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... up the day with longer drive days..and one less desert bush camp! A trip to the Temple of Isis at Philae, provides a relaxing interlude. Across the river on a very slow boat and a wander round an almost deserted temple. This temple was relocated to higher ground when the valley was flooded and Lake Nasser created. The afternoon was spend sitting in the hotel pool it ...
... to deals with them. Since the Egyptian revolution, visitation went from over 20 million visitors in 2010 to under 1 million a year. This means everyone who was selling to tourists have to compete to sell there ****. We were lucky we made it to the pyramids without buying a pack of postcards and a plastic sphinx statue. I have had many offers from Egyptians who want to buy Chelsea. We have even had offers of up to 10 million camels. I might start considering if ...
... He then (somewhat drunkenly) called for the generator and the lights to be turned off so he could make a sweet toast to new friends, to this amazing trip, and to freedom.
... 5 were the last ones on site. All the other hordes of tourists had left. We had a wonderful moment of peace to take in the immense structures and the view over the water, adding to the solemnity and beauty of the place.
The drive home was mostly uneventful, except for a near miss (or minor collision? Still unclear..) with a car in the city. I wish I could tell you if we hit it or not, but the sudden slamming of the brakes sent me flying nearly into the passenger seat of the bus so ...
... s a related history lesson, It's All Greek To Me:
- Greek influence on architecture: Alexander the Great arrived from Macedonia in 323 BC, and respected the culture so much that under his reign, completed many restorations of early ancient Egyptian structures. After he died, his son(s) Ptolemy continued his work, which is a big reason why there are still so many well preserved structures around today.
- Greek influence on language: Ancient ...