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November 29, 2007

Pictures from Aswan and Abu Simble—صوّر من أسوان و أبو سمبل

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Ths is the last batch of pictures (at the jump). This includes the pre-dawn bus-ride from Aswan to Abu Simble, the temple at Abu Simble, Lake Nasser, the High (Diggety) Dam, Philae Temple and Elephantine Island. Once again, some commentary is included in the photo captions, but more will follow within the week. Enjoy! (more…)

November 28, 2007

Edfu to Aswan—إدفو إلى أسوان

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Here we go with yet more pictures (after the jump) from the AUC-organized Nile Cruise.  Featured here are the Temple of Horus at Edfu, some more Nile River shots, the Temple of Kom Ombo and a few more shots on-board the cruise ship.  In case the reader is browsing here out of order, I just want to clarify that I intend to turn a much more deliberately critical eye to the material here in subsequent posts about Egypt’s tourism industry. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures, with commentary in the captions. (more…)

Nile Cruise—رحلة النيل

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Here are some more pictures (gallery after the jump), this time from the second day of the ALI trip along the Nile, starting with a tour of the Karnak Temple in Luxor and ending at the docks at Esna. Some commentary can be found in the photo captions, but be assured that I won’t let a lot of the sickness and madness evident in this sort of tourism slide by without challenge. More to follow within the week. (more…)

Some Pics from Luxor—بعض صوّر من الأُقصر

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The pictures (after the jump) were taken at various places on the first day of a Nile cruise organized by ALI in the area of Luxor. Ancient Egyptian sites included Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, The Valley of the Kings, and the temple at Luxor. There are also pictures of lots and lots of tourists. More pictures from the rest of the tour will follow shortly and commentary on the tourism industry in Egypt (above and beyond the photo captions) will follow within the week. (more…)

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