I’ve dreamed at visiting Egypt from when I was little. The pharaohs history always amazed me, so much mystery. As supreme ruler of the people, the pharaoh was considered a god on earth, the intermediary between the people and the gods. In his role of ‘High Priest of Every Temple’, it was the pharaoh’s duty to build great temples and monuments celebrating his own achievements and paying homage to the gods of the land who gave him the power to rule in this life and would guide him in the next.
My first trip with my then lover and now hubby was in Egypt.
We went to a resort in Sharm El-Sheikh and from there we did one day organised trip to Cairo by bus, not too bad. It takes around 20 hours in total, the round trip bus travel, visiting Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, to view the treasures of Tutankhamun and other artefacts, the Pyramids and Great Sphinx, lunch and drinks included.
To Luxor we did one day organised trip by airplane this time, only 40 minutes internal flight and we explored Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Hatshepsut.
The pharaohs were predominantly male but Queen Hatshepsut ruled successfully as a female monarch for over twenty years and, during her reign, Egypt prospered. When Tuthmose III came to power after her, he had her image removed from all her temples and monuments in an effort, it is thought, to restore order to the land. According to tradition, a woman should never have held the title of the pharaoh and he feared Hatshepsut’s example might inspire other women to ‘forget their place’ in the sacred order and aspire to power the gods had reserved for males.
Whole this trip it was an WOW factor for me. So much wonder.
Nowadays is not too safe to visit Egypt but with organised tours still can make it.
So great memories 💕 I’m grateful that I was able to accomplish this dream 💕
What a wonderful trip!!!!! Thank you for sharing!
Dawn: Upper Egypt
by: Teresa Hooley (1888-1973)
Gleam on gleam in the veilèd dawn
The feet of the Gods are but half withdrawn;
The Colour fringes their garments’ hem,
And the stones of the desert remember them.
Where the white mists enfold each hill
Lingers their brooding presence still;
Still, though the glory of Thebes be done,
The twin Colossi salute the sun.
Lure on lure at the break of morn
The earth lies fair as the earth was born,
And the old Gods walk in the mist and the dew
Of an ancient splendour for ever new.
Have a nice Sunday!!!
Thank you Efi for the wonderful words! Have a lovely Sunday 💕
WOW! Egypt has never been a place that interests me but after seeing your pictures. Egypt is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for reading! It is something unique. 💕
Thank you 😊
I always wanted to go, but for me I think the time has passed. I love your photos.
Thank you 😊Never say never 💕
Of course you are right, but it is a crazy world out there…
Yes, it is. Hopefully will go back to normal one day.
A great historical place to visit. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.
We hope to visit there in the near future. 🙂
Thanks for stoping by 😊
Great Photos! Looks like a really interesting trip!
Thank you 😊 Yes, a very unique place 💕
Do you love to travel??
I would love to be able to travel always all over the world 🌎I think one life is not enough to discover all our planet 💕
Even I love to travel.
The images are awesome. Loved them.
Thank you 😊
You are welcome.
I would like to visit Egypt too… one day! Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience.
Thank you for reading! Definitely a unique place to visit! 💕