WAITING FOR TOURISTS- PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The political upheaval over the last five years has reduced tourism in Egypt, but the crash  of the Russian plane over the Sinai a few month ago, resulting in  travel bans by Russia and the UK  has brought Egypt’s tourism to a collapse which stretches from the Pyramids to the beaches in Sharm El-Sheikh.

Guard at Karnak Temple

Guard at Karnak Temple

Maybe we should not let the news media scare us, because if you ever want to see Egypt without having to compete with other tourists  – the time is now – and you will have this man all to yourself – think about it!
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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – EVERLASTING BEAUTY

THIS BEAUTIFUL SMILE CAPTURED THOUSAND OF YEARS AGO IS STILL WELCOMING US IN THE TEMPLE OF KARNAK TODAY!

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EGYPTIAN PALM TREES TURNING INTO ARMCHAIRS

There are 2600 different type of Palm Trees in the world, most of them grow in tropical or subtropical climates, and many of them can be found in Egypt.

I love Palm trees because they always bring up images of sunshine, far away lands and beaches – equaling holidays. It was during my last visit, in a small town near Luxor, that we found a nursery, where making furniture from palm tree leaves was part of their business.

It starts with this type of palm tree – sorry I can’t tell you the name because even asking the locals drew a blank.

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Once the fan like leaves are separated from the trunk of the tree,  the spine is cut out. It is flexible and strong, guaranteeing durability.IMG_0672.JPG-2

 

When they have been shaped into long, straight strips, holes, about two inches apart, are punched in.

 

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After assembling the strips these beautiful armchairs are the result . No, they don’t feel hard, or scratchy – on the contrary they were so comfortable that I didn’t want to get up ……

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and for Eco lovers they are a dream come true!

 

 

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH FLOWERS FROM EGYPT

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TO EGYPT WITH LOVE —-

THIS YEAR THE CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE BIRTH OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD ARE OBSERVED ON THE SAME DAY –  DECEMBER 24

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AND I WISH ALL MY FRIENDS IN EGYPT

                HAPPY MAWLID AL-NABI      

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FROM EGYPT WITH LOVE –

CAMEL AT THE PYRAMIDS          MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPPY NEW YEAR

MAY ALL YOUR HOPES AND WISHES BE FULFILLED!

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK – WHAT A SHAME

We are fortunate that the Ancient Egyptians left us such wonders to admire as these beautiful column bases in the back courtyard in the Temple at Medina Habu on the West Bank of the Nile near Luxor

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Is leaving our garbage behind their reward?

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