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After a little lie in we left our hotel to board a felucca - the single sailed boats that are mainly used for transport. They are very shallow bottomed boats with a heavy cloth 'ceiling'. The base is covered in thin mattresses. You can't stand upright so essentially you sit or lie down for your journey which in our case was for most of the day. I thought I would go crazy but I loved it. It was so peaceful and smooth tacking from side to side across ...
... with hummus, vegetables, and cheap meat, though it seemed to me more like an Egyptian burrito). So your food was between 4 LE - 10 LE ($0.57-1.45), or if you wanted to splurge on kofta (a minced meat kebab), vegetables, rice, and bread, only 20-25 LE (~$3-3.50). But once you start doing the tourist stuff, which is the whole reason you're there, your daily costs jump. More so since they raised the prices on entrance fees and the tourist train (which I successfully avoided) due to ...
... to the ancient temple of Luxor, which was lit beautifully, and was also an impressive structure. At this temple several things stood out:
1. The ancient Egyptian religion was rooted in the ordiances and covenants of Mechizedek and Abraham.
2. Because of this common origin, the ancient Egyptian temples help us better understand LDS temples.
3. The ancient Egyptians yearned to commune with God and firmly believed in the reality of ...
... waited out this obligatory stop.
Memorial Temples Hatshepsut and Habu
Mortuary temples (aka memorial temples) were constructed near royal tombs. The ...
... the walls, one showing a funeral procession. We could have gone down a path leading to the inner tombs but we didn't bring a flashlight and it wasn't lit. Judging by the simple opening, it didn't seem like there would be much to see further down.
Tomb of Userhat - The royal scribe under Amenhotep II. The walls are decorated with scenes of offerings, hunting, farming as ...