January 2008

We are impressed by Egypt and like to return one day!

We decided to travel alone on the paths of Agatha Christie's book "Death on the Nile". We stayed in the same hotels as she did, visited the pyramids, the valley of the kings and the Abu Simbel temple, we travelled by train and horse carriages, enjoyed dinner on the steamboat "Sudan" and spent most beautiful time at the regular High Tea in the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan.


At the pyramids of Giza

The pyramids were right below our hotel Mena House Palace

The bazaar Khan al-Khalili...

... in down town Cairo

Lively shopping street in Cairo


Most impressive of all hotels at the Nile is Winter Palace in Luxor

In the valley of the kings

Statue of Hatshepsut

"Her dresses" or "hairdresser"?

Behind the Winter Palace

Typical landscape on the banks of the Nile with sugar cane before harvest

Abu Simbel

This temple was relocated by 67 m with the support of UNESCO

Doorman and painter...

... wearing traditional galabija


Agatha Christie wrote "Death on the Nile" in Old Cataract Hotel

View from room 243

Below our terrace


Gunnar in galabija

Our favourite place in the hotel was "Café Terrace"

Gunnar reads the book of Agatha Christie

Daily High Tea at 5 o'clock

Alexandra enjoying breakfast at the hotel restaurant "1902"

Beautiful hotel rooms

"The old man and the Nile"

Next time we travel on the "Sudan" built in 1895...

... the boat of "Death on the Nile"

Dinner on the "Sudan"

Nubian Museum was errected with the help of Charles University Prague


Former "Al Gezirah Palace", ...

the current Marriott Hotel, ...

... was built by Khedive Ismail Pasha for inauguration of Suez Canal 1869

The Paris of the East in the heart of Cairo...

... and the street behind