Comments: 10
Murder by Death 8 months ago
I want to see Egypt so badly, but so far, my anxiety still exceeds my desire. Hopefully the country will continue towards finding a peaceful way to exist with itself and others before I'm too old to travel.
We'd wanted to go for years before we actually did go there, but we always pulled out because of security concerns. Then we spontaneously took advantage of a relatively quiet period ... right before the Arab Spring.
Obsidian Blue 8 months ago
I loved Egypt. I need to go to the Valley of the Kings next.
It's infernally hot -- there and at the Temple of Hatshepsut (which isn't far away), too -- but it's plain ridiculous how many tombs there are, and how beautifully they are all decorated.

Where in Egypt have you been?
Obsidian Blue 8 months ago
Sorry I just saw this, I stayed pretty close to Cairo while I was there for about 3 days back in 2009. I was all over in Jordan though when I was there for 2 days. That was when I saw Petra.
I'd love to go to Petra one day -- so far, I've never dared (cue security, see above). In hindsight, 2008-09 just seems to have been the moment. Petra must be truly stunning.
Obsidian Blue 8 months ago
It was gorgeous. I had a great time doing it. I just did the day trip to the base and didn't do the three day excursion.
I'd probably be happy with the 1-day thing, too (gosh, I didn't even know they still did longer excursions). Abu Simbel was a 1-day thing as well (starting in Assuan), and that was plenty ... even if it meant literally starting in the middle of the night.
Awogfli - Bookcroc 8 months ago
Wunderschön!
Danke -- war es! :)