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... other mixed up with another group of 10 with Ramses Tours on our ship -- which was fine. We were on the second bus and our guide was Mostafa. He was a very knowledgeable young man and he told us much about life in Egypt now, as well as its ancient history.
Here is what we learned about modern Egypt on the ride to Luxor:
Safaga is an industrial port town, known for its production of phosphorus and aluminum. The Red Sea was so named because it reflected ...
... I expected. There was a crowd of young adults playing with the orange marker tap, yup that was a joy to ride through. One guy was kind enough to do the moonwalk in front of my path for me. Yes, at 30km/hr, my bowls work well. The campsite is lovely, right on the Red Sea, the last day of the Red Sea before we head to Luxor. Camping right on the beach with a bar, 20 Egyptian pounds for a 500mL Stella, that's COLD with ...
... of Pharaonic architecture. Highlights found in the temple are the 1st Pylon standing over 78 feet tall, and the colossal statues of Ramses II.
Temples of Karnak were built over a period of 1500 years and was the most important temple in Egypt during the height of Theban power.
West Bank – Valley of the Kings known as the necropolis for ancient Thebes. This isolated canyon was the focal point for the ...
... they survive. Soon we arrived in Luxor.
Luxor is one of the reasons to see Egypt. It is located on the Nile River and caters to tourists. The area was originally known as Thebes.There are three major attractions in addition to the Nile, the longest river in the world: The Temple of Karnak is the largest temple in the world. The Temple of Luxor, another ...
... Alexander the Great. It is believed that his body was returned to Egypt after his death for burial, but that is note a confirmable fact. Also inside of the temple was a painting of a group of people that looked more like later Romans than earlier Egyptians or Greeks. This is one fact that I will need to explore with our Egyptologist on board.
Our day visiting the sites of southern Egypt had finally come to an end. We boarded our bus as the sun dipped below the horizon ...