Sunday, April 15, 2018

Highlights from my trip...

The pyramids...cause it's Egypt!


Me at Abu Simbel. (Gotta love the hat!)

'Cause I love those birds...
even the stone ones.

The enigmatic Sphinx.

Panel of hieroglyphs at Philae Temple.


Hot air ballooning over the West Bank of the Nile near Luxor.


Pillars at Kom Ombo
Queen Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri

























View of the Nile from our boat.


Meet Egypt:  a crazy mix of ancient and modern!
My favorite street in Old Cairo:
a street lined with books.





















Another street in Old Cairo.
Although I have tons more pictures from my trip, 
I tried to choose just a few of my favorites, because
there's no way I can post ALL the photos I took.
So last of all (but certainly not least), here's the golden mask 
of Tutankhamun from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo:

'Cause it's just not Egypt without the boy king.
That's All Folks!

32 comments:

  1. Amazing views! I'd have loved to visit Egypt but I think my overseas travel days are over now!

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    1. I know what you mean...I don't know how many more overseas trips I have in me. But hopefully one or two more! :)

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  2. Great photos, Lark! I especially love the hot air balloons--so colorful over the monochrome landscape.

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    1. Thanks! Being up that high gave a really good view of what Egypt looks like outside of the cities.

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  3. The hot air balloon photo is indeed very beautiful!! And thank you for sharing these wonderful memories, I think you had a great trip when I look at this and I am happy for you!!

    Kind regards,

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  4. Great pictures Lark. I too like the hot air balloons and the boy King. These pictures make we want to know more about Egypt and I will be checking out the books you recommended.

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    1. Egypt is such a fascinating place! I'm really glad I finally got to see it in person. :)

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  5. Thank you for sharing these! I'm still amazed that people can visit this magical historical place.

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    1. I felt like pinching myself everyday that I was there because it felt like a dream that I was actually seeing all these famous sights for myself. :D

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  6. So fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the pictures! What a trip of a lifetime! I especially love your ballooning over the sites - how exciting. Thank-you for posting these.

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    1. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime for me! :)

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  8. Egypt's treasures are magnificent, your trip looks like great fun.

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    1. The flight there and back again wasn't, but actually being in Egypt was! :)

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  9. Wow, great pics, Lark! I'm sure you'd a wonder trip there. Thanks for sharing with us! :)

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    1. Thanks, Melody! I had a lot of fun.

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  10. Thank you for sharing these pics with me! I'll never go to Egypt but it looks so incredible. A street lined with books? We need one of those in my state!

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    1. Right? It was my favorite street: all quiet and dimly lit and lined with books. :)

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  11. Yahoo! Great pictures. Thank you for sharing! I love the street of books! I agree with Bark above, every state (or city) needs one of those! :D

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    1. Yes! We could all meet there for lunch. :D

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  12. I am so glad you were able to see so many sights! Looks like such a wonderful trip. Great photos of a great adventure. Thanks for sharing for those of us who often travel vicariously!

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  13. Wow! That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing, Lark :) Looks like you had the best time. So cool!

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    1. It was an awesome trip! Thanks, Nadia. :)

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  14. What a wonderful trip! Looks like you had an amazing time! Reminds me of Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos! :)

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    1. That's the book I took with me to read on my trip! And it was kind of awesome to be reading Death on the Nile, while I was actually sailing on the Nile! :D

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  15. Amazing! Great pictures of a place I've never been but would love to visit. Glad I got to see it vicariously :)

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    1. Glad I could help! (I travel vicariously a lot, too.) :D

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  16. Fabulous photos! I'm so glad you had such a lovely trip!

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