Egypt, Cairo and Luxor

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 💕

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22 thoughts on “Egypt, Cairo and Luxor

  1. 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    The feet of the Gods are but half withdrawn;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!!!

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