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Secrets of Egypt and the Nile - summary (12 of 12)

Susan Wolfson

We've completed our trip with AmaWaterways on their Secrets of Egypt and the Nile cruise tour.  We've had a great time on this truly bucket list destination.  

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Cairo in the rear view mirror (11 of 12)

Susan Wolfson

We left the ancient worlds of Luxor early in the morning for a flight to Cairo.  After landing we spend the rest of the day in Cairo.  But just like that, we fly out late that night, ending our trip.  We started in Amman Jordon and end in Cairo Egypt.  We'll sum everything up in our next post. For now, enjoy our last day in Cairo.

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One last Egyptian Temple (10 of 12)

Susan Wolfson

It's hard to believe but we have one last Egyptian Temple to see on AmaWaterways' Secrets of Egypt and the Nile.  Click here to start at the beginning of our trip.  We're still in Luxor and a short bus ride away is  Dendera Temple, dedicated to the god Hathor.

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Karnac: I'm thinking of a number.... (9 of 12)

Susan Wolfson

Today we are in Luxor, nearing the end of our Secrets of Egypt & the Nile tour with AmaWaterways.  Luxor is a good sized city and home to one of the largest Temples - Karnac.   This temple was built over thousands of years with over 30 pharaohs contributing to the final product.  It contains a sacred lake for priests as well.  This post is part of a series chronically our time AmaWaterways Secrets of Egypt and the Nile.  Here's the start of the series.

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Nubians and Crocodiles (8 of 12)

Susan Wolfson

What do Nubians and Crocodiles have to do with each other?  Today we find out!  We continue our blog series about AmaWaterway's Secrets of Egypt & the Nile.  Click here to go to the start of our blog series.

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Abu Simbel (7 of 12)

Susan Wolfson

We continue our series on AmaWaterway's Secrets of Egypt & the Nile.   Click here to start from the start of our trip .  We start the day very early for our flight to Abu Simbel.

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A Carriage Ride to see Horus  (6 of 12)

Susan Wolfson

We continue our Secrets of Egypt & the Nile tour. Click here to catch up from the beginning.  Today we are in Edfu Egypt.  Once we depart the ship we take a horse a carriage ride to one of the best preserved Temples of Ancient Egypt,  Edfu Temple, dedicated to the Falcon God Horus.

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Kings and Queens (5 of 12)

Susan Wolfson
Yesterday, we spent the day in transport from Cairo to Luxor via a short flight. But the traffic in Cairo is so bad, a 30 minute trip from our hotel to the airport could take up to 2 hours.  Our last blog is from Cairo, so feel free to catch up via the link. While the old kingdom's capital was Memphis, close to Cairo, the middle kingdom's capital was moved to Luxor because most of Pharaohs were from upper Egypt (southern region and at higher elevation) and they found it easier to rule from Luxor.
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Cairo by Day

Susan Wolfson

Today was our first full day in Cairo, having flown in yesterday from Amman.  Here's our previous blog from Jordan.   Cairo by day can be described as many things but snarled in traffic pretty much sums it up.  Of the 20 million people making their residence here, it seems they are all on the road at the same time and place.  Nevertheless, we were able to see two different things today with AmaWaterway's Cairo team, headed by our Cruise Manager Sami.

This is the hand carved fountain in Mohammed Ali mosque's (or Alabaster Mosque) outer court

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Rocks and Sand

Susan Wolfson

We begin today in Petra and end in the desert.  This is our third day of our extension in Jordan as part of the AmaWaterways Secrets of the Nile & Egypt.  Here's our first and second days if you want to catch up.

The Treasury of Petra.  This was actually a tomb, but originally people thought it contained great treasurers of ancient civilizations.

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