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.
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.
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
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.
This is the first post about our trip to Egypt with Ama's Secrets of Egypt and the Nile cruise. We decided to add Ama's pre-cruise extension to Jordan. In fact we added an extra day in Amman even before the extension started - an extension to the extension. That was a good decision. Our flight landed at 9 pm local time and because we had a long layover in Frankfurt, total travel time was close to 24 hours. Jordan is 7 time zones ahead of our normal east coast time zone. We splurged on business class which made the trip very tolerable. The key was access to the United / Lufthansa business class lounges which allowed us to shower and clean up in Germany before our 4 hour flight to Amman Lebanon. The flight from Newark to Frankfurt was easy, given the excellent business class seats on our 787. Still, it's a very long travel day.