Egypt : Abu Simbel

We flew to Abu Simbel from Aswan by Egypt air flight. It was a 40 min flight. In afternoon we visited the temple. This village is located near the borer of Sudan. This is a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most famous Nubian monuments. The entire site was relocated due to the creation of Lake Naseer. Flocks of birds can be seen returning inland at dusk , they flew out in the morning to catch Nile fish. We watched Light and Sound show at Abu Simbel. It was one the…
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Egypt: Dahshur ,Memphis and Saqqara

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ For most visitors Egypt is synonymous with majestic pyramid of Giza and Sphinx. We decided to take a less traveled route on day 2. We took a cab from outside of our hotel , it was an old fiat model , looked straight from junkyard. ย The driver was also aged like his car but he was a nice chap. We first visited Saqqaraย , which was the ancient burial site for the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis. The main attraction here is the ancientย Step pyramid of Djoser which was under renovation. This is…
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Egypt: Giza plateau

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ We reached Giza in the morning by an overnight train from Luxor. The train was very comfortable. It was comparable almost to a standard hotel with a well made bed , private toilet and shower cubicle. Dinner was also included in the price. ย We were staying in a Luxury hotel for two days . After check-in we immediately left for Pyramid complex. I took some random street cab for 1 USD to take me to the entrance. On the way few locals just climbed the running cab and wanted to offer…
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Egypt Itinerary

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Part 1 Day 1: London - Cairo - Bahariya => ย Overnight flight from London to Cairo and from airport we immediately started our journey towards desert. The night was spent at a nice hotel in Elย Bawiti Day 2: Baharia - Black Desert - White Desert => Continued our journey towards white desert . Camped overnight at white desert. Day 3: Dakhla Oasis => From white desert to Dakhla Oasis throughย Farafra Oasis Day 4: Kharga Oasis => From Farafra to Kharga Oasis. Day 5: Kharga Oasis to Luxor => ย Kharga Oasis to…
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Camping in White Desert

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Shadows were getting longer. It was late afternoon; we were driving through the white desert in Egypt; afternoon sunlight on an eerie shape of wind carved sandstone resembled a lonely camel far away. We were on the second day of our desert safari. We started from El Bawati village in Bahariya oasis after breakfast. Our first stop was "Sahara Suda", Black Desert; the ground to right and left covered with black stones which are black volcanic eruptions from centuries ago. English mountain is the highest point in the black desert and…
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Egypt : Desert route from Cairo to Luxor

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Day 1 & 2 21/22- 12- 2102 ย Cairo - White ย Desert Our desert journey started immediately after we landed at Cairo airport . The car was waiting for us to pick us up from airport , we bypassed Cairo city and proceed towards the desert. On the we saw unfinished apartment blocks illegally occupied by homeless families, these were the effort of previous regime to provide mass housing for citizens. We saw glimpse of Giza pyramids over skyscrapers before entering in Desert. Twenty twoย kilometers fromย beginningย of the road ย the railway from Helwan…
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Luxor: Balloon ride over Kings Valley

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌย ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Mansoorย told me, โ€œyou should definitely do a balloon ride in Luxorโ€. I was not sure ; $150 sounded expensive. He finally convinced me. Next morning at 4 AM a mini bus came to pick us up. They collected people from various hotels and then took us outside city. Theย ground was huge. All companies operate from here. There were probably close to 100 balloon which were getting ready to be air-borne. We went up at the break of dawn. Weather was cold and bit foggy. It was amazing to watch first rays…
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