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Karen and Julie Get the Point in Egypt

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S: Karen and Julie get the point in Egypt - February 2009

BC: Egypt: Journey of a Lifetime | Featuring Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Abu Simbel, a Nile cruse, and Luxor | Karen and Julie's photo book

FC: Karen and Julie | February 2009 | get the point in Egypt

1: Days 1-3 Cairo Coptic Cairo, Mohammed Ali Mosque, pyramids, Egyptian Museum Day 4 Alexandria Pompey's Pillar, the catacombs, and the library Day 5 Cairo, Overnight train Wadi Natrun monasteries, train to Aswan Days 6-7 Aswan Felucca ride to Nubian village, Abu Simbel, horse carriage tour Days 8-9 Nile River Cruise Cruising the Nile with stops at Kom Ombo and Edfu temples Days 10-11 Luxor Balloon ride, Valley of the Kings, temples of Hatshepsut, Karnak Day 12 Cairo Khan El Khalili Bazaar | Itinerary

2: Cairo | Coptic Church

3: Sunset cruise on the Nile in our own felucca -- complete with dinner and wine

4: Mohammed Ali Mosque

5: We | We were treated to our own private call to prayer demonstration

6: After a visit to Ibn Tulun mosque, we enjoyed a bowl of kosherie (a lentil dish) at a local restaurant

7: The Pyramids of Giza

8: Woo-hoo!

9: Getting down is not as easy as it looks | Me, too!

10: "Missed me, missed me..."

11: In the "City of the Dead," people live, work, and play in what is basically a huge, sprawling cemetery in the heart of Cairo

12: Khan El Khalili Bazaar, downtown Cairo

13: Alexandria | Shawarma sandwiches -- fast food Egyptian style

14: Touring in Alexandria | Amazing library | A rainbow!

15: A visit to Wadi Natrun, a Coptic Monastery

16: Overnight train ride from Cairo to Aswan

17: An evening cruise on the Nile... | Aswan

18: ...with gorgeous scenery and a visit to a Nubian village for an in-home dinner

19: The next morning we flew to...

20: Abu Simbel | The Kings' Tombs

21: The Queens' Tombs | The Queens?

22: One of Julie's many admirers | Abu Simbel was relocated here in 1968 to keep it from being submerged when the Aswan Dam was built

23: Back in Aswan, a carriage ride followed by...

24: evening of "sheesha" smoking (flavored tobacco... really) | Mom lights up (prelude to a life of crime)

25: Julie begins the quest to find her own sheesha pipe

26: Philae Temple

28: Cruisin' the Nile

30: Towel art | Shipboard entertainment

31: Kom Ombo

32: Edfu | Built between 237 and 57 BC, Edfu was the largest temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus

33: Valley of the Kings

34: The exteriors gave no indication of the riches within, which of course was the idea.

35: The more popular tombs were crowded. No photos were allowed inside; the ones at left are from the Internet. | Tomb of Ramsses Vi (not VII)

36: Hatshepsut's Temple

37: Hat | Colossi of Memnon | From hot air balloon the next morning

38: Up, up, and away...

41: Seeing the West Bank from a hot air balloon was the highlight of the trip. Julie's bubbles, floating with the balloons, enhanced the experience

42: It took five men to get the balloon down

43: After the balloon ride, we took a horse carriage to...

44: The Temples of Karnak

45: The Egyptian tourists seemed to enjoy it as much as we did

46: Mom gets the point... ... | ...and goes around the beetle (for luck in love) | Evening light show

47: Luxor Temple | Christian art was painted over Egyptian reliefs when the Romans invaded

48: Success at last! Julie buys a sheesha pipe after a long and friendly bargaining session with Mr. Abdul

49: Is it time for a nap yet? | Sounds good to me!

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  • Title: Karen and Julie Get the Point in Egypt
  • Karen and Julie's 2009 trip to Egypt
  • Tags: egypt, travel
  • Published: over 7 years ago