Letter 5: Luxor, Karnak, and some 8ft Tall Cats

My daughter and my Mothah….living the dream in EGYPT

Letters From The Nile

Dear Sirs and Madams,

This morning, I woke up bright and early at 5:00 am to make an 8 O’Clock flight from Cairo to Luxor. Once we got there, we hopped on our new buses and made our way to the worlds largest temple complex: The Temple of Karnak. Afterwards, we followed the two-mile-long Avenue of Sphinxes to the Temple of Luxor, before boarding the Sonesta Star Goddess at 1:30.

The temples are known for their extravagant detail – mostly the ginormous pillars flanking the halls, the top of which still have remnants of color. When you look up, bright reds, blues, turquoises, yellows, greens, and occasionally violets color the detailed cartouches, nature scenes, and religious depictions on the walls. It took my breath away. Luxor and other southern cites are much warmer than Cairo- and since theres little shade found in the open-air temples, I had to watch out…

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The Middle Child and Mothah are in EGYPT!

Yes, you read that correctly: The Middle Child and Mothah are in EGYPT.  THE Egypt. As in Africa.  Please follow their trip here https://lettersfromthenile.wordpress.com/2018/03/01/letter-1-waiting/ I was trying to find a photo for The Middle Child's blog....but decided to make my own.  She has been obsessed with Egypt since she was probably 4 years old.  The books …

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Letter 2: Driving According to Cairo

And I am so very jealous that I almost cannot stand it! So glad you made it safely. I love you both.

Letters From The Nile

Dear Sirs and Madams,

We’ve made it! Finally, after a 9 1/2 hour flight to Rome, a 2 hour layover, and another 3 1/2 hour flight, we are in Cairo. The Airport was almost completely empty and everyone was very friendly. We were met at baggage claim by a kind representative from Viking- the company we were traveling with. two other pairs of passengers leaving with us, a married couple from Florida, and a mother and daughter from North Carolina. Other flights come in separately so I won’t meet everyone else until tomorrow morning at the welcome meeting. For the next three nights, we are staying at the Nile Ritz-Carlton with a Nile front view to boot!

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I’m not trying to brag, but it is pretty spectacular 🙂

Anyway, this post is not to tell you about my hotel room, but rather, how I got here.

After finally landing in…

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The Psycho Mother Rants about Her Bad Clothing Choices from the 1980’s…. (What the Hell Was I Thinking?!)

The Psycho Mother talks about her bad clothing choices from the 1980's. She even has some of her original Laura Ashley dresses, and they actually do still fit! Walk down memory lane and laugh.