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Abu Simbel, Egypt

One of Egypt’s most impressive monuments lies near the Sudanese border. Abu Simbel, the Sun Temple, was built by Ramses II in the 13th century. It was constructed in such a way that the sun’s rays shine inside of the temple and light up the inner part of it– but only on the date of his birth and as his coronation. 157 more words


May 2014: Aswan and the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel

My first Upper Egypt experience was in December 2012. The daytime temperatures hovered in the low 70s, while nights were a chilly and required the use of a sweatshirt  or a jacket. 964 more words