Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Egypt Tour

I'm sorry to be late for updating my blog. And there are a lot of special events in March, so I'll tell you about them one by one.

As you know if you see this title, I went to Egypt with my friend. I stayed there for eight days including at the flight between Narita and Cairo. It was really hard to sit on my seat during the flight because it took about 14 hours, the longest flight I've ever experienced in my life.

Here are my Egypt tour schedule.
・arrive at Cairo International Airport
・visit and sightsee Alexandria
・go back to Cairo and leave for Luxor
・sightsee Luxor
・leave for Aswan and sightsee there
・leave for Abu Simbel and sightsee there
・get on a Nile express(sleeping car) for Cairo
・go to Giza and Cairo Museum
・leave for Narita

I think this is so hard for usual tourist because we visited 6 cities in 8 days.

In particular, when we go to Abu Simbel, our tour conductor called our room at 1:45 as a wake-up call, and we left our hotel at 3:00......So sleepy all we were. (≧へ≦;)

Everyone slept in a bus, but I didn't sleep.

I found the twinkle sarry sky in a dark desert.

I was so impressed and thouht that the scene of twinkle stars and the bright moon in a desert area was like a song named "Moon Desert(月の砂漠)" And of course I watched the sunrise. At that time, I could sympathize why the ancient Egyptian had believed in the power of sun.

Here is Abu Simbel. Don't you know?

This day made us so tired. But through this day, I got friends with other participants.

Look at this photo. Here is the Nile express from Abu Simbel to Cairo.

After arriving at Cairo, of course, our trip kept going. The final day, we visited pyramids in Giza. And of course we watched sphinx, and enjoyed riding camels.
Here are the photos. Oops, all we wore pink colored T-shirt because we got soooooo friendly each other and bought the same T-shirts.

There are a lot of places where we were prohibited to bring our camera. For example, we couldn't bring our camera into the Cairo Museum, in which Tutankhamen's golden mask is exhibited. You had better go to Egypt someday when you're young!!(^o^;)

It is so dirty and dusty in Egypt but there are also including a lot of mysterious monuments and romantic scenes.

If I had had a girlfriend, I could have enjoyed more and more....


  1. It sounds like fun!
    I don't know much about Egypt.
    Did you see scarabee?

  2. Oh, do you know SCARABE??
    Of course I saw them and bought some small scarabe as a souvenir.

    I'll paste the picture of scarabe and tell you more about egypt on my blog later.