Luxor: Gems of the West Bank

Our last day in Egypt was dedicated to the sites along the West Bank. And what better way to end our getaway than visiting mortuary temples and tombs (poker face!). How apt. From the port, we had a quite long drive to the Valley of the Kings. As the name implies, […]

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Egypt: More Temple-Hopping

By this time, I had all information in my head mixed up and I’m already getting tired of seeing almost the same thing again and again. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean I’m not interested at all, I just felt the need to see something else. On our 8th […]

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Astounding Aswan

After a grueling 14-hour butt-numbing overnight train ride from Cairo, finally, we arrived in Aswan. We were picked up from the train station and were brought to our “home” for the next few days, M/S La Boheme. Aswan is our starting point to our cruise along the Nile River. Although […]

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The Search for Coptic Cairo

Being our first time to travel and explore, we hired a travel agency to do all the necessities for us–hotel and transportation bookings etc. We just handed them a detailed list of where we wanted to go and gave them a timeframe for everything. As most packaged tours, the agency alloted free […]

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The City of a Thousand Minarets

Before my Egypt series becomes completely forgotten, here’s the account of our fourth day in the country, a day trip to Islamic Cairo. Egypt is  predominantly Muslim and this is evident with a quite number of mosques dotted along its skyline. Known as the “city of a thousand minarets”, Cairo, […]

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