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Edfu temple & Luxor

EGYPT | Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | Views [519]

After a short sleep during which I woke up scratching my arm from “something” biting me, we had another massive breakfast before saying goodbye to the friendly family and heading back to the felucca. Before leaving, Aly & Jackie ... Read more >

Tags: edfu temple, felucca, horus, luxor, snacktime


Photos: Edfu temple & Luxor

EGYPT | Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Exploring Edfu temple on the way to Luxor, relaxing by a SWIMMING POOL!
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A felucca, a village & a wedding

EGYPT | Thursday, 24 Jun 2010 | Views [642]

After a late start we caught our felucca for the next stage of our adventure. This single triangular sail flat decked boat was to be our home & transport for the next two days. We were pleasantly surprised to see how large it was, with soft mattress ... Read more >

Tags: felucca, nile, nubian wedding, sailing


Photos: Abu Simbel

EGYPT | Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

The long bus ride rewarded by visiting the amazing temple of Abu Simbel
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Abu Simbel

EGYPT | Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 | Views [654]

The alarm went off at 3am, scaring the wits out of me, and we soon staggered downstairs to catch our bus to Abu Simbel. The bus-driver then spent bout an hour driving in circles picking people up – I think we passed our hotel twice! We ... Read more >

Tags: abu simbel, convoy, football, temple


Photos: Aswan & Elephantine Island

EGYPT | Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Climbing sand-dunes & exploring a Nubian island
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Elephantine Island

EGYPT | Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 | Views [429]

After breakfast on the train we arrived in Aswan and headed to the Nile Hotel, which as the name suggested, looked out over the Nile. We stopped for a quick meeting in the restaurant, where a massive group of tourists all sporting matching ... Read more >

Tags: elephantine island, nilometers, nubian home


Photos: Camels, pyramids & ancient history

EGYPT | Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

Our first couple of days in Egypt riding camels, visiting the pyramids & touring the museum
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Camels, pyramids & culture

EGYPT | Monday, 21 Jun 2010 | Views [1504]

We had a big day ahead of us so after an early breakfast we headed over to Giza with our local guide, Dina, to check out the famous pyramids and Sphinx. It was surreal to see the Great Pyramid looming out of the haze over the buildings ... Read more >

Tags: cairo museum, camel, pyramid, sphinx, train


Meeting the group

EGYPT | Sunday, 20 Jun 2010 | Views [399]

As we were only meeting up in the evening, I had the option of hiring a driver for the day to see a few of the sights in Cairo, but after a manic week at work and very little sleep on Friday night I decided to take it easy that day. I would have ... Read more >


Late arrival

EGYPT | Saturday, 19 Jun 2010 | Views [485]

After three months of slaving away in the UK it was time for my first real holiday (one asting more than three days this time). My bags were packed, I’d bribed a nurse into dropping me off at the bus station and I was off…to EGYPT! As most of ... Read more >

Tags: airport, cairo, egypt, hotel pharaoh


Photos: Last day in Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Sunday, 23 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Windmills and racing home
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Racing home

NETHERLANDS | Sunday, 23 May 2010 | Views [526]

Of course we couldn't leave Amsterdam without visiting the infamous sex museum. And I thought it was eye-opening walking through the red-light district! We giggled our way through the museum - I never realised there was porn so far back in history! ... Read more >

Tags: gps, sex museum, windmill


Photos: Cutlure & beer!

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Photo Gallery

Anne Frank House, museums & beer factories - all in a day's touring around Amsterdam
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Cuture and beer

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 22 May 2010 | Views [254]

The following day we were up bright and early to get in line to visit the Anne Frank House. It was very humbling to walk through the famous hidden doorway behind the bookcase and make our way through the rooms where the Frank family spent their last ... Read more >

Tags: anne frank house, heinekin museum, van gogh museum


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