Our family's adventures living in Amman, Jordan

Egypt

I won’t bog you down with the details, the pictures speak for themselves.  This was a trip we had been wanting to take for years and finally got around to making it happen.  We spent three nights in Cairo, then flew to Luxor for four nights.  Although we left much of Egypt unseen, this was the most we felt we could do reasonably with two kids and a budget.  Cairo was everything you imagine it to be:  dirty, busy, exciting, historical, and fascinating. We saw two pyramid sites and learned there are around 100 pyramids around the Cairo area.  The museum was extraordinary and the girls were amazed  to see actual mummies!  Luxor, with it’s resorts along the Nile was more relaxed.  The Valley of the Kings was incredible and we loved seeing the massive temples and tombs with the hieroglyphics.   It was a trip made all the more special by the news of late. I hope no more treasures from this amazing culture are destroyed and that changes are coming that will benefit everyone in the country.

Here are some highlights of our week there:

Up close to the Pyramids

In front of the Sphinx. It was smaller than we had imagined it to be. This was Natalie's favorite thing!

In Luxor

Karnak Temple in Luxor

I think this is so cool! There were rows on both sides of the pathway.

Can I get one these in front of our house?

Luxor Temple

Luxor; Felluca boats on the Nile

One of the highlights of our trip was riding a felluca on the Nile!

Being on the Nile at sunset...what an experience!

So, funny---we watched this man try to drag his cow to the water. Cow wouldn't go....THEN, the cow decides, okay, I'll go to the water. We watched as the man tried to then drag his cow OUT of the river. Nope. Not budging. We laughed as the farmer then washed the cow's face and tried to coax him out after a bath. Nope. As we sailed away, that cow was still in the Nile and the man tugging on his rope.

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One response

  1. Linda

    Amazing pics (as always!) 🙂

    February 3, 2011 at 2:37 am

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