Exploring Egypt

It took just about a week, but I think I have finally kicked the jet lag from my trip. It seemed to hit me much harder after the Egypt trip than it did when I got back from Jordan, but it finally dawned on me why… I got a reasonable amount of sleep on that vacation. I can’t say that was true on this trip to Egypt. Getting there kept me up for the better part of 36 hours, getting home was a somewhat more reasonable 20, there were two late nights at the Cairo airport in search of my luggage (including one that ended at 6 a.m.), the early tours started at 7:30, the late ones at 9 — all in all, not a recipe for getting a lot of rest.

And yes, you did read that correctly. I got up at the crack of dawn for tours day after day — several times, even earlier than I normally get up for work. Fortunately, Egyptians are as fond of coffee as I am, so it was rare that I had to board the bus, operate my camera, or absorb any of the information proffered by the tour guides while under-caffeinated.

The hectic pace, however, absolutely worth it. I saw a lot of amazing places and got to spend time with some really cool people. The slideshow below will introduce the sites, and a later one will share some of the fun we had along the way. Enjoy!

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5 thoughts on “Exploring Egypt

  1. Fran January 19, 2010 / 11:53 am

    W O W !! Fab trip. I volunteer to carry your luggage next trip 🙂

  2. common loon January 19, 2010 / 1:15 pm

    I agree in that all I can say is “WOW!!!”

    Thank you for sharing. Glad you’re over your jet lag.

  3. Mom January 19, 2010 / 7:47 pm

    I cannot top “FAB” or “WOW” but must add that I am forever awed by the old architecture — how much the centuries-old artisans accomplished with so little to work with! Your picture are a treasure for all of us who will never get there — so much better than National Geo !!! Thank you for all the effort it takes to share. Looking forward to the narrative that goes with the photos. HUGS!

  4. Susan January 20, 2010 / 6:34 am

    LOVE the Nile pictures!!! Thanks for taking the time to share it with us 🙂 !

  5. common loon January 21, 2010 / 2:55 pm

    We just got a postcard today – THANK YOU! Now, the camel on the right of the postcard picture, the one that has no rider – that’s because you got off to snap the photo, right????? 🙂

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