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... the temple of Luxor along the avenue of sphinxes that connect the 2 temples.
Near the beautiful city of Aswan, Abu Simbel is a huge monument that comprises of two massive rock temples. The complex was relocated in the 1960s to avoid being drowned by the water of Lake Nasser, which is a massive artificial lake formed after the construction of the High Dam at the South of Egypt.
A few monumental sites ...
... sundeck and because Jeff bought me a crown for the evening I was called "my queen" by all the Egyptians! After supper we headed to the lounge for the party. We had music and dancing and games and it was a lot of fun for all.
At 4 in the morning our ship went through the lock at Esna and we were awoken by sellers yelling from their boats at our ship. Rather a rude awakening but one must give them credit for ...
... a surreal experience to have a place like that to yourselves. This temple was affected by the flooding caused by the 2 dams and had to be rescued from underwater. They build a metal dam wall around it pumped it out and then built a sand ramp in which they then numbered, disassembled and reassembled the temple piece by piece. It took 2 years to do this. We could not tell of course and it was only when we had the original site pointed out to ...
... made water on her, bit himself in the arm and bled on her, covered her with ashes, and finally laid a dead serpent across her neck. But when he uncovered her again she was dead. But after this he was very faithful and well-behaved.
"Wait here. Boat will come. I love you, master."
"What is good?" he asked after a while. "What is bad?"
19. What else?
I saw Iqbal playing with a pet monkey down by the stables. I ...
After a few rest stops here and there (and some disgusting toilets!) we woke up to the van stopped and a whole lot of men outside (some with guns) all yelling at each other! Apparently we had stopped to find some petrol, and ended up having to buy some on the black market! So Ramzy and our driver were out negotiating with them for a while, then when they got back in we drove down some creepy streets where there was a pack of possibly stray dogs hanging around and howling to add ...