Well, considering I took over 400 pictures, fitting my awesome and incredible trip to Egypt into a blog is going to be hard. Here it goes...
Day 1- Luxor
We got onto the boat after a quick and easy flight and were immediately separated into an American only group. This continued throughout the week. It was like we had a flag stamp on our heads. I'm talking they wouldn't even let anyone sit with us at lunch. Anyway, then we met our CRAZY tour guide Shahhat. Nuts. After getting settled in, it was time for some sun. The tours start on Day 2. See our boat here.
View from the boat. :)
Day 2- Luxor (Karnak and Luxor Temples, Papyrus Shop)
Our first visit was to one of the largest temples, Karnak. Karnak was added onto by many Pharaohs, leading to a sprawling complex.
And then onto Luxor Temple. The large statues you see are of Ramses II, the Pharaoh at the time of Moses. He was into himself big time. His name was on just about everything we saw, whether he built it or not!
Day 3- Luxor (Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple, Colossi of Memnon)
Colossi of Memnon, built to protect the largest tomb and temple of the time. It is currently being excavated.
The Valley of the Kings was incredible! The entire time I was just imagining what these places would look like with all their treasures inside. It was also neat to see that they are still finding tombs even today.
Of course, King Tut's tomb was especially cool. His mummy was in there! (PS- He's tiny and very brown.)
Hatshepsut was a female Pharaoh who dressed in a man's beard. This large place was her burial temple. This day was hot!! 102 degrees plus. It was worth it though!
Day 4- Edfu (Temple of Horus)
See how some of the picture is chipped off? The Coptic Christians chipped off the parts they considered offensive. Apparently, the b00b of the lady was much less offensive then their faces. Hmmm...
For more pictures and info- Click Here I would go into more detail but my tummy still isn't back to normal (yes, I got sick, but on the last day). Maybe tomorrow.