Photos from our Egypt travels in 2012


Egypt 2012, a set on Flickr. Photos taken in Luxor, Edfu town and temple, Kom Ombo temple, Aswan, Philae temple, High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Esna temple and town and many photos along the banks of the Nile as we cruised between Luxor and Aswan. Taken between 27 August to 5 September 2012

Sindbad Hot Air Balloons, Luxor, Egypt review.


This is my second experience of flying with Sindbad Hot Air Balloons and yes, this trip was more memorable than the last (2 years ago) as we had to bring our balloon down in someone's back yard! We were collected at 04:30hrs from our hotel (the El Luxor) and taken quickly by taxi to the …

M/S Serenade Nile cruise boat: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Review)


Our cruise consisted of 7 nights accommodation on Full Board basis on the M/S Serenade from Wednesday 29 August until Wednesday 5 September.We were a party of 6 people in 3 cabins. Our cruise accommodation was booked through Sunshine.co.uk website which, according to their website "the planned itinerary for this 7 night Nile Cruise, including …

Getting prepared for shopping. Buying a hat – Egyptian style.


I found this short video again today and thought it may be good practice for our 2 friends who are about to join us on their first visit to Luxor and Aswan later this year. You can't shop in Luxor or Aswan without experiencing the "barter".  At first go it can be an altogether intimidating …

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