Pritam Rohila Travels

Reports of my travels along with some pictures

Dec 17, 2006

Part Two: Israel, Egypt, Jordan & Turkey

Section Three: Egypt
(Associated Images: 01 Pyramids, Giza; 02 Great Pyramid of Cheops & Sphinx, Giza; 03 Temple, Luxor; 04 Temple, Karnak; 05 Ramses II Temple, Abu Simbel)

We enjoyed our Egypt trip the most. From the moment we finished immigration formalities upon our arrival at Cairo airport till our departure for Amman, at the end of this portion of our travels, the local organizers took care of everything. They handled our luggage, as well as check-ins and boarding passes for domestic air travel. All entrance fees, the Light and Sound Show at Gizza, horse-carriage rides, and felucca excursion on the Nile were included. Even our tips were paid for except for the tips for our tour director, and the local driver at Cairo. Most of all, our tour director was very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful.

In Egypt, we visited the pyramids at Saqqara and Giza, and ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman, tombs and temples at Edfu, Karnak, Komo Ombu, Luxor, Memphis, as well as those at Abu Simbel and the Island of Philae, which were rescued by the UNESCO from being drowned by the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Also, at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo we saw the vast treasures of King Tut, including his condom!


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