Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

April 4th, 2019|Egypt|

On the eastern coast of Egypt and the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula lies the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh.  We were early for SCUBA season, so the water was pretty cold (double [...]

Everyday Egypt

April 15th, 2010|Africa, Egypt|

One of our best experiences was walking about 6 miles through the side streets of Cairo from the local market back to our hotel. We had no idea which way to go through the maze [...]

Temple guards

April 13th, 2010|Africa, Egypt|

Demonstrations of the light hitting the inside of the temples.  The temple guard in the top photo is simply holding out his hand to show the sunlight.  It almost looks biblical, doesn't it?

Truly HUGE stonework

April 12th, 2010|Africa, Egypt|

It's hard to imagine the creativity, ingenuity and sheer muscle that went into making these collosal statues. In a time without cranes and without pulleys, these temples were erected by workers (not slaves) in honor [...]

Preservation

April 8th, 2010|Africa, Egypt|

Egyptian Antiquities Department and Unesco World Heritage are working hard to restore the beautiful temples and tombs of Egypt. You can see the colors in this photo of the ceiling, which would have been undamaged [...]

Modern day Egypt

April 6th, 2010|Africa, Egypt|

Predominantly Muslim, women wear headscarves, but they are very colorful, we only see a few of the full on black headscarves with slits for the eyes (those are more common in Saudi Arabia). Men commonly [...]

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