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Abu Simbel Dec 2018

Today we disembark our cruise and take a short 45-minute flight to Abu Simbel.  The flights are quite busy so make sure you book way

Egypt

Kom Ombo Dec 2018

We return to our boat and continue our cruise south to Kom Ombo, an agricultural town famous for the unusual double Temple of Kom Ombo. 

Egypt

Edfu Dec 2018

After two days in Luxor, our boat set sail south for Esna passing the Nile lock before continuing to Edfu which was a flourishing Greek

Egypt

Luxor Temple Dec 2018

Looked out the window this morning from my cabin on board Sun Boat IV and saw many hot air balloons taking off across the Nile

Egypt

Luxor: Karnak Temple Dec 2018

Any trip to Egypt must include a Nile Cruise.  It is the most comfortable and enjoyable way to visit some of the historical sites along

Egypt

Pyramids of Giza Dec 2018

From Sakkara we continued to the Pyramids of Giza.  Built by the Egyptian pharaohs of the 4th Dynasty (2600-2500 BC), the Pyramids of Giza, have

Egypt

The Sakkara Necropolis Dec 2018

Sakkara or Saqqara served as the necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis, and is located 30 km south of Cairo.  It is not as

Egypt

Cairo Dec 2018

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is one of those buzzing and chaotic cities that you love and hate at the same time.  The noise, pollution,

Lebanon

Byblos July 2018

About an hour north of Beirut is Byblos.  Byblos is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, believed to have been first

Lebanon

Jeita Grotto July 2018

En route to Byblos, we made a stop at Jeita Grotto, one of the longest cave systems in the Middle East, spanning almost 9km in

Lebanon

Anjar July 2018

The ancient ruins I have visited in the past were normally of Greek and Roman origin.  Rarely have I come across an Islamic one.  Not

Lebanon

Baalbek July 2018

Baalbek is an ancient Phoenician city about 2 hours northeast of Beirut in the Beqaa Valley.  It was a religious center attracting thousands of pilgrims

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