The Archives of Traveling Egypt

Egypt was the first country to travel upon the departure of America on November 11 2007. I posted 77 times throughout 5 months of travel. Here are all the posts from old to new of my travels of Egypt.

They don't call this temple great for no reason. The Great Temple of Ramses the Second is the best of the best. The last temple on my tour of the temples of Egypt, although not even coming close to being the least. Carved out of the mountain on the west bank of the Nile (now Continue Reading ...

All of the pictures below are of from the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to Sobek the Crocodile god.One thing that can be said is that Aswan is more mellow then Luxor. The town is not as much of a hassle, and demanding, as Luxor is. Aswan has a lot of Nubian culture, also. Everybody Continue Reading ...

The Temple of Horus is very much like the Temple of Hathor, and also, is one of the most completely preserved temples from the Ptolemaic times - after the time of Alexandria the Great. The temple was started around 237 BCE and completed almost 200 years later in 57 BCE. Same type of design as Continue Reading ...

The River Nile.The morning view where we docked the first night.Absolutely relaxing, silence and stillness. The only words I can think of sailing on the Nile, just what I needed. The felucca trip was a major relaxing time. The first day we had great wind to the point that we just coasted at a nice Continue Reading ...

I toured the Temple of Hathor which is located in Qena, only 60KM from Luxor. This temple was dedicated to Hathor which is the same goddess as Ishtar and Aphrodite the goddess of love. The temple is virtually intact and a site to behold. Dark chambers, twisting stairways, underground crypts; this temple goes back to Continue Reading ...

The Valley of the Kings is certainly a wonder in itself. Being the big tourist site in Luxor there was bus loads of tourists. They did allow any pictures to be taken inside and I did not want to break the rules. They seemed very strict about everything.I did tour every tomb that was open Continue Reading ...

Noticing and observing the effect of tourism here in Luxor has been an eye opener to the motivations of the human heart, not that this is anything new in this world. The inner motivations of mankind are bad from the youth up. Moses wrote this 3500 years ago, this is still true today. The person Continue Reading ...

Today I went to see the Temple of Hatsheput. A grand site; a completely different style of design comparded to many of the temples I have viewed. Three shines, two on each side with the main shrine in the middle. Of course the main shine was for Amun. On the sides, one shrine to Hathor Continue Reading ...

Great news! Last night we all watched the football game of the finals of the African cup. Egypt won 1-0, they are #1 in Africa for football. I could just see everyone up in Cairo. Cairo is most likely going nuts.The family and I are getting more relaxed toward each other. The ladies are very Continue Reading ...

Today, I visted the Temple of Seti I and the Ramesseum which is the Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Merneptah, which was one of the son's of Ramses II. Yesterday I visted the Temple of Medinat Habu, another temple for Amun. Hatshepsut, Thuthmosis III and Ramses III constructed buildings here at Habu Continue Reading ...

The beautiful River Nile at Karnak. With my mind's eye I could just see Moses turning the Nile into blood.The west bank of Luxor has completly different energy compared to the East Bank, easy going for the most part, kind of the same as Al Qasr. The family I am staying with seems very nice Continue Reading ...

I just added over 100 pictures to Shutterfly. They are mostly from Bawiti, The Black Desert, The White Desert and the old town of Mut. More is on the way. I am on the west bank today, it has been very difficult to relax staying on the East Bank, I am happy I moved.Yesterday I Continue Reading ...

The East Bank of Luxor is inflected with very non-relaxing energy. Basically for the tourist anything can be attained; drugs, sex, you name it and it exists. For the local population the tourism makes them sick, unless they are making their living off of the tourism. The energy of Cairo is much better then the Continue Reading ...

Here is a picture of the Luxor Temple I took during the evening. I toured this temple yesterday. I also hired a guide in the temple area and found out much more informaion I would have not of known. Notice the two statues of Ramses the II? There was also six standing. There is only Continue Reading ...

I have arrived in Luxor. I took a micro-bus (station wagon) from Aysut to Qena, then to Luxor. The ride was wonderful along the Nile River. Today I am moving hotels to a better one in town. The town has very intense energy, although people don't hassle me due to the fact I speak some Continue Reading ...

Hello everyone, I am in Asyut tonight. I left Al Qasr today and traveled on mico-buses all the way to Asyut. The arrival was kind of intense because this town is kind of like a small Cairo just without the tourists and hassle. People are very nice and many people speak English due to the Continue Reading ...

Hello everyone I have been staying in Al Qasr this last week. A very nice small town with warm hospitality. Muhammad, the guy who runs the guest house and cafe is a wonderful, warm, honest-hearted guy, and he is a wonderful cook. He cut me a great deal on my two week stay. Each day Continue Reading ...

Today I just went today to check out Al Qasr and the rest house that is there to stay at. Super kick back and chill village, I will be there for a good week. I will not be able to post for awhile. Here are some pictures of the Black desert.There area (the above photo) Continue Reading ...

Tomorrow I will be heading to Al Qasr which is only 35KM from Mut, is a little town that has kept its look from the Ottoman years. We will see how long I stay once I am there. The hotel is only 15LE a night. I might not be posting for awhile, if I come Continue Reading ...

Having the opportunity to run into many different types of travelers has been an experience in itself. There is a big difference between quality next to quantity regarding travel. The longest term traveler I have met was a German guy traveling for two to three years, I met him Baharyyia. I did meet an American Continue Reading ...