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... perfect in the main...nearby the Temple of Luxor,with its huge intact obelisk, ,on one side the portals are broken, but its still a breathtaking place, the hyraglifics are so outstanding,and perfect, amazing is the construction of giagantic pillars, with huge blocks on top,that you thought how on earth could that get up there..a long, long time ago,like 380 BC,its not really describable,its so tall and huge,and dwarfing, each chamber built so carefully to get varying degrees of ...
Arrived in Safaga Egypt before 7:00 AM & my guide and driver were waiting on me. Jim didn't go, still wasn't feel good. We drove to Luxor which takes 3 hours. Really pretty drive, desert with small mountains. Luxor is a really pretty town. First was the Karnack Temple. Really amazing site. Just can't believe how they built these temples. Of course a lot has been destroyed over the years but still so much ...
... enough for him so we just decided to stay onboard and relax.
The view from the ship was beautiful and they say it's a place where there is spas and healing waters, beaches and tranquility. People who went ashore said there really wasn't much to see or do, so I don't think we missed much.
Wednesday 10 April - Safaga, Egypt
After a tedious 3 3/4 hour drive to Luxor on a grotty bus we reached Luxor. We saw lots of signs of poverty and squalor on the way - so much rubbish tipped into the canals - altogether not a pretty sight and certainly not a good advert for the country.
The tombs at the Valley of the Kings were pretty amazing - hard to believe they were built so many years ago and apparently a new tomb ...
... side of the Nile since that is where the sun goes down. No pictures are allowed in the Valley of the Kings which is a bummer but I later buy a DVD of pictures throughout Egypt which I will copy from. In the entryway, there is a model of the Valley showing how all the various graves were done throughout the valley, with many of the tombs having corridors that come within feet of each other. (This is how they ...
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