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... this bunch come all the way here and don’t want to see anything)
The Temple of Horus at Edfu
There is very little information about it though, so I had to tap up another guide for his notes again, but he never had any postcards and we could take pjhotos both in and out, I spent over an hour with my guide, he seemed quite pleased to have someone who was interested and listened to him
The site of Edfu contains the most complete and best-preserved ...
... to match the architecture of many other structures we've seen anywhere else. The second level had interesting scenes on it - to the left of the stairs was the story of the expedition she sent to Sudan to bring back exotic plants and animals, and to the right side was the story of the god Ra coming to earth for a torrid night with Hatcheput's mother, which resulted in her being a daughter to a god and therefore worthy to ascend the throne of Egypt.
The nicest part of ...
... general life of Egypt. Initially as we headed away from the coast, we travelled through the dry barren mountains, habitat of the Bedouin people. About half way into our journey we approached the town of Qena. Suddenly everything was different. The change was so dramatic. From here, water is channeled from the Nile and used for irrigation. The mighty Nile really is a life source. From dry barren landscapes, the view from the bus became lush agricultural plots ...
... lot of buildings that are not finished, lots of houses with vertical Rio poking up into the sky waiting for the second, third or fourth storey for when funds become available. Loads of rubbish everywhere, in the canals, in the street, on the footpaths and on the roofs. A hole in the ground acts as a rubbish dump. They need a community wide education program on littering, lots of bins to get rid of their rubbish and to clean the place ...
... Very beautiful, before, once again going for shisha and tea with Ali and meeting more of his lovely friends.
Ali's hospitality and commitment to making this holiday one we will never forget are boundless!
Today we had a nice late start. We went to Luxor museum which was fascinating but I would recommend staying clear of the gift shop. Even Dick Turpin wore a mask! After this we went to ACE which is an animal hospital. It was incredible to see ...