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04:2008 :: Egypt —

Two weeks in Egypt with 5,000 year old relics of a pharoic past and the surroundings of modern-day life was the adventure of a lifetime. As more days pass since returning to the states, my appreciation for each of my experiences becomes greater.

For me, the greatest pleasure was simply sitting on the top of the cruise ship capturing photographs of life on the Nile river. That's not to say I wasn't impressed with the massive scale of the pyramids, the market experience of the Khan or the beauty of Petra, but I guess life on the Nile was the one thing I haven't see or read about in a book - it was totally unexpected.

Below is a collection of way too many snapshots - a small percentage of the 1800+ images I personally took on the trip, but I found it difficult to tell the story of Egypt without mimicing the same complete saturation of life in which we experienced.

I hope one image speaks to you...

Cairo :: The Citidel, Khan el-Khalili and Mohamed Hassan's Alabaster Shop

The Pyramids of Giza and Saqqara

Coptic Cairo and the Egyptian Museum

Taba, Egypt :: Crossing the Sinai, Marriott Taba Heights and quad biking

Petra, Jordon

Nile Cruise :: Ancient Temples and Modern-Day Life on the Nile River

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Sonesta St. George Itinerary
3 Nights / 4 Days, Aswan - Luxor
FridayEmbarkation before Lunch at 11:00 am
Lunch on board
Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae
Afternoon tea
Dinner on board
Captin's welcome cocktail
Nubian Folkloric Show
Overnight in Aswan
SaturdayBreakfast on board
Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's Island
Sail to Kom Ombo maximum at 11:00 am
Lunch on board
Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo
Afternoon Tea
Sail to Edfu
Visit Horus temple in Edfu
Dinner on board
Sail to Esna
Egyptian Galabeya Party
Overnight in Esna
SundayBreakfast on board
Sail to Luxor
Lunch on board
Visit East Bank (Karnak and Luxor Temples)
Afternoon Tea
Dinner on board
Belly Dance Show
Overnight in Luxor
MondayBreakfast on board
Disembarkation at 08:00 am
Visit the West Bank - the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari and the Colossi Memnon.
For information on a Sonesta Nile River Cruise, visit them at http://www.sonesta.com/NileCruises/

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