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Christmas Break 2014 Part 1 - Nile Cruise

Christmas Break this year brought me three full weeks of time off from my students.  What to do with this time off? If you are a teacher you know exactly how I feel and if you are not a teacher then I’m sure you are hating on me right now.  1,660 more words


Photo Journal Kom Ombo Temple - Egypt

(Day 2 Nile Cruise) Kom Ombo Temple-This temple is unusual in that it is two combined. One side is dedicated to Sobek (crocodile god) and the other to Haroeris (Horus the Elder) 270 more words


Photo Journal Aswan, Egypt

(Aswan Souq, Northern Quarry, and Philae Temple) Our Nile Cruise Adventure began in Aswan. Here the desert meets the Nile, ancient trade routes once crossed paths, and old kingdoms fortified garrisons to guard the southern frontier leading into Nubia and Sudan. 165 more words


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