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Today was our second day in Luxor and another early start as we had breakfast at 6 and were away from the hotel by about 7.15am to get to the Valley of the Kings before the temperatures got too fierce later in the day. We arrived about 8.45 and visited three of the tombs (Rameses 3,4 and 9 out of interest). No relics in there just the decoration and in one (no.4) the burial chamber. A really ...
We arrived in the Egyptian port of Safaga at about 4.30 am and had another very early start as we had to be on the road to Luxor by 7 am. It was a three and a half hour drive and showed Egypt to be to be quite a poor country with a standard of living well below what NZer's would consider usual or normal and presenting challenges that we couldn't contemplate from a lack of basic hygiene to donkeys for transport, to huge unemployment and a once thriving tourist ...
... it was totally covered with sand before it was discovered. It was a temple before the Romans arrived and turned it into a fort. Amongst the Egyptian rock carvings and paintings is a wall which looks like Romans looking towards something. The temple has no roof just all the outer structures and pillors. A very long path leading from the temple has sphinxes all the way down on other side. There is another temple 3kms away called Karnac and these are in a ...
... with 4 or 5 kids in tow! So a very mixed age group but I would say us baby boomers are in the majority! Everyone is very excited about seeing Egypt - it is amazing we have been away almost 3 weeks. The choir practices on all sea days - Marg and I are singing in it. There are about 100 who joined. We have learnt about 6 pieces (all without music Richard B!). Just learning the Kiwi national anthem now. The historians have been very interesting and are ...
... Upper Egypt (about 37 meters higher than Lower Egypt) is more traditional. It was never invaded by foreigners and the people are the most conservative, still practice the old ways, and are mostly farmers For example, if you see a man and a woman walking together, they are married. All the men wear long, gown-like clothing and a cloth-wrapped head covering (not exactly a turban, but something similar). Aswan, south of Luxor is populated by Nubians, black Africans who speak ...