Check Point Hangover

Trip Start Dec 13, 2007
Trip End Jan 06, 2008

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Midday awake to the sound of horns, shouting and call to pray in the bustling city.

We meet the hotel owner, who of course had many freinds that could help us with trips for the next couple of days...

So we booked up a trip to Valley of the Kings the following day, a trip North up the Nile and Ballooning. Therefore we decided to take the day easy and visit only Luxor Temple.

This temple only 10minutes walk was by far not a disappointment and a taste of what was to come..the temple with huge entry gate and a role of Sphixes that before went 3kms from Luxor to Karnak, less than half now remain, blew me away!!! Theres a huge obelix on entry, the other in Paris now and lines of huge Pharoah structures. This is one of many of the huge temples created by Rameses II throughout the Nile Valley. The size of the columns are mind blowing considering they put these up 2000BC and since the temple as been added to be others including Romans with painted pictures in the back of the temple. The pictures don't do justice to the scale and this must of been some building, of course now all the roof has gone, but still fantastic.

Therefore a small taste and started to get me really excited about things to come, we went back still nakered, with a little bit of food and then crashed.

West Bank and Valley of the Kings tomorrow!!!
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