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Egypt – Day Nine – Return to Texas

Today is our return day. Our cab was supposed to arrive at our hotel at 1:00 am but Yasser called and said it had been in an accident and he had to order another. Our flight to Amsterdam is at … Continue reading

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Egypt – Day Six

We arrived by train at 8:15 am in Cairo after a very “jerky” 13 hour trip from Aswan, the train stopped numerous times along the way and although the service was good, dinner and breakfast were dismal at best and … Continue reading

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Egypt – Day Five

After sleeping in till 8:00 am we missed breakfast on the boat so we walked down the scenic shoreline street to the local McDonalds where we enjoyed a McArabia and coffee while watching the children swim and have fun on … Continue reading

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Egypt – Day Four

We got to sleep in today. Around 8:00 am we went to see the unfinished 130 foot tall Obelisk that was carved out of a granite mountainside in Aswan and which was to be shipped to the Karnak Temple in … Continue reading

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Egypt – Day Three

We visited the Edfu Temple early this morning (when it was cool) after a horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets of this small city. This temple is one of the better preserved Ancient Egyptian Temples and Mohamed told us some … Continue reading

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Egypt – Day Two

After breakfast on our riverboat we met Mohamed and driver and drove from Luxor to the Valley of the Kings where we explored the tombs of Ramasses 3,4 and 9. The tombs are large walk-in monuments chiseled into the mountains … Continue reading

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Egypt – Day One

Our taxi took us on an exciting ride through Cairo to the Airport and I found it astounding that traffic lanes are essentially meaningless. Whoever gets to an open space first gets the space. Furthermore, a driver barging through politely … Continue reading

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