Our boat docked in Kom Ombo and pleasantly we did not have to board a tour bus, as the temple was only a short walk from the dock. The Temple of Kom Ombo is a dual temple to Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus the Elder. Balance was important to the ancient Egyptians so there [...]
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We just received an e-mail from Jose and Omar. They are floating down the Nile on their cruise ship and are about to get off in Kom Ombo. He was wondering where we were? Could we meet at the famous temple of Kom Ombo? In front of the mummified crocodiles? He was going to wait [...]
It is very hard to describe the feeling when you approach a market or bazaar street. Especially one in for tourists. The closest we are able to describe it is with the German word “Spiessrutenlauf” (Can you pronounce this?) That word describes a custom in history where someone who had to run down a path [...]
Mrs. Tolisano and Mrs Menger, I have missed you again! I hope you found my note. Omar and i had an amazing time at the Temple of Philae. We also drove by the Aswan Dam. I wanted to share some pictures with you and hope you had a good time too.
Getting caught up in the shopping on our boat, the sight of the Temple of Isis on Philae caught us by surprise. The Temple of Isis, like the Ramses II statues of Abu Simbel, had been saved from destruction by being moved. With the construction of the old Aswan Dam, the Temple of Isis was [...]
Bright and early in the morning we were greeted by a tour guide and headed out for four stops: the Aswan High Dam and the Aswan Dam, the quarry of the unfinished obelisk, an alabaster factory, and to the island of Philae and the Temple of Isis. We were keeping our fingers crossed that we would finally [...]
from Sunday, September 30th On board of the Sonesta Moon Godess We are up a little earlier than the wakeup call from the boat. Enough time to enjoy some quiet reflection on the deck. We are still docked in Aswan, ready for a morning of sightseeing before we leave to ride “down” the Nile to [...]