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Monday, November 19, 2007

day 2 in the land of no shower curtains

freshmeat: look. i think those flies are having sex on our table.
me: good for them.






ahhh...a lovely 14-hour overnight train ride (slower than amtrack)...arriving in Aswan.

we were picked up at the station and transferred to our hotel. after an hour of getting ready, we were whisked off to the glory that is the Unfinished Obelisk. here we learned how obelisks were carved from the living rock and eventually shipped down the river to various temples.

next we were taken over to see the marvel that is the Aswan Dam.

then a quick boat trip to one of the islands to see Philae Temple (pictured above). this was one of the sites that was moved stone by stone as it was mostly underwater.

and then back to the hotel, where we are informed that we would have to be packed up, checked out, and ready to leave the next morning at 3:30 to catch the security convoy that goes to Abu Simbel.

we had dinner at a nice riverside restaurant where i tried kofta. mmmm....who doesn't love minced meat?!

tomorrow: the amazing race!

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3 Comments:

  • At November 20, 2007 7:29 PM, Anonymous KOA said…

    I heart kofta! Here it is at McDonald's as the McArabia Meal! I still giggle whenever I say that!

     
  • At November 29, 2007 5:11 AM, Blogger Heidi B said…

    What kind of fu#!@ng place makes you check out at 3:30am.?

     
  • At December 05, 2007 7:41 PM, Blogger vixen said…

    well, we had to be ready to go to Abu Simbel by 3:30.

    sigh.

    the convoy started at 4:30 am.



    if we didn't go, we could have slept in until the tour of some of the islands at 9:15.

     

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