Category Archives: Travel Theme

Edfu: Egypt : Travel Thoughts 11

We awoke to a glorious day.The Nile shimmered under the rising sun. We had left Luxor and travelled by night to the town of Efu located on the West Bank of the Nile. Here we were going to visit the … Continue reading

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The Theban Necropolis, Ancient City of Thebes and Karnak and Luxor Temples: Travel Thoughts 10

  Luxor had none of the hustle and bustle and pure busyness of Cairo which we had left in the early hours of the morning. Driving through the town I felt this was a place that I could return and … Continue reading

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Chinese Gardens: Harmony: Lens-Artists Challenge number 44

In response to Tina’s prompt for the Lens-Artists Challenge number 44 – harmony Chinese gardens have been evolving over the last 3000 years and have been built by emperors and other nobility to give pleasure or impress or by scholars as … Continue reading

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In the Valley of the Kings: Travel Thoughts 9

Roger and I woke at a reasonable hour the day we visited the Valley of the Kings. Those on the tour that had decided to forgo the pleasure of the balloon ride which took in all the sights of Luxor … Continue reading

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Camel and Balloon options – To do or not to do: Travel Thoughts 8

This has to be a decision based entirely on yourself but I’ll tell you our experience. I don’t have a good head for heights combined with movement. Roger doesn’t have a good head for heights. We had decided that we … Continue reading

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Weddings in Egypt: Travel Thoughts 7

Every night we were on land in Egypt we experienced a wedding. It made us interested to know what the traditions are in Egypt regarding weddings as the couple above arrived at the reception venue a long time before the … Continue reading

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Nubian Curves: Lens-Artists Challenge:

We approached the Nubian village from the Nile. The houses were quite different to the Egyptian Houses we’d been used to seeing. These ones were colourful and used curves to great effect. Vaulted ceilings were common and the houses traditionally … Continue reading

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