A belated Happy New Year to everyone and hopes for a much better year for everyone around the world!
Part three of my cruise photos:
|Darling Bedouin children with baby goat|
|Off to market|
A scale model of Karnak Temple is seen upon entering the site ......the temple is 55,000 sq. ft.
|On the way to the Valley of Kings..........you can see that excavations are still underway and we are told that only about one third of ancient Egyptian sites have been excavated.|
|First of 3 tombs that we visited...you are not allowed to take any photos or videos inside!|
|Temple built by the only female Pharaoh, 'Hatshepsut'|
|Colossus of Memnon,|
|A girl needs some time for 'retail therapy', so we visited a shop that makes high quality figurines of Egyptian origin. They are made from alabaster mostly but also other semi precious stones!|
Alas, it is time to head back to our ship and only another 3 hours on the road again!!! I LOVE EGYPT and would not hesitate to come back. In 2009, we visited Cairo and Alexandria and enjoyed that as well. My biggest hope for 2012 is that they manage to achieve the just government that they all deserve....