Day 10 of Egypt Trip: Alexandria

We caught the bus from Cairo to Alexandria. We stayed overnight. Alexandria was an important city of the ancient world. For more than two thousand years, it was the largest city in Egypt and was its capital for almost half of that time. As an important trading post between Europe and Asia, it profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.

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Day 9 of Egypt Trip: Ahmed Ibn Tulun mosque

The mosque was commissioned by Ahmad ibn Tulun, the Turkic Abbassid governor of Egypt from 868–884. The mosque’s original inscription slab identifies the date of completion as 878/879AD. It is the oldest mosque in the city surviving in its original form, and is the largest mosque in Cairo Parts of the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me were filmed at the mosque.

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Day 9 of Egypt Trip: Khan Elkhalili Bazaar

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Day 9 of Egypt Trip: Aswan Airport to Cairo Airport

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Day 8 of Egypt Trip: Felucca trip

Riding on a felucca was wonderful. I have always wanted to go on one and my dream finally came true. The Nile River. How mighty this river is. Serene. Jenna my daughter and I found this boat trip very refreshing. the sun set was idyllic. We saw many different groups of birds form patterns in the sky while they are flying towards their destinations.

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Day 8 of Egypt Trip: Nubian Lunch

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Day 8 of Egypt Trip: Transfer to Basma hotel

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Day 8 of Egypt Trip: Philae Temple of Goddess Isis

We caught a ferry for the first time to go and visit Philae Temple of Goddess Isis. It was an amazing trip. I touched the waters of the Nile River for the first time. All the books and movies I have watched about the Nile River. At last. I was able to feel and ponder about the waters of this almighty river.

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Day 7 of Egypt Trip: Abu Simbel

We got up at 3.30am. An early start! We embarked Awsan wharf from our Nile Dolphin cruise boat and went in a small people mover bus to go to Abu Simbel. A 3 long hour drive. We didnt mind the long drive as we were able to doze off every now and then. The endless plains of sand. Sand. Sand!

Abu Simbel is an ancient temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site were created during the reign of Ramesses II (c. 1279 – c. 1213 BCE) either between 1264 – 1244 BCE or 1244-1224 BCE.

Reference
https://www.ancient.eu/Abu_Simbel/

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Day 6 of Egypt Trip: Cruise on the Nile river

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