Egypt

Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 4th, 2012

Getting to Abu Simbel seems a little daunting. But, it’s not. Base yourself in Aswan and then sign up for the daily tour that leaves early in the morning. After a 3 hour ride, you have a couple of hours to visit this impressive landmark. The monuments don’t sit on their original site. When a [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: April 27th, 2012

By day, travel in Egypt can be overwhelming: the heat, the amount of people, the noise, the crazy traffic, the hassling for baksheesh (tips) for even the most mundane task. It’s enough to wear out even the most intense road warrior. But, then there are moments and places that center you once again. Seeing the [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 9th, 2011

As impressive as the Sphinx is, the visit to see it isn’t exactly the most enjoyable during a trip to Egypt. Even in September, when I was there, the place was overly packed with people. But, once you get to a spot without people in front of you, you get the chance to admire this [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 2nd, 2011

Visiting the pyramids in Giza is a must while traveling to Egypt.  It’s on everyone’s itinerary. No surprise there. Most of the desert seems cut off from anything or anyone not related to the tourist trade. And, getting an original shot is difficult. As we were walking around, this guy riding his camel caught my [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 25th, 2011

 By far the best part of my trip to Egypt was the three-day felucca ride up the Nile from Aswan to Luxor. There were 5 of us on our felucca: me, my friend Zoe, and 3 guides/boatsman. I thought we got lucky by being on the Nile during a full moon. But, Zoe told me [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: January 31st, 2011

We arrived at the airport in Luxor so we could catch our flight back to Cairo for two final days in Egypt. It had been a long 10 days up to this point. Almost everything about the country overwhelmed me, and I was not looking forward to returning back into the middle of it. Four [...]

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