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: