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Trip: Egypt & Tunisia

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Photos: Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 14 Jan 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Carthage, Tunis, Sidi Bou Said

TUNISIA | Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Alexandria

EGYPT | Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Cairo, incl. Coptic Cairo

EGYPT | Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Aswan, Kalabsha, Philae, Abu Simbel, Nubian Village

EGYPT | Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Deir el-Bahri, Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor,

EGYPT | Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Nile Cruise 1, Edfu, Kom Ombo

EGYPT | Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 | Photo Gallery


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In Search of Dido's Legacy: Carthage and the Bardo Museum

TUNISIA | Friday, 23 Dec 2016 | Views [245]

Carthage and the Bardo Museum It was dark as a few hooded figures wound their way around the ancient alleyways of Tyre to seven ships already loaded with precious cargo waiting for them.  As they crossed the planks to arrive safely onboard, the ... Read more >

Tags: archeological site, city visit, museums


Alexandria - Day 9

EGYPT | Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 | Views [270]

Day 9  Alexandria Alexandria is the site of legends and mystery.  The city in the great Delta area ordered to be constructed by Alexander the Great, who never lived to see it completed, has been the locus of some of the major events in ... Read more >

Tags: city visit


Coptic Cairo - Day 8

EGYPT | Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 | Views [228]

Day 8 Coptic Cairo Before heading off to the Coptic section of the capital city, Cairo Ahmad and I stopped at the Blue Mosque, which isn’t really like the one in Istanbul despite the nickname and having been built by the same architect. The ... Read more >

Tags: city visit, religious tradition


A Short Stopover Day in Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Monday, 19 Dec 2016 | Views [339]

I had a ten hour layover in Amsterdam and wanted to use the time to visit a few museums.  It is easy to take the 197 bus from the entrance to Schipol airport to the Museumplein or directly to the Rijks Museum.  There are a number of museums ... Read more >

Tags: city visit


Nubian Riches Days 6-7

EGYPT | Monday, 19 Dec 2016 | Views [316]

Day 6 Nubian and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses The boat docked overnight in Aswan. Aswan Ahmad met me on board and we headed out to a car waiting for us on the road above the boat dock. The first stop  was to the Aswan High Dam. What I found ... Read more >

Tags: egyptian temples, nile cruise, nubia


Ptolemaic Temples on the Nile - Day 5

EGYPT | Monday, 19 Dec 2016 | Views [228]

 Day 5 Ptolemaic Temples on the Nile The first stop on the cruise is to the temple at Edfu, which is supposed to be the best preserved temple in Egypt as it was protected by many meters of sand. The  Ptolemaic era temple is dedicated ... Read more >

Tags: egyptian temples, nile cruise


Luxor - Days 3-4

EGYPT | Monday, 19 Dec 2016 | Views [201]

Day 3 Tombs and Temples Woke early to catch a 7am flight to Luxor, formerly Thebes, the ancient capital with a couple of breaks, from the 11 th Dynasty (2120 BCE) to the 21 st (1085). As with the previous day, it should have been split into at ... Read more >

Tags: city visit


Egypt - Cairo Days 1-2

EGYPT | Monday, 19 Dec 2016 | Views [240]

Day 1 First Impressions and the Egyptian Museum Arrived on a KLM flight in the middle of the night and hoped that the agent with whom I’d been in online contact was actually going to be at the airport to meet me. The prospect of arriving at ... Read more >

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