Egypt


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.


Cairo



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


Luxor



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


Aswan



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


View from room 243


Below our terrace


Alexandra


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


Cairo



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