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Insight Vacations

Guide: Hatem A. Abol Ata
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Tour: Wonders of Egypt Tour with Abu Simbel Option
Company: Insight Vacations
Bookings: 1 300 727 767
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Web: www.insightvacations.com.au
Address: 35 Grafton Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022  Australia

- EGYPT -

 

The Wonders Of Egypt was an inspirational tour to say the least ... and with Hatem as our guide, we could not have asked for a more passionate, well respected Egyptologist to take us on our journey through Ancient Egypt. Ask for this man by name.

So as not to bore you with mentioning all of the names of all the temples and places we visited, I have tried to give you just four photo's from each place and clearly marked the name of the location where the photo's were taken.

To be honest, there is simply too much history to tell and with the sheer volume of information Hatem filled my head with, I have only managed to retain a fraction. Put simply, I found Egypt and it's many wonders an awe inspiring experience that truly has to be seen to be believed. No documentary or photo I have ever seen measured up to actually being there. Nothing can really give you a feeling for the sheer scale in which these ancient people created architecture. Everything is huge. Almost every wall and roof is intricately decorated with hieroglyphs telling stories and offering sculptures that boggle the mind and what's more, so much of it is still standing many thousands (Yes Thousands!) of years later. I'll bet no construction company today envisages their buildings lasting that long.

Egypt is more than just the ancient wonders however, with scenery that is like nowhere else on earth and people who make you feel welcome and protected, although from what ... we were never able to get a straight answer. There are Police armed with machine guns absolutely everywhere you look, which for our culture is a little unnerving to begin with, but you soon realise that you can feel at ease.

Please understand that the photography here isn't the best as lighting, access and angles available were not always at a premium however, I do hope you find them good enough to get an idea of some of the magnificent things we experienced in this very unique land.

Alabaster, Papyrus, Egyptian Essence Oils and Fine Glass are some of the goods we were lucky enough to see being made and purchase along with solid gold Cartouche's depicting your name in hieroglyphs.

Enough of the idle chit chat ... we do hope you enjoy this brief glimpse into Egypt.

Click on this thumbnail to view the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics translation table, or just for fun, if you would like to have your name or other words translated into hieroglyphics for you ....
(CLICK HERE) To go to http://www.quizland.com/hiero.htm
We bought a Cartouche with our names in hieroglyphs.

 

 

EGYPT

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 The Citadel ... Cairo
       

 The Great Pyramids ... Cairo
       

 The Great Sphinx ... Cairo
       

 The Step Pyramid ... Mit Rahina
       

 The Memphis Museum ...
       

 The Sphinx & Great Pyramid Light Show ...
       

 The Hypostyle Hall ...
       

 The Karnak Temple ...
       

 The Luxor Temple ...
       

 The Valley of the Kings ... (No Photo's Allowed Inside Tombs)
       

 The Al Deir & Al Bahari Temple ...
       

 The Edfu Temple ...
       

 The Kom Ombo Temple ..
       

 The Philae Temple ...
       

 The Aswan Dam Across The Nile & Views From It  ...
       

 The Unfinished Obelisk ...
       

 The Temple Carved Out Of A Single Rock & Then Moved ... Abu Simbel (No Photo's Allowed)
       

 The Nubian Village ...
       

 The Nubian Village Cruise On The "Titanic Reborn" ...
       

 Cruising The Nile On A Traditional Felukah ...
       

 Cruising The Nile On The "M.S. Miriam" ...
       

 The "M.S. Miriam" Nile Cruise Entertainment ...
       

 Scenes Of Egypt ...
Cairo On The Nile View From A Bridge Edge Of The Sahara Cairo By Night

 Snapshots Of Life In Egypt ...
       

 The People Of Egypt ...
Hello ! All In A Days Work Nile River Serenade Feel Safe ?

 Egyptian Sunsets ...
       

 The Ancient Egyptians Built To Last ... Truly Amazing !
       

 Egyptian Oil Essence Sales & Glass Blowing ...
       

 The Abo Komsan Alabaster Store ...
       

 Hand Made Papyraus & Art Sales ...
       

  A Sneak Peek At The Accommodation ...
Marriott Hotel Cairo New Cataract Hotel High Tea - Old Cataract Marriott Hotel Cairo

  It's A Camel's Life ... Or Is It ?
Want A Ride ? Smoko ? "Dam" Good Dog ! Smile !

 It Wouldn't Be A Holiday Without A Couple Of Cheesy Tourist Shots ...
     

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