Tag Archives: Egypt

Sounds of Egypt: Travel Thoughts 12

I live in a quiet neighbourhood which backs onto State Forest. All I hear in the mornings and evenings and throughout the day is birdsong so you can understand Egypt was more than a little bit of a shock to … Continue reading

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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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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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Mirages: Something Different: Lens-Artists Challenge number 40

Sunrise in the Sahara was a different experience and one that I don’t expect to have again It was freezing cold but worth the shivers to see the sun rise over the horizon letting us see what a bleak landscape … Continue reading

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Words from Egypt: Pick a Word April Yr 4: Thursdays Special

Each month Paula from Lost in Translation gives us five words to demonstrate visually. You can pick five pictures or one word or show all five in one image. The choice is yours. This month the words are: resplendent, alluring, plagued, copycat, timeworn. The … 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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Abundant Nature in the Upper Reaches of the Nile: Nature: Lens-Artists Challenge

On a tour of ancient Egypt it was an unexpected delight to have the opportunity to go bird watching in the upper reaches of the Nile. In earlier days the Nile periodically flooded but since the building of the first … 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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Words from Egypt: Five Words January Yr 4: Thursdays Special

Each month Paula gives us five words to display as we like, whether it be one word or all, one photo or many. The words this month are:  crepuscular, coded, lofty, scintillating, and detox Crepuscular views are seen at twilight and the unfinished buildings are … Continue reading

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