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Travel Blogs from Abu Simbel
... It was the best looking and cleanest place we have been to since we arrived in Egypt.
The temples here have been retreived from the new lake, Nasser, with the aid of the Dutch and $44 milion. The project took place from 1962-1968. They created a man made mountain to house the site of the temple which was originally carved into a mountain. The highest part of the temple was 65 meters tall.
The temples were built ...
... massive pillars are just great. In the sanctuary there were four statues also. At a certain day every year the sun comes out and shines right onto the faces of three of the statues except for one, which is the god of the underworld. ...
... in Agatha Christie’s novel Death on the Nile. She also stayed here in the
1930’s with other famous celebrities frequenting the Hotel.
We had the Hotel’s signature Cocktail – Cataract Cocktail
made up of Brut Champagne, Apricot Nectar, Honey and lemon juice.
Two cocktails later and we arrived back to the cruise ship
for more buffet and a belly dancing show.
... scenes. We walked through the subtle-lighted chambers (storerooms) with more beautiful and amazingly old (1274 BC) wall carvings. No paint color, vessels or unattached artifacts remain inside. The flesh and blood guard handed us the weighty brass gate-key, key of life, and snapped a photo of us at the door.
... to do the trick!
Mum got caught by a guy with scarves, as she wanted a present for a friend. He started off ridiculously high, but by the time we set foot on the bus he was shouting after us so I took her money and paid him. Then Jen Wood said she liked the scarves too, so I called him back and bought two more - he seemed very happy and was blowing kisses and waving to us as we left Abu Simbel.
We slept a bit more on the way back, and when the last foot of the ...