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DeafDave is a Deaf person who uses Auslan (Australian Sign Language). He is from Australia.

Day Four of Egypt Trip – Luxor

The temples of Karnak and Luxor are some of the most striking relics of ancient history in the world. The Karnak complex is made up of four distinct sections, of which only the Amun-Re precinct is open to the public. … Continue reading

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Day Four of Egypt Trip – Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of the PharaohAmenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII. For the past 3,400 years (since 1350 BC), they have stood in the Theban Necropolis, located west of the … Continue reading

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Day Four of Egypt Trip – The Temple of Queen Hatshephut

A daughter of King Thutmose I, Hatshepsut became queen of Egypt when she married her half-brother, Thutmose II, around the age of 12. Upon his death, she began acting as regent for her stepson, the infant Thutmose III, but later … Continue reading

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Day Four of Egypt Trip – Valley of the Kings (KV)

We travelled by bus to the Valley of the Kings. A most memorable day. In modern times this valley has become famous for the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. In 1979, it became a World Heritage Site, along with the … Continue reading

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Day Four of Egypt Trip – Getting off at Luxor

What an experience. Sleeping on a tiny bunk bed. A bumpy ride. Airport style food. Breakfast was mostly bread. Dry! We arrived in Luxor safely. Phew!  

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Day Three of Egypt Trip – Sleeper train to Luxor

We caught a old clunky sleeper train to Luxor. An interesting ride. At least three times, the train bounced big time. Quite nerve wracking. Jenna and I slept in a tiny carriage. Our couches converted into sleeping bunks. Narrow but … Continue reading

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Day Three of Egypt Trip – Cairo Museum

We visited the mighty Cairo Museum for half a day. Too many things to see in a short time. The highlights of our tour were; The Tutankhamen’s artifacts, Pharoah Atenhaten (monotheism), the Royal Mummies section in the museum (Ramses II … Continue reading

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Day Three of Egypt Trip – Giza Pyramids

Giza Pyramids. The Sphinx. Awesome experience. Breathtaking structures. We finally sighted these mighty structures on Sunday November 11th 2018. The Pyramids were constructed between 2589 and 2504 B.C., the Egyptian pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, are a testament to … Continue reading

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Day Two of Egypt Trip – Cairo

We went to our hotel, Mercure and I didnt realise how close we were to the Giza Pyramids. Comfy beds and delicious food. Stella beer is very nice.

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Day One of Egypt Trip – Flying to Cairo

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