Saturday, February 12, 2011

Egypt X

Outside of my cabin on deck

Wadi El Saboua Temple

Live scorpion

Deadly horned Viper


Camel eyelashes!!!!


"Yea,right!You want me to do WHAT?!?!?!"

Me and my shadow!

Head of the camel caravan!

This one's name was Banana!

Egypt IX

After this last pyramid,at Sakkara,we flew south to Aswan.There,we boarded our first boat,the Prince Abbas,to cruise on the 300 mile long Lake Nassar,the largest man made lake in the world. Spectacular!

Sakkara:the oldest pyramid in the world:2686 BC!!!!!

Child labor in a rug weaving studio

Silk yarns

Monument at the High Dam

Looking straight up through monument

Mohamed,our wonderful Egyptian guide

tomb "guards"

Mohamed could read these like a book!Fascinating!

Kalabsha temple,on Lake Nassar

Talk about feeling small!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Egypt VIII

the Sphinx!!!What an awesome sight!

A common traffic sight

Memphis:Alabaster Sphinx 

Ramses II

The "Tourist Police":right after this photo they wanted a tip!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Egypt VII

Linda and I led the camel caravan for a ride around the sides of the pyramids...what a thrill it was! When a camel first stands up with you on it,it's scary...they are SO TALL and high off the ground!!! My camel wanted to trot...I kept telling him not to,but he wouldn't listen!At least he did not spit at me.

My view from my camel!

I've wanted to do this my entire life!what fun!

Harem girls!

View from on top of camel!

Egypt VI

   My first glimpse of the pyramids at Giza was SO incredibly thrilling!They are something that I have wanted to see ALL of my life!They are...well...incredibly awesome!Looming out of the morning smog,they were just stunning in their grandeur.I myself cannot believe that they were made by mankind,without the help of aliens!Truly!It's inpossible! And to think that at one time,they were completely covered in colored hieroglyphics!

Climbing partway up Cheops,the largest of pyramids

the noble Ship of the Desert

No photos are allowed inside the pyramids,but this is one of me coming up the stairs. Some of us were in a tomb by ourselves and chanted "OOOMMM" just to hear the Wouldn't want to be buried down there,for sure1

Egypt V

All these next photos were taken at Cairo's largest souk,or market. I love walking through foreign markets,no matter where. It makes for such great photos!
lunch break for Grandma?


Hookas for smoking sheesha

Need a larger suitcase!

Nope,not quite my style!