Marching into the Valley of the Kings
Trip Start Jan 26, 2010
81Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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It was a little bit chilly this morning as I stood on the pier looking across the river a multitude of hot air balloons that decorated the sky. Each one had a different color and looked absolutely beautiful as they projected a shadow over the mountains from the sunrise.
No cameras were allowed inside the Valley. We had to leave them inside the bus. From the parking lot, we all boarded some kind of a mini train that brought us deeper into the Valley. From there, we were given three entrance tickets to visit desired tombs chosen from a multitude of them.
While we were in the Valley of the Kings, several archeological projects were being excavated. It
As Michel and I finished our tombs exploration and wandered around, one particular local who was selling souvenirs persuaded us to follow him up the rocky mountain with a promise of a fantastic view over the entire Valley of the Kings from above. Well, by puffing and puffing, up I went hiking the steep mountain way up to the top with the aide of the local pulling me up by the arm. Michel being much faster was already at the mountain's summit after a good 15 minutes hike.
All I can say is that all of the hard work of climbing the mountain was all well worth it because from the top of the summit, the entire Valley of the Kings was displayed in front of me. It was absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera to take pictures as the local kept repeating "take some pictures, don’t you have a cell phone!"
Half an hour later, we left the Valley of the Kings heading towards new destinations for the day!
Thankful for having seen the Valley of the Kings!