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I visited Egypt in early 2009. It was a place I had been anxious to visit during my previous two years of traveling. They pyramids and the other Egyptian ruins are some of the most ancient remnants of human civilization. Egypt didn’t disappoint. Despite a rather negative experience at the pyramids, my experience in Egypt overall was a positive one. I went SCUBA diving in Alexandria to see the ruins of the ancient lighthouse, traveled all the way to Abu Simbel, sailed down the Nile from Aswan to Luxur, crossed the Sinai Peninsula and visited the world’s oldest monastery: St. Catherine’s.

I know that the recent turmoil in Egypt has soured many people on visiting, but I would return again in a heartbeat.



Statue head on Abu Simbel temple

Statue head on Abu Simbel temple


Slave Hieroglyphics on the main Abu Simbel temple

Slave Hieroglyphics on the main Abu Simbel temple


The Alexandria Library

The Alexandria Library


Boats and Fort Qataby

Boats and Fort Qataby


Electrical Infrastructure at High Damn, Aswan

Electrical Infrastructure at High Damn, Aswan


Faluca on Nile in Aswan

Faluca on Nile in Aswan


Doorway in Aswan

Doorway in Aswan


Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo

Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo


Skyline of Cairo

Skyline of Cairo


Falcon Statue in Edfu Temple

Falcon Statue in Edfu Temple


Inner Sanctum in Edfu Temple

Inner Sanctum in Edfu Temple


Pyramid Profile in Giza

Pyramid Profile in Giza


Sphinx and Pyramid in Giza

Sphinx and Pyramid in Giza


Pyramids and the Giza Neighborhood

Pyramids and the Giza Neighborhood


Hatshepsuts Temple in Luxor

Hatshepsuts Temple in Luxor


Row of Sphinxes at Karnak Temple

Row of Sphinxes at Karnak Temple


Heiroglyph Carvings in Komombo

Heiroglyph Carvings in Komombo


Luxor Temple in Luxor

Luxor Temple in Luxor


Cows on the Nile River Bank

Cows on the Nile River Bank


Pillars of the Philae Temple in Aswan

Pillars of the Philae Temple in Aswan


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  1. Debbie says:

    Egypt fascinates me. Hoping to make it one of my next trips. Great photos!

  2. Max neumegen says:

    It’s been 34 years now since we walked the length of Egypt. I wonder how many readers were not even born then?

  3. Max neumegen says:

    Also have a look at dominic Gill tandem bike ride around Egypt, “take a seat, Egypt”.

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