The Karvin Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
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... can still see hair, fingernails, teeth & even eyelashes!
It's incredible (and yes, a little creepy) to look down at the preserved corpse of Ramses II, probably the greatest king of Egypt, from this long ago. You're half-expecting his zombie-like corpse to come to life & start trying to gnaw your eyeballs out!
Fortunately this didn't happen.
We eventually found the jewel in the museum's crown: Tutenkhamen's ...
... short and did not involve getting down on hands and knees. The guide assures us that they are pretty much all the same. Next stop is Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom 2600BC which by any standards is old. Not much to see here. There were more tourist stalls than tourists. There have not been many foreign visitors in evidence and reports form the guides is that there is no sign of things improving much. Last stop of the day, thankfully as it is getting hotter by the minute, ...
... impressed seeing the exhibit for the first time. Next we learned how Papyrus paper is/was made and had the opportunity to pick up some local art done on the medium. It was a much better experience than the carpets in Turkey, far more affordable, and even though I'm convinced I'm being suckered into something, It's nice to support some local artists, besides who doesn't want to see what their name looks like in Egyptian hieroglyphs? I'm drawing some ...
... so Hedi & David took charge and we bought a couple of a few different kinds we especially liked the look of. Took a bit to explain not to bother wrapping it and soon after we were standing on the footpath devouring it. I probably don't need to say how good it was! We all especially loved the almond syrupy cake. Funny how in some places I have noticed women buying things; in others seems to be the men. Especially of course ...
... desert, we started our drive back to Bahariya. Luke and I were somewhat disappointed at the beginning of the trip, because we had originally hoped to camp overnight in the white desert. Unfortunately because of some recent government regulations, we weren't allowed to do that this trip, but we were thus determined to at least get to see the sunset in the desert. After dropping multiple hints to Wahed, he finally agreed to take us to ...