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Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Egypt.....

In 2000 we enjoyed a Nile Cruise, which gave us the opportunity to see the many temples and sites of Egypt.

I thought you may like to see some photos of what we saw and what we got up to, here goes.

Click on photographs to enlarge.
photographs copyright 2007Of course we have to start with the most famous of the tombs - Tutankhamun.

The paintings inside were amazing but you are not allowed to take photographs in any of the tombs because flash photography harms them apparently, and of course you can buy postcards of said paintings!



Here we approaching Hapsetshut temple. Hapsetshut was the woman who was king.
Can you imagine how they built that?





We were able to take photographs of the wall paintings here. The colours are so vibrant even after thousands of years.


Approaching Philae.

Philae was rebuilt on higher ground when it was almost lost in a flood. Read about it here.




The entrance to Philae and the colonnade inside the temple. MWM said I spoilt this picture because I'm peeping round one of the pillars. Cheek!







These are the ram-headed sphynx at the entrance to Karnak Temple.
And the hypostyle hall. That's me in the yellow t-shirt.





Hieroglyphs.


After all that hot and dusty sightseeing we took a sail in a felucca. Once we'd set sail the 'boy' got his bag of goods out - well he'd got a captive audience!



Of course it wasn't all sightseeing we had lots of fun too!





Here's my very own Indiana Jones being very brave putting snakes round his neck. I kept well out of the way and used the zoom on the camera!





Making mummies, fun night on the boat.



Of course there was the obligatory 'Traditional' fancy dress party. The shop on the boat sold everything you could possibly need. Now there's a surprise!
Still if my friend Queenie ever has a fancy dress barbeque we have something to wear!
Of course we got to round every day off with a relaxing drink whilst watching the sun set on the Nile.
Perfect!
My knee
Wednesday 16th May
Improving every day.

29 comments:

Elween said...

oh, you are makine me sooo...jealous coz Egypt is one of my first choice destination for tourism which i have never been to!! Hapsetshut is one of favourite character among all the pharoahs though she was not burried in the Valley of kings (am i right? )

Akelamalu said...

Elween it was my first choice too. My FIL gave us the choice of an all expenses paid holiday to either America or Egypt - I chose Egypt!

aka_Nik said...

How cool!! It looks like such fun. Let me know if you ever get to America, I'll tell you good places to see, and if I'm living there maybe you could stop by!

Akelamalu said...

Nik
Oh we fully intend to go to America, perhaps in a couple of years. I want to go to Nashville and New Orleans most of all - I hope you're there when I am! :)

rhea said...

I would like to see Egypt one day. Very cool travelogue.

Akelamalu said...

Rhea
Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Queenie said...

Whaa!
I want to be there. How many camels did mwm get????

Akelamalu said...

queenie you know he wouldn't swap me for anything!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

gosh i am having trouble seeing this. it looks like pink on pink. sorry...

smiles, bee

CG said...

I'd love to go to Egypt!! one day...

david santos said...

Thanks for Madeleine!

Akelamalu said...

Bee sorry you can't see the pictures. :(

cg I hope you get there. :)

david I hope there's news soon.

Josh said...

Hey, that looks like a whole lot of fun.

Cream said...

How many Camels!!! Is Queenie still thinking of cigarettes???

Great photos, Akela.

Funny but before I enlarge the second one, I wondered why you took a photo of street drains...

"Early Bird" said...

I so enjoyed this post! I think you just made that pic by peeping around so spitting a rasberry at MWM...teehee!!

Linda said...

That looks like it was the trip of a lifetime! Those pictures show what I'm sure are some great memories for you!

la bellina mammina said...

felt like I was on the trip with you - all those photos... Wait till I write about my trip to Athens this summer ha ha!

RUTH said...

If I had to pick one place in the world abroad that I'd like to go it would be Egypt. As a child I was fascinated by all things Egyptian and wanted to be an archeologist. Thanks for the photo tour.

Elween said...

you made a brilliant choice, Aunty Akelamalu! :)

P/S :: though i am sitting for exam, i will still be running by, just that i am not going to post till my exam is over. take care :)

Catch said...

Very nice pictures....thank you for sharing photos of a place I would never see otherwise!

Akelamalu said...

josh It was!

Cream
Yes I think she is!
I can see why you would think they were drains from that distance! :)

early bird
:) That's exactly what I was doing!

Linda
It had always been my dream to go to Egypt, but I still have to see the Pyramids yet!

la bellina mammina
Can't wait to see your photos of Athens, that's somewhere else I need to visit.

Ruth
I have always been fascinated by all thing Egyptian too and would have loved to have been on archeological dig, alas the knee put paid to that!

Elween
You made me an honorary Auntie? :)
Glad you'll still be dropping by. Good luck with the exams.

Catch
My pleasure, I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Oh next time choose America so we can meet my friend and I will take you all over to tour and make you tea...LOL
Beautiful pictures . I love the one of you.

Hugs,

Angel ( D.)

Akelamalu said...

Angel
Oh I fully intend to come to America, once I can walk without hinderance, and I'd love to take tea with you.
Glad you like the pictures. :)

MarmiteToasty said...

WOW, looks like you had an amazing time in a well good place.... lovely photos....

I paid for my oldest lad and his girlfriend to go to Egypt for a fortnight just over a year ago for his girlfriends 21st birthday pressie...... thought the memories were better then a bit of jewellery.... they also had an amazing time......

Welcome home.....xxxxxxx

MarmiteToasty said...

ps........ and me sister lived there for 3 years..... all to do with her hubbies job...... and I still never got the chance to go....

x

quilly said...

Oh! I want to go!

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