7. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  8. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  9. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  10. For Rinah.
  11. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  12. Juice.
  13. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  14. New Routines.
  15. Full Steam Ahead
  16. Before the sky goes dark.
  17. A day at a castle.
  18. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  19. All things enamel.
  20. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  21. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  22. All That Glitters
  23. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  24. Craving Indian Food.
  25. Just run.
  26. 2018 Travel Plans.
  27. The best damn apple pie.
  28. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  29. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  30. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  31. Inspired by candles.
  32. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  33. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  34. The perfect scarf for winter.
  35. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.
  37. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  38. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  39. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  40. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  41. Perfectly lovely.
  42. The design Gods are on my side.
  43. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  44. A few things I’m coveting.
  45. It was charming.
  46. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  47. The return of Heisenberg.
  48. Happy Me Day
  49. Birthday Wish List
  50. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  51. Friday’s Four
  52. The Fifth One.
  53. A new plant.
  54. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  55. Just 1 Hour.
  56. Friday’s Four
  57. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.

Since my Indian adventure is scheduled to begin in 33 days I figure I should finish sharing my Egyptian adventure with you all. You can get caught up on the previous posts/pics here.

The following is an excerpt from an email I sent home to family and friends. (And stay tuned for Part 5 where I share some pics of The Valley Of The Kings….it was one of my favourite sites to experience on the entire trip).

“I arrived in Aswan after a 14 hour train ride from Cairo. Yes, I said 14 hours. The train left at 10:15pm Monday night and was SUPPOSED to arrive in Aswan at about 10:15am but didn’t get there until about noon…so goes the travel in Egypt. You just gotta go with the flow…I visited the UNFINISHED OBELISK which would have been the largest of its kind but while the ancient Egyptians were carving it 3000 or so years ago it got a crack in the suface – they took this as a bad sign and left it alone :)……The next day I was up at 2:45am (yes in the morning) to take the bus trip to Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel is, again, about 3000 or so years old built by Ramses the 2nd (great pharoh who I think was a bit of a narcissist) he built it close to the Nile so that people on boats coming up the river from Sudan (and the rest of Africa via Nile) would. basically see him. But because of the floods in the 1960 or 70 something I think….UNESCO had Abu Simbel moved a couple of kms away on higher ground so the flooding wouldn’t destroy it. Had they not done that it would be entirely underwater, lost for ever. AMAZING EH? Don’t ask me how the hell they moved it because it is massive. It is a 3 hr bus trip to get to it from Aswan but worth every minute. It is right off Lake Nasser and…it’s massive. You can go inside it still and see all of the heiroglyphs on the wall and some of it still has colour!!!!! Blue, red, yellow…can you imagine 4000 years later still having original colour! And right next to it he built a smaller temple for his favourite wife: Queen Nefertari. It was apparently not common for this to be done for women but he was in love big time I guess.…….The rest of Day 2, Wednesday, in Aswan was fairly chill. I did a felucca sail on the nile with just the driver of the felucca and it was AMAZING…..
To be honest, while I’m enjoying myself I am a bit homesick – I miss everyone! If I had to leave tomorrow I wouldn’t be dissapointed but maybe that’s how travel is..the first few days you are overwehlemd and then you get homesick and then you get better. I only have 1 more week so I’ll be fine…but I do miss you all. Yes, all.”

And then it was on to Luxor. Here are a few pictures from Karnak and Luxor Temple. So you can get an idea of the size of these structures I included a few pictures of me (I’m 5’7″) standing right next to them. Massive, right?! And aren’t you just blown away that there are still colour on some parts (mostly on the ceiling of areas that aren’t exposed to sun). Incredible.

+All pics are mine 🙂

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Ekua September 9, 2020 at 03:00

Egypt looks amazing. When I see pics like this, it always reminds me of 6th grade when I studied Ancient Egypt 🙂

This is off topic, but I purchased a pair of Crocs flats. People thought I went crazy when I told them about my order, but I’ve been wearing them and people say, “Those are cute!” or “They’re not that bad.” Hehe. Totally bringing them along on my next trip!

Designwali September 9, 2020 at 03:41

wow…stunning images!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures September 9, 2020 at 20:48

Such awesome pics, my fave is the sailboat in the setting sun. I’m dying to get to Egypt.

mina September 10, 2020 at 08:21

I loved Luxor. I remember being astounded by the vibrancy of the colors too, especially since it’s an open air museum and everything is exposed to the elements. I’m so glad I went there before we went to Cairo because it was such a nice experience.

The shot of the sailboat is so pretty.

vapaus September 11, 2020 at 06:22

Egypt seems so magical and beautiful!

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