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Luxor – Room With A View

It is often said that Luxor has the biggest museum in the world – KARNAK – but it also has one of the most beautiful hotels. The Winter Palace. The lush tropical fauna surrounding the swimming pool in the back … Continue reading

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ASWAN – UNFORGETTABLE PLACES AND PEOPLE

The kindness of my friends Sue and John to let me tag along to Aswan when they were celebrating their wedding anniversary made me see a place I can’t forget. We took a train in Luxor at 10 o’clock and … Continue reading

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KARNAK TEMPLE – MORE THAN ANCIENT STONES

Visiting Karnak Temple during my last trip I had forgotten how brutal Egypt’s sun is at noon.  When I arrived at the site around 11.45 am and saw the tourists going back to their air-conditioned buses I realized that my timing was off.  It is early in the … Continue reading

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SAQQARA -THERE IS MORE THAN A PYRAMID AND SAND

When thinking of Egypt, we see images of the desert, yellow sand, a burning sun, and dryness. Especially at Saqqara where the Step Pyramid, the first pyramid ever built, is surrounded by sand as far as the eye can see. But going … Continue reading

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