Photoblog: Egypt – Part 1

| December 29, 2011 | 24 Comments

Over the last four days we have been exploring Egypt with Expat Explore. We have been absolutely mind-blown by the history and sights that we have already seen in such a short period of time. Check out our photos below  from just 2 days of our trip.

Cobras protecting the Step Pyramid in Cairo

Starting in Cairo we visited the very first Pyramid – the Pyramid of Djoser.

Great Pyramid in Cairo Egypt

We moved onto the Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo – this is the largest and aptly named “Great Pyramid”

Pyramid of Khafre in Cairo Egypt

The Pyramid of Khafre (or Chephren) – the second largest of the three

Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Cairo EgyptThe Sphinx standing guard over the three Pyramids of Giza and the local markets

Nile Panorama in Aswan EgyptWe caught an overnight train to Aswan and this was our view of The Nile in front of our Hotel

Philae Temple in Aswan on the River NilePart of the Philae Temple which was relocated after being flooded by The Nile and Aswan Dam

Sunset at Philae Temple Docks on Nile in Aswan EgyptJust one of the many sunsets we have enjoyed so far – Philae Temple Docks

Which is your favourite – and why?

 

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  1. Those pyramids are beautiful; the sky behind them really lends the photo an almost mythical aspect.

  2. Wow. That sphinx is tiny compared to the pyramids! I always thought it was the tallest thing there!!! Amazing photos!

  3. Rob says:

    I love Egypt but I always end up at the Red Sea resorts. I’m sure I’ll get to the Nile and Upper Egypt one day.

    Great photos !!

  4. Dayna says:

    That view of the Nile is incredible! I hadn’t heard of the Pyramid of Djoser before either, so thanks!

  5. What a cool experience!

  6. It looks amazing. I’m so eager to visit.

  7. cheryl says:

    Visiting Egypt would be a dream come true for me! I’ve always wanted to go. Beautiful photos. Can’t wait to see more.

  8. Abby says:

    So majestic and beautiful!! I’ve wanted my whole life to visit Egypt. What a trip! Your pictures are fantastic.

  9. Angela says:

    Great shots, staring at such huge remains of human history I think it would feel intimidating!

  10. Laura says:

    These are great photos! I especially like the last one with the sunset and street lamps.

  11. Great photos of the pyramids. I love the different camera angles and look forward to seeing your other posts.

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