Visual Adventure: Egypt

Jeremy Jones June 4, 2013 4

Between the bustle of downtown Cairo on market day to the staggeringly ginormous pyramids of Luxor that seem to scratch heavens themselves, it’s pretty hard to take a bad picture in Egypt. And if you think it’s just mile upon mile of sand and dusty old ruins, think again; you’ll find just about every colour imaginable on the Nile’s lush green banks. Come along and find them with us.

Luxor

While there are a number of tombs worth checking out at the Valley of the Kings, the one everyone is there to see is the famous tomb of King Tut.

While there are a number of tombs worth checking out at the Valley of the Kings, the one everyone is there to see is the famous tomb of King Tut.

Luxor Temple, located right in the heart of the city, is one of the few temples open at night for visitors to explore without the tacky sound and laser shows.  A must for photo fanatics!

Luxor Temple, located right in the heart of the city, is one of the few temples open at night for visitors to explore without the tacky sound and laser shows. A must for photo fanatics!

Luxor Temple at night is a completely unique way to enjoy the Egyptian temples.

Luxor Temple at night is a completely unique way to enjoy the Egyptian temples.

Cairo

Watch out – they really do spit!

Watch out – they really do spit!

Can you go without kissing the Sphinx? I think not.

Can you go without kissing the Sphinx? I think not.

Nile

As the sun sets on the Nile, you cannot help but feel the magic in the air.

As the sun sets on the Nile, you cannot help but feel the magic in the air.

Aswan

The temple of Abu Simbel is located 3+ hours south of Aswan near the border with Sudan.  The early morning convoy is worth the effort as this temple is truly the most beautiful in all of Egypt.

The temple of Abu Simbel is located 3+ hours south of Aswan near the border with Sudan. The early morning convoy is worth the effort as this temple is truly the most beautiful in all of Egypt.

Egyptian Food

The Mediterranean dish of moussaka features eggplant and tomatoes in a beautiful combination.

The Mediterranean dish of moussaka features eggplant and tomatoes in a beautiful combination.

A trip to Egypt is not complete with a snack from a street cart, especially in the city of Luxor where they seem to be everywhere around the temples.

A trip to Egypt is not complete with a snack from a street cart, especially in the city of Luxor where they seem to be everywhere around the temples.

 

Kushari is a popular fast food snack consisting of a mix of rice, lentils, chickpeas, macaroni, and a tomato sauce and fried onion topping.  Cheap and delicious!

Kushari is a popular fast food snack consisting of a mix of rice, lentils, chickpeas, macaroni, and a tomato sauce and fried onion topping. Cheap and delicious!

4 Comments »

  1. Lori June 5, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Looks so amazing there! And the food look pretty vegan friendly, sweet :)

  2. Jeremy June 5, 2013 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for featuring my photos again! Seeing this set is getting me pumped for my return to Egypt in August.

  3. Egypt Travel June 7, 2013 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Great work. The food in the pictures looks yumm. I would really like to try these all when I travel to Egypt.

  4. Egypt things to do June 9, 2013 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Egypt is indeed splendid. Visiting Cairo should be the 1st place which one shouldn’t miss while travelling to Egypt. Like you said, it’s a visual treat.
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    A trip to cairo without taking a snap kissing a sphinx and clenching a pyramid is incomplete.

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