VLOG 9: Relaxing Aswan – beautiful morning view from balcony

VLOG 9: Relaxing Aswan – beautiful morning view from balcony

From the Movenpick on Elephantine Island you can enjoy gorgeous views of the Nile – and the Old and Middle Kingdom tombs across on the west bank. The day before, we had taken an exhilarating camel ride across the escarpment to see the tombs. This is one of the...
VLOG 8 – Feeding a Camel on Aswan’s West Bank

VLOG 8 – Feeding a Camel on Aswan’s West Bank

A true highlight of any off the beaten path Egypt tour is a camel ride to San Simeon monastery – up in the hills of West bank Aswan. We started our trek in the morning and gave the camels a little sustenance to start the journey. From San Simeon – we even...
VLOG 7: Djoser’s Step Pyramid – The Grand Entrance

VLOG 7: Djoser’s Step Pyramid – The Grand Entrance

November 26, 2017 – A few days ago we enjoyed a marvelous trip to Sakkara – Ancient Egypt’s immense necropolis of the North – from the 2nd Dynasty onwards… Djoser’s Step Pyramid is one of the great highlights of Egypt – the...
VLOG #4 November Day at the Pyramids

VLOG #4 November Day at the Pyramids

Bustling activity, lots of camels, vendors, horses, — an electrifying buzz in the air. Life has returned to the foot of Khufu’s Great Pyramid!
Inside Cairo’s Newest Museum – A Sneak Peak

Inside Cairo’s Newest Museum – A Sneak Peak

The National Museum of Civilization just opened this year. But it was a pretty “soft” opening. While the building itself is a magnificent edifice in Fustat – and inside an architectural wonder of clean lines and elegance — only one hall of an...
Day 1 – Crossing the Street in Cairo

Day 1 – Crossing the Street in Cairo

Monday November 20, 2017: We took a taxi ride to Islamic Cairo – where we tried to cross the street. It was about 230pm – and for this city of 22 million people in Greater Cairo – it was kind of a quiet day. Here’s what happened:
Pyramids, Temples, and Tombs Alive: Day 1

Pyramids, Temples, and Tombs Alive: Day 1

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