Luxor, Egypt; Day 3

Luxor and Paris share some common traits. Both have famous obelisks, revered places of worship, Egyptian antiquities and major rivers dividing them into banks. In Luxor, the banks are East and West. Today we explored the great sites on the East Bank. Our first stop was to visit a DHL shipping office where we offloadedContinue reading “Luxor, Egypt; Day 3”

Luxor, Egypt; Day 2

Today was a rest day for the Adventures. After a cold night on the boat and a long touring/driving Sunday we took today off from the wonders of Ancient Egypt. Instead we enjoyed a slow day on the quiet West Bank of modern Luxor. We slept in. We had breakfast on the roof which seemsContinue reading “Luxor, Egypt; Day 2”

Aswan, Egypt; Day 4

For our Saturday adventure we took to the water. Many tourists who come to Egypt take a cruise on the Nile between Aswan and Luxor. There are different options for how to do it. One is a 3-7 night journey on a river cruiser with various levels of luxury. We saw about 35 of theseContinue reading “Aswan, Egypt; Day 4”

Aswan, Egypt; Day 3

We were back at full strength today with 5 Adventurers and headed out to see another amazing temple from Ancient Egypt. Today we headed 140 miles south of Aswan near the southern border with Sudan. Once we left Aswan, the scenery was desert for the entire 3 hour trip south with the same view comingContinue reading “Aswan, Egypt; Day 3”

Aswan, Egypt; Day 2

Our morning got off to a rough start as we woke to an Adventurer with ‘tummy troubles’. We’ve avoided them so far which is surprising since we haven’t been able to drink the tap water since early December. Some liquids and small nibbles did little to improve the situation so we reluctantly split the groupContinue reading “Aswan, Egypt; Day 2”

Aswan, Egypt; Day 1

This morning we said goodbye to our beautiful rooftop view of the Pyramids and the Sphinx. We won’t miss the room but will definitely miss the astounding view and the evening light show. After breakfast we headed for the airport and a short flight 550 miles to Aswan in southern Egypt. This ancient city isContinue reading “Aswan, Egypt; Day 1”