Today I thought I’d take you on a virtual trip to Egypt, on a trip down the Nile.
Our ship was small, and it looked a little plain compared to some of the other floating palaces, but it was very comfortable.
We saw lots of felucca, the traditional sailing ships.
Each day we stopped to view various temples and ruins on the banks of the Nile. This is at Kom Ombo Temple.
We sailed past green islands, used for grazing camels and cattle, and looked to the deserts beyond. It made for a glorious contrast of colors.
Once we reached Aswan, we organized a trip to the fantastic Abu Simbel. This entire site was moved to make way for a dam.
We also visited the Old Cataract Hotel when we were in Aswan. Agatha Christie stayed here and wrote Death on the Nile.
The Mummy is one of my favorite movies, so I was predisposed to enjoy a visit to Egypt. We had a lot of fun, exploring both the old and the new, and I highly recommend the experience if you ever have a chance to visit.