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Dec 21, 2010 - Karnak Temple

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Covering an area of over 2 sq. km, Karnak is a complex of temples, sanctuaries, obelisks and pylons that developed over a period of 1500 years. The largest religious structure ever built in the world sits at its heart, the Temple Of Amun. The faithful believed that this was the god’s earthly home; structures to honour his wife Mut and their son Khonsu were constructed nearby. To get a sense of the scale of Karnak, one would have to try to imagine at least ten massive cathedrals, built cheek by jowl, and then add...

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Jun 11, 2009 - Sailing on the Nile

After checking out of the hotel about 9.30am we all walked across the road to where the feluccas were lined up along the west bank of the Nile and boarded our felucca for a day of sailing. The felucca basically an open deck sailing boat with a canvas canopy for shade. There are no rooms, partitions or toilets on board BUT the deck is covered with a giant mattress so its comfy for sitting and sleeping. All meals are cooked on board in the underneath cabin by the 3 felucca captains. I spent the day zigging and zagging back and forth from...

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Taking the Long Way

Jun 5, 2009 - that'll do donkey, that'll do

salam everybody! things are good. turns out 46 degrees is too hot to really enjoy the valley of the kings though! it was so so so hot, and we were riding camels through the blistering heat. i thought my butt had recovered from the camel ride, but riding the donkey was quite similar and your butt does get quite sore! my donkey also liked to go fast, but he wasa bit steadier, also it is a shorter fall to the ground. yesterday i had a nice chilly shower then went out and did karnak temple, it was huge and amazing, and very very hot. when we...

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Feb 11, 2009 - February 10 - Luxor Temples

Luxor Temples After sleeping in, we greeted a cooler windy day. It was nice to get the chance to sleep in a bit and to explore the hotel area before getting back on the bus. At most meals we’ve enjoyed pita pocket bread. At the hotel we saw the lady who makes it, we also discovered a wonderful view of the Nile on the other side of the swimming pool. Though we never had time to use it. Our first point of exploration was the Karnak Temple. This is the largest temple complex ever built. It was a place of worship as well as the residence,...

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