Egypt 🇪🇬 ~ “Just In Case You Missed It”

Egypt 🇪🇬 Year-To-Date; Completed Travel Stats

Currently through: February 16, 2020

Total Miles Traveled to date:  87,640 Miles

Since November of 2018, when I began this record  keeping, we have traveled through 27 countries…

(But, in total, I have visited 74 countries thus far, and Daryl around 50. We have many more country adventures ahead)!

For our 27th Stop:  ~Egypt 🇪🇬 

We flew by plane from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 🇪🇹 to Luxor, via Cairo, then to Hurghada from Luxor via Cairo again……1275 Miles

Egypt 🇪🇬 ✅ To and thru: 1699 Miles

We traveled by way of: Plane ✈️, Taxi 🚕, Boat, horse/carriage, small people mover trains and walking

List of Traveling Points: From Luxor to the East and West Banks of The Nile:

Valley of the Kings: Tomb of Ramesses III, Tomb of Ramesses IV, and King Tuts Tomb.

Valley of the Queens: Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Tomb of Merneptah, Workers Tombs~ Deir el-Medina and The Temple of Deir el-Medina.

Medinet Habu Temple, Ramesseum Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

Alabaster Shop and Town of Hurghada/ Makadi Bay at Labranda Royal Makadi Resort on the Red Sea 

backstory…

We began (again) from LAX, California, USA 🇺🇸 November 2, 2018.  We were gone for another full-time year of travel, prior, but did not have an official travel blog, yet. Now, we we have new Travel Blog Websites to post on, to prevent any further loss of our travel stories by Facebook.

Daryl: World Traveler
https://m.facebook.com/worldtraveleronthego/
Pen: Bunny Chronicles
https://m.facebook.com/bunnychronicles/

In addition, we have photos available for viewing, which go way far back in our world travel on our photo websites:        

http://picsbypen.smugmug.com

http://picsbydaryl-smugmug.biz

Since November of 2018:

   1. Vietnam 🇻🇳✅    

        12,906 Miles

   2. Cambodia 🇰🇭✅

           1,860 Miles

   3. Vietnam 🇻🇳✅ 

               870 Miles

   4. Malaysia, Borneo🇲🇾✅

            3,155 Miles

   5. Brunei 🇧🇳 ✅

                 672 Miles

   6. Philippines 🇵🇭✅

            4,112 Miles

   7.  Papua N. Guinea🇵🇬✅

            7,478 Miles

   8. Philippines 🇵🇭✅

            4,112 Miles

   9. Taiwan 🇹🇼✅

            1,817 Miles

10. South Korea 🇰🇷 ✅

             3,516 Miles

11. Japan 🇯🇵✅

              1,866 Miles

12. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿✅

13. Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬✅

14. Uzbekistan 🇺🇿✅

15. Tajikistan 🇹🇯✅

16. Turkmenistan 🇹🇲✅

               6,355 Miles

17. Mongolia 🇲🇳✅

               4,854 Miles

18. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿✅ 

               3,851 Miles

19. UAE 🇦🇪✅

                2,147 Miles

20. India 🇮🇳✅

                 9,742 Miles

 21. Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 ✅

                 1,803 Miles

22. Thailand 🇹🇭 ✅                          

                 1,630 Miles

23. Indonesia 🇮🇩 ✅                        

                  1,750 Miles 

24. Singapore 🇸🇬 ✅

                  1,231 Miles

25.  Uganda 🇺🇬 ✅

                   6,574 Miles

26. Ethiopia 🇪🇹 ✅

                   4,054 Miles      

27. Egypt 🇪🇬 ✅

   1,699 Miles

“Egypt 🇪🇬 ~The Red Sea in Hurghada”

We chose to end our time In Egypt at an all-inclusive resort on the coastline of The Red Sea called Makadi Bay. The property was lovely, and for an underdeveloped country, it was a mostly enjoyable stay.

We flew from Luxor, via Cairo, to Hurghada. We found ourselves in a resort that is operated by a German company, where the guests were all German… some guests coming year after year around this time, to rd she their cold winters. English was not a chosen language at all, but we got by. It was “assumed” we were also German, when staff and other guests spoke to us in German. We would correct, and confirm we were Americans; to great astonishment, because, apparently, Americans do not frequent Hurghada.

We relaxed, and enjoyed about five days of our time, through Valentines Day in a bungalow by the water. We did have plans to dive in the Red Sea, but between the cold weather (very chilly seas) and the fact I’m recovering from a bout of Pneumonia, it wasn’t meant to be.

Life happens, no matter where ones goes in the world

The Red Sea from the plane
Labranda Royal Makadi
Happy Valentines Day Dinner spread!
Our bungalow next to the water
It was nice.. a bit dated, but it was fine
Coffee and a view… nice

“Egypt 🇪🇬 ~The Nile River; The Breadbasket of The Old World”

The magic Nile, the source for water in a desert that has protectEd Egypt from invaders of jealous cultures.
This source of life, transportation and protectorate of civilization has been viable for tens of thousands of years. Traveling down and up this river, we see ancient structures built by ancestors of people we see in current, every day. Many people are still living essentially the same way people have lived over the eons.

As always, the people living their daily lives shows us what the pulse of life is in Egypt. The people with the beasts  of burden; donkeys, pulling their carts. They are moving in a time warp of learned traditions. The markets are loaded with spices, fruits, meats, and grains that are the same foods vendors sold in ancient times. 

Our amnesia of our past, interrupted by catastrophe go on to rebuild and start over. The flooding Nile covering up the past with silt, only to be discovered again by Archeologists, digging up the remnants.

Egyptians had a view of life that did not end with “Westing,” or passing. Egyptians did not have word for death, as death to the ancients meant only the beginning,  of the rest of their life. People of means would prepare their bodies for the next part of life’s journey. A Mummification princess was used to preserve their mortal bodies for the journey up to the Milky Way and across the Universe.
The ancient Egyptians’ attitude towards death was influenced by their belief in immortality. They regarded death as a temporary interruption, rather than the cessation of life. … When they died, they were mummified so the soul would return to the body, giving it breath and life.

Fishing,, one of the first professions
The salesmen
From fire to ash