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Yet another early rise to try and beat some of the searing heat in Valley of the Kings. We caught a motorboat across to the West Bank before jumping on our donkeys for the hour long ride to Valley of the Kings. After a wonderful ride through the town and then the countryside we arrived at the Valley of the Kings and said goodbye to our donkey companions. No cameras allowed in the valley so again no photos. Unfortunately due ...
... height: 15.8599996566772px;">The story of how it was discovered is pretty great. Howard Carter, the famous Brit who discovered and made famous so much of the ancient ruins of Egypt, found a jar with King Tut's name on it somewhere in the Valley of the Kings. He went around and looked for a tomb that was marked with his name, but oddly could not find it amongst the other tombs there. He searched and searched to no avail. A local farmer who would bring water up via donkey to Carter ...
... world. A quick stop in Cairo – sadly no sign of the pyramids amid the smog – we arrived back to Heathrow. I bid Dan a fond farewell as he swapped shishas and falafel for bagpipes and haggis, and headed north of the border.
As adventures go Egypt was undoubtedly memorable for many reasons. But I was left wanting more and hope that one day it is safe enough to return and explore more of the incredible ancient sites that this troubled region of the world is blessed ...
... of a friend, making these experiences so enjoyable and illuminating. So at the end of the bike ride, Abdul invited us for tea on the top of his house, overlooking the Nile and Luxor at sunset. Unbelievable. So that was our day in Luxor. Plus we followed all that with the best meal we've had in Egypt, again on the banks of the Nile (as is everything, I've come to believe). We're now flying back to Cairo where we will head west to the white desert to see what awaits us ...
... Our lovely tour guide Ghada Khalaf can be contacted at Ghadakhalaf262@yahoo.com
She is also wonderful, very knowledgeable and speaks very good English.
I seem to be having trouble uploading pictures at the moment but I will get round to it.
We flew from Heathrow to Luxor with a short stop-over at Cairo. On arrival at Luxor airport our fabulous guide Ali was waiting for us to take us to our hotel. He came to our apartment at The Eye ...