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  • The Big ValleyToday would be our last day of sightseeing. We leisurely left the Hilton hotel at 9:30 AM and rode for half an hour to the west bank of Luxor. The first stop was the Valley of the Kings, Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Apr 19, 2012
  • Aliens in Abydos?"Do you REALLY want to get shot over another bloody temple!?!" our guide Mahmoud asked us incredulously. "Do you want your kids to become orphans? Is this place worth it?" "Umm...sure," I responded. "Why not?" We weren't Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Apr 15, 2012
  • Temples On Top of TemplesDuring the night, our boat had sailed to its final destination of Luxor. At 8:30 the next morning, we disembarked for the 10 minute drive to Karnak Temple. While the complex actually consists of four separate areas, the Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Apr 9, 2012
  • Seth On the NileSince the 19th century, the fashionable way to see Egypt has been on a Nile River cruise. In the past, ships could make the journey all the way from Cairo to Abu Simbel. Since the 1990's, the starting Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Apr 5, 2012
  • A Great Simbel of EgyptUnlike the smooth, relaxing week so far, today would be more chaotic. We got an early wake-up call at 4AM to make our 7AM flight to Aswan and then on to see the grand Temple of Abu Simbel built Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Apr 2, 2012
  • Shooting the ShishaToday would be our final day in Cairo. After a 10 AM pickup, our van took us along the Pyramid Road from Giza to Old Cairo. At our hotel, they have an old photograph from the 19th century Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Mar 30, 2012
  • Evolution of a RevolutionA year ago, every TV news station saturated the airways with coverage of the Egyptian revolution. It took almost everybody by surprise. People wanted to know what was the root of all this unrest in Egypt? What Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Mar 28, 2012
  • Charmless SharmIve arrived in Sharm feeling pretty exhausted to be honest, and not in the best of moods after my ordeal in Jo Berg and a flight where a toothles old frenchman seemed to think we were pally enough for me Posted by cd108 in No Job, No Home, No Worries | Mar 24, 2012
  • Wonderful ThingsDuring the 19th century, the field of Egyptology really rook off. Led by European scholars and archaeologists, hieroglyphs were deciphered using the Rosetta Stone, enormous temples like Abu Simbel were reclaimed from the desert, and several new tombs wer Posted by evilnoah in The Travels of Two Couch Potatoes | Mar 24, 2012
  • Luxor and dubaiDay 4 - travel day  So today we were up again at 4am to attempt a hot air balloon flight and we are back in to the boat to cross the Nile! And we have luck! The balloons are up and Posted by Jeschristy in The Great European Adventure | Mar 21, 2012
  • LuxorDay 3 in luxor   We got up at 4am to go hot air balloon  for the sunrise which consisted of a short Nile cruise which was flat as an ice sheet,  but it was to windy to go up and not Posted by Jeschristy in The Great European Adventure | Mar 21, 2012
  • Cario - the museumDay two in cario  We woke up after a lovely sleep in and went to have a massive breakfast :) we were picked up again by Mohammad and we off to the museum! We asked about the civil unrest and they Posted by Jeschristy in The Great European Adventure | Mar 21, 2012
  • We are boarding & connecting to CarioSo today went super fast trying to pack my bag that was finally packed 15mins before we departing home. I was very sad leaving Bella. She knew something was going on she made me cry. But she promised she would Posted by Jeschristy in The Great European Adventure | Mar 21, 2012
  • CairoHi All, It has been mad! I mean busy-mad.... Please be under no illusion that I am working hard! This is the first opportunity i have had to write about my travels. I am in Rwanda at the moment, Posted by Lilla Merrick in Travel Expedition 2012 | Feb 25, 2012
  • Day 9.......Hi everyone, Sitting in a very dusty internet cafe in Aswan, awaiting the ferry to Sudan, leaves tomorrow, takes 1.5days...... Biking has been an experience, I luv challenging the traffic, which is somewhat crazy.....cars going up and down in wrong la Posted by gennesseb in Gennesse B and her bike adventures | Jan 31, 2012
  • Lazing around Sharm El SheikhSharm El Sheikh We have been lazing around the Red Sea for the past few days after 2.5 weeks of flat out temple hopping. The resort we are at and the location is excellent and the weather perfect. Whilst the official Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Jan 2, 2012
  • In the Steps of MosesDay 17 We all slept like logs for the short time we had and bounced out of bed after hitting the snooze button 4 times. Jessica was a late withdrawal after failing the fitness test the night before. To her credit Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 28, 2011
  • SinaiDay 16 Bloody hell. The first score I hear is Australia 3 for 204 then the first ball I see is Clarke being bowled and the next is Hussey getting a shocker! I have a theory....if your game plan revolves around Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 28, 2011
  • Merry ChristmasDay 15 Christmas morning and it started with a Skype session at 07:00 with the Anderson's who were gathered at Forest Hill. Good to see most of them. Pete, Leanne and Eliza had had to head off to their family for Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 28, 2011
  • Home from the DesertDay 14 Woke up after a cold night in the tent to a beautiful sunrise and a very quiet morning. We ate a breakfast and then packed the car up and basically took off....after we had our car jump started by Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 28, 2011
  • The DesertDay 13 We met our new driver and our 4WD, a Toyota Landcruiser at 9:30 and then headed off for the White Desert, "Sahara Beida". It was a struggle fitting in all our bags, even though we had left our 5 Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 24, 2011
  • From Nile to Desert Day 11 Waking up on the Crown Jewel and having our final breakfast feast was a sober affair but the show must go on. We were to be picked up and taken to Aswan airport at midday so we had Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 24, 2011
  • Damn the DamDay 10. Started the day with a visit to the High Dam. The Nile used to flood every year due to the rains in central Africa so the Egyptians decided to build a dam to control the water flow to Northern Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 21, 2011
  • A Lovely Day on the NileDay 9 6:30 wake up call for a 7:30 departure to see our 27th temple. Don't mean to be blasé about a temple that is more that 2000 years old and Egypt's most well preserved, but you start to take these Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 19, 2011
  • Luxor - Valley of the KingsDay 8. We were able to negotiate a 7:30 start with our guide after he suggested 7:00. This was well received and after another big breakfast we were off to see the Valley of the Kings, on the west bank. Wow, what Posted by mljjs in Ando's Meet the Pharaohs | Dec 19, 2011
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