Two Weeks in Egypt - October 2012
Day Eight: Luxor and the first Temple
Today was an early departure from Alexandria. We travelled by bus back to Cairo, stopping at the half-way point for a rest and coffee. We also made an unscheduled stop after the truck ahead of us hit a roadside barrier and caught fire. At Cairo Airport we boarded our flight inland (due south) to Luxor and the start of our Nile cruise. After boarding the cruise boat we returned to the bus to travel though Luxor to the nearby temple complex. Then back to the boat for an overnight stay before departing early the next morning. The cruise boats generally do not travel at night.
The Temple of Luxor
We arrived here by bus later in the afternoon. The sun was slowly sinking, giving a golden colour to the immense scale of the temple complex. It was out first view of the massive scale of the ancient Egyptian temples, apart from the Pyramids in Cairo. The scale of the work, and the skill of the stonemasons was astonishing.
From the airport to the cruiseboat
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