Years ago I set of to backpack around the world on my own. I spent over two years travelling, working and had a blast.
All the photos I took were on film (showing my age). I used to post home photos in one package and then the negatives in another letter just in case one would go missing.
These photos now sit in a bookshelf gathering dust. I am going to scan some of these old photos and put on a special slide show night for you! Don’t you feel lucky?
Should the house burn down at least I will have some of my old travel photos to look at.
Ever since I did a project at school on Egypt I longed to travel there and see the ancient ruins for myself.
Pyramids and Sphinx
First stop of course was the pyramids and I was surprised at how close they are to Cairo. You can see the city in the back ground.
Climbing into the Pyramid you go down a very steep tunnel which leads into a small room where the mummy and treasures were kept. You don’t want to be claustrophobic going into the chamber.
Here we are in the heart of the desert and staring at these four statues which have been carved out of stone. It was breath taking you could just stand there and look at it for ages. One of the statues is damaged but the rest are intact.
The statues are of Ramses II and inside the temple there are several rooms with more statues and carvings on the wall.
I have to confess that the flight to Abu Simbel was not enjoyable. When the plane landed we were flung forward, the plane was going sideways down the run way and the lights were flashing on and off. I remember thinking that maybe my time was up!
I thought I would never swim in the Nile as I have heard it is so dirty. Yet here I am swimming in the Nile!
Spent a relaxing night on a Felucca, a traditional sailboat of Egypt. A group of us slept next to each other on a mattress and I remember having the best nights sleep. It must have been from listening to the water lapping against the boat.
Valley of the Kings
Rode our donkeys for 7 kilometers out to the Valley of the Kings. From the outside there is not much to look at. Long decorated corridors are carved out which leads to the burial chambers. As they are deep under ground the colour has been well preserved. You are unable to take photos inside the Valley Kings.
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