Sol Y Mar Pioneers
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... are two soldiers in plain clothes manning the weapon. We learn every ship operating in and around Luxor has been similarly protected since 9-11.
We disembark and drive overland to the Ptolemaic Temple of the goddess Hathor at Dendara. This complex is a rare sight. There is a massive stone roof, dark chambers, underground passages and towering columns inscribed with hieroglyphs. We are able to descend into one of ...
... 62 people (mostly tourists) by Islamic extremists.
Afterwards we had a guided tour of the Medinet Habu and Colossi of Memnon. The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statures of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Medinet Habu is the name commonly given to the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III. We spent the majority of our time at the Medinet Habu, which was very impressive in size and importance. It is best known as the source of ...
... 1200 sphinxes. It is going to be restored in the next 6 months and will be worth seeing. After the temple, we went to a restaurant called Georginos for a radiation all meal. It was very tasty. Only 6 of us went. The gold sellers were at the restaurant and, after dinner, we perused their wares. I bought Al an 18ct gold ring with a large black sapphire. It is stunning on her. After dinner we went back to the hotel and ...
This morning's 6.00am start was the first time I had felt like I wanted to lie in! Nevertheless, I had the tent and bags packed away and had a hearty breakfast. The honey here is magnificent! Very quickly we reached the village of El Kasr.
Our guide (Hassan), took us around the old part of the village:
1) The mosque and the Iman's chamber;
2) The local mill ...
The Western Desert, (which is the Egyptian part of the Libyan Desert located in the northern and eastern part of the Sahara Desert) covers about 700,000 square kilometers accounting for around two-thirds of Egypt's land mass. The six Egyptian oasis of Kharga, Dakhla, Farafra, Bahariyya, Al-Fayyum and Siwa thrive in this otherwise uninhabited expanse. Be sure to book a jeep tour so you ...