Saturday, April 09, 2016
Our family of four (plus one set of grandparents) took a Nile River cruise from Luxor to Aswan during the kids' Spring Break from school. We also saw parts of Cairo before the cruise started. And, more importantly, we made many new memories (and even some new friends!). Here are some of our stories from that trip.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
On the Nile south of Luxor, you can visit the Edfu Temple to Horus and the Kom Ombu Temple to Sobek (and the crocodile museum there). Both add to the experience of walking through history, and were so very detailed even now.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
For Egyptians, the West Bank is the dead bank. The Theban Necropolis is where you can find the ancient pharoahs buried in the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut. After visiting both sites, we continued southward on our Nile Cruise and interacted with the local merchants on the shoreline.
|Our Ticket to The Valley of the Kings|
Monday, April 04, 2016
Luxor (also known as Thebes) is an ancient city in Egypt where many monuments and temples can be found. It's divided into East and West by the Nile River. What's really interesting is that Egyptian mythology influence the development and planning of these amazing structures such that the East Bank is to celebrate the living, and the West Bank is to celebrate the afterlife. Here's a preview of what we saw today:
|Photo: Entering Karnak Temple|
Sunday, April 03, 2016
By Greg BollrudSunday, April 03, 2016Cruises, Egypt, Foreign Service Life, Wonders of the World No comments:
Before starting our Nile Cruise, we flew into the ancient city of Cairo. The highlights of the day included visiting the pyramids, the Coptic Hanging Church, and the Egyptian Museum. We also rode camels, visited a papyrus store, and got a windshield tour of the city from the local perspective. A very busy day, but the kids loved it.