Camping in the Sahara Desert under a starry sky is definitely highlight of the trip!
Egypt Trip
KARENLEE
Mar 8, 2009   8 days
Egypt
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Cab Ride to the Pyramids
Cab Ride to the Pyramids
Cairo, Egypt
I guess we have more than 10 interesting stories abt cabs in Cairo:
- Two cabs have broken down and we need to push the car on the highway!
- If u can't open the door, just open the window and unlock the door from outside! This is normal!:)
Mar 8, 2009 6:12AM
Inside the Great Pyramid
Inside the Great Pyramid
Cairo, Egypt
Visiting Pyramids has been my childhood dream. And now I'm crawling inside the largest Pyramid of all!!! (150 max visitors in the morning and afternoon) This tiny tunnel leads to the chamber where Pharaoh Khufu was buried.
Mar 8, 2009 7:53AM
Giza Pyramids
Giza Pyramids
Cairo, Egypt
The Pyramids are sooo magnificent!!! Each stone is almost the same height as me. The Pyramids used to have a smooth outer limestone casing, now you can only spot the remaining part at the top. It must be truly blinding when they were new!!!:)
Mar 8, 2009 8:44AM
Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut
Cairo, Egypt
This must be the Pizza Hut with the best view in the world!:P We thought Pyramids are in the middle of nowhere, turns out you can see them on the road in the city!
Mar 8, 2009 10:57AM
Egyptian Museum
Egyptian Museum
Cairo, Egypt
This museum houses soo many tomb treasures, Pharaoh's mummies, all the important pieces of ancient Egypt!!! Too bad we can't take any pictures inside!! It should be even more interesting if we have a local guide with us:)
Mar 8, 2009 4:41PM
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Philae Temple
Philae Temple
Aswan, Egypt
In Cairo, everybody would try to cheat u, while people in Aswan are so nice! esp our guides are so trustworthy!!:)
This temple was moved from its original location piece by piece coz it was flooded by Aswan dam for half a century!
Mar 9, 2009 9:35AM
Long ride to Abu Simbel
Long ride to Abu Simbel
Egypt
We are in a 3 hrs van ride to Abu Simbel in a convoy escorted by the military the whole way becoz of the danger of terrorism.
Mar 9, 2009 12:54PM
Abu Simbel Temples
Abu Simbel Temples
Aswan, Egypt
This temple with massive giants was carved right out of the mountain!!!!!
Mar 9, 2009 2:31PM
Night Train to Luxor
Night Train to Luxor
Aswan, Egypt
Catching some sleep in a 3 hrs train ride..zzz
Mar 9, 2009 9:03PM
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El Nakhil Hotel
El Nakhil Hotel
Luxor, Egypt
This hotel is such a gem for the price we paid:P Enjoying our breakfast in this peaceful countryside:)
Mar 10, 2009 8:08AM
The Valley Of The Kings
The Valley Of The Kings
Luxor, Egypt
This whole valley contains more than 60 tombs for the Pharaohs! For most of the them we follow corridors down into the beautifully decorated chambers. Some tombs are just halfly done since the Pharaoh died before the huge project is completed:P
Mar 10, 2009 10:14AM
Hatshepsut Temple
Hatshepsut Temple
Luxor, Egypt
Mar 10, 2009 12:27PM
Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple
Luxor, Egypt
Mar 10, 2009 4:17PM
Papyrus Souvenir
Papyrus Souvenir
I love this souvenir! <3 Those are our names written in hieroglyphic:P
Mar 10, 2009 5:09PM
Luxor Temple
Luxor Temple
Luxor, Egypt
Mar 10, 2009 6:53PM
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Mummification Museum
Mummification Museum
Luxor, Egypt
They have how-to for mummy creation:)
Mar 11, 2009 11:59AM
Bazaar
Bazaar
He's finishing my desert+camel scene in 5 mins. Amazing!!! While we are waiting for our souvenir to be done, the owner of the store suddenly invite us to dance with them in the store!!!!! ^^
Mar 11, 2009 1:15PM
Bazaar
Bazaar
Shisha (flavored tabacco) is very popular in Egypt. You can find a Shisha "cafe" as easily as you can find Starbucks in the states:)
Mar 11, 2009 1:24PM
Felucca Ride in River Nile
Felucca Ride in River Nile
Luxor, Egypt
This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunset before catching a night flight to the Red Sea.
Mar 11, 2009 6:07PM
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Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Dahab, Egypt
"Red Sea" has only reminded me of "Moses crossing the Rea Sea", I've never thought it's actually a tropical paradise!!
Mar 12, 2009 11:23AM
Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Dahab, Egypt
Mar 12, 2009 2:53PM
Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Dahab, Egypt
Mar 12, 2009 3:01PM
Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Red Sea Moray Garden Dive
Dahab, Egypt
A lion fish!
Mar 12, 2009 3:11PM
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Red Sea Canyon Deep Dive
Red Sea Canyon Deep Dive
Dahab, Egypt
We are going to certify for deep dive in this canyon. Those are actually bubbles from other divers inside the canyon we are abt to dive into!!:D
Mar 13, 2009 11:04AM
Red Sea Canyon Deep Dive
Red Sea Canyon Deep Dive
Dahab, Egypt
We are at the bottom of the canyon...under the water!!!:) As part of the deep dive certification, we have to do maths calculations 90fts under the water!!!! (coz we'll have effects of alcohol due to the gases built up in our body in deep water) :D
Mar 13, 2009 11:10AM
Red Sea Blue Hole Dive
Red Sea Blue Hole Dive
Dahab, Egypt
This famous blue hole is 430ft deep!!! We got to be careful not to drop anything or ourselves down there!!!!
Mar 13, 2009 1:43PM
Red Sea Blue Hole Memorial
Red Sea Blue Hole Memorial
Dahab, Egypt
There are memorials right next to the blue hole for divers who had died in the hole. Accident usually happen when divers try to find the tunnel through the reef to the open water at ~170ft depth. Scary~~ >.<
Mar 13, 2009 3:35PM
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Le Meridian Hotel
Le Meridian Hotel
Dahab, Egypt
Our hotel is super nice but super cheap coz it's low diving season!!!!!! There's even a sea water pool!!!:P
Mar 14, 2009 7:04AM
Long Rough Ride to Sahara Desert
Long Rough Ride to Sahara Desert
Egypt
With two cars of people+one car of camping equipment, our guide is taking us deep into the Sahara desert!!! I'm so glad our guide used to be a rescuer in this desert, he can navigate by recognizing the shapes of the sand dunes!!!!
Mar 14, 2009 7:11PM
Camping in Sahara Desert
Camping in Sahara Desert
El Farafra, Egypt
This exotic camping adventure is unbeatable!!!! I'm stunned by the moment we exit our car!! Super soft sand+millions of stars above+moonlit beautiful huge rocks+nobody else within hundreds of miles!!!
Mar 14, 2009 10:46PM
Camping in Sahara Desert
Camping in Sahara Desert
El Farafra, Egypt
Our drivers are so multi-talented! They become chef, dancer, singer, musician!!! We had a great night!!! Where's the restroom? We all do it behind a huge rock far away from the tent hah, left side for guys, rite side for gal, then covered with sand:P
Mar 14, 2009 11:58PM
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Sahara White Desert
Sahara White Desert
El Farafra, Egypt
Mar 15, 2009 6:27AM
Sahara White Desert
Sahara White Desert
El Farafra, Egypt
Waking up early in the morning and enjoying breakfast in the middle of the desert. It feels so surreal and great!:)
Mar 15, 2009 6:59AM
Oasis in Sahara Desert
Oasis in Sahara Desert
He is our adventure guide!:) There used to be a village here around this oasis long long time ago but the whole village is under the sand now.
Mar 15, 2009 8:29AM
Sahara Great Sand Sea
Sahara Great Sand Sea
El Farafra, Egypt
This is why I love desert!!! You can never see the end of this creamy looking sand dune sea!!!<3
March is really a great time to visit Egypt, I'm not feeling hot at all even though I'm in the desert!
Mar 15, 2009 8:57AM
Sahara Desert
Sahara Desert
El Farafra, Egypt
It feels so great to step on a piece of land free of footsteps:P
Mar 15, 2009 9:11AM
Camel Ride in Sahara Desert
Camel Ride in Sahara Desert
Egypt
It's so funny that some of our camels keep trying to go to another direction becoz that's the direction where they'll have their lunch!!:P One Arabic word we learnt from the camel guide, "Yalla" to the camel means "let's go"!!!!:)
Mar 15, 2009 12:05PM
River Nile Cruise
River Nile Cruise
Cairo, Egypt
The highlight of the cruise is when one of the performers go around all tables while doing tricks, and sing pop song but in your languages!!! When he comes to our table, he is singing a very new Chinese pop song in Chinese!!!! Totally unexpected!!!:)
Mar 15, 2009 11:23PM