they were so neat and precise! It absolutely was phenomenal.
Some of the stories that went on in the temple were also amazing. The temple was originally dedicated to the ...