Sunday 6 January 2008 - still relatively early. It’s 0930, we’ve come back from Kom Ombo, had breakfast and the girls are resting in the cabin. I am on the sun deck, watching life and scribbling notes as we drift slowly up river. Food for [...]
Very early Sunday 6 January 2008: Another bright and early morning - up at 0530 - for an early visit to the temple at Kom Ombo before the crowds. Increasingly, I mind less and less having to get up before the sun. Today, it feels [...]
The Edfu Temple is the best preserved in Egypt, perhaps in all of antiquity. The pylon here is an impressive 56 metres high, taller than the one at Karnak.
Friday 4 January 2008: We're up early, 5 am, so we can experience Karnak before the crowds. Situated right outside Luxor, Karnak Temple is the largest ancient religious site in the world. An impressive avenue of ram-headed sphinxes connects it with Luxor Temple. Karnak is [...]
Thursday 3 January 2008: Getting up at 0345 is not particularly child-friendly. Luckily, my daughters are easygoing. They look forward to sailing the Nile and seeing Egypt. A six-hour flight later, we land in Hurghada. Now, I won't knock Hurghada, because I didn't see all [...]