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Tag Archives: Egypt
Egypt no longer on US State Deparment travel warning list
Ahram Online , Wednesday 23 Nov 2016 File Photo: This Aug. 30, 2015, photo, shows camels resting between rides with their owners against the backdrop of the pyramids in Giza, Egypt. (Photo: AP) Egypt’s tourism minister Yahia Rashed hailed … Continue reading
Posted in Foreign Policy, Tourism, Travel Tagged Egypt, safety 4 Comments
Ancient Mymmy discovered near Luxor
Ancient Egyptian mummy discovered ‘in very good condition’ Spanish archaeologists find remains in tomb said to date from between 1075BC and 664BC near Luxor in southern Egypt Sarcophagus containing the mummy that has been found near Luxor. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images … Continue reading
Posted in Excavations, Luxor, Tourism, Travel Tagged Ancient Egypt, archaeology, Ciaro, Egypt, Luxor, Mummies, New Discoveries, Spanish Archaeologist, travel 2 Comments
EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – HOLDING YOUR HEAD UP HIGH
Since ancient times in many countries like India, Africa, Egypt and the southern states in the US, just to name a few, people transported – balanced – goods on to top of their head. And in Egypt today it is a way to carry something … Continue reading
Posted in Cairo, Egypt, Travel Tagged Ancient Egypt, Balance, Bread, culture, Egypt, food, transportation, travel, women 2 Comments
PHOTO OF THE WEEK – AVOIDING THE TOURISTS
If you don’t like crowds and want to avoid being one of a group pushing along through Luxor Temple, making it difficult to see well, or anything at all, you have to go and visit soon. I know first hand what it feels like to be … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Stones, Egypt, Luxor, Pharaohs Tagged Ancient Egypt, archaeology, Bucket List, Egypt, Luxor Temple, Pharaoh, Pharaohs, photography, Photos, ruins, Tourism, travel, Travelling Leave a comment
EGYPT’S DAILY LIFE – EVERY BIT HELPS!
When this mother standing on the banks of the Nile saw our boat come closer she send her two boys in a rowing boat to meet us and offer us some fruit and a few trinkets . We didn’t want fruit or … Continue reading
IRANIAN – EGYPTIAN CONNECTION
Our headlines are dominated these days by IRAN and other countries in the MIDDLE EAST – most of the news is about war, how to avoid it or accelerate it. But in one of Cairo’s Mosques, the Al-Rifa’i Mosque, built between 1869 AND 1912, we find … Continue reading
Posted in Cairo, Egypt Tagged Al Rifa'i Mosque, Egypt, Funerals, Iran, King Farouk, Princess Fawzia, Shah of Iran, Tombs 2 Comments
EGYPT HAS CLEARED ANOTHER HURDLE!
With Mohammed Mursi no longer head of state – with interim President Adly Mansour sworn in – with promises of a new constitution – with promises of new elections soon – may these fireworks of July 3rd, 2013 be an omen for a HAPPIER … Continue reading
Posted in Cairo, Egypt, Government, Islam, Politics Tagged Cairo, Egypt, Elections, Fireworks, happiness, Hope, New President Leave a comment
TOURISTS – SHOW RESPECT
Many people in this country are displeased when immigrant, or visitors come to the US and want to keep their way of life, and their way of dress. I have heard people say, “Why don’t they stay at home, if they don’t want to … Continue reading
Posted in Egypt, Luxor, Luxor. Valley of the Kings, Muslims, Tourism, Travel Tagged Egypt, Frustration, Home, Ignorance, Mistakes, Muslim Countries, Muslim Dress 2 Comments
EGYPT GROWING BANANAS!
“Would you like to see the Banana Island?” Badawi asked after I had finished my tea, and he had done the dishes in the Nile. Wondering what else he had in store for me, and where there could be an island … Continue reading
VISITING EGYPT IS SAFE AGAIN!
Since the Revolution in 2011 we were warned not to travel to Egypt because it was dangerous. We heard stories about tourists being kidnapped, harassed and pictures on the television of gangs battling in the streets made us believe it … Continue reading