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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I'm Back!

We got back from Egypt on Thursday morning after a long 22 hour trip. The plane was delayed so we spent a long time in Luxor airport waiting to come home and were very tired when we finally got back.

 It was a wonderful holiday and I can't recommend Egypt enough!
We were so well looked after by the agents and all the staff on the boat and in the hotels and although things in Egypt are very difficult for the Egyptians they made sure that we had a fantastic time. There are usually around 400 boats on the Nile at this time of the year but at the moment there are only about 20 working because people are frightened to travel there due to the revolution and have either not booked or have cancelled their holidays.

So many people have lost their jobs because the tourist industry is such a big area of employment for  them and it  is such a shame because it's still a really wonderful place to go.

Just to prove I was there,  here are a few photos.

 Luxor Temple  - the avenue of the Sphinx
 Party night on board the Nile boat. We entered into the spirit of the Egyptian evening.
 Finally at the Pyramids - it was 45 degrees on  this day - and most others too.

Sunset over the Nile - taken from our cabin.

I haven't even opened my craft room door since I got back! Hope I'll soon get crafting again.


Sheila said...

Got here from DC! We did Egypt in 2008 and adored it - want to go back but unsure what with the troubles etc. Lovely pics, Sheila:)X

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow Yvonne, youve just been on my dream holiday. I studied Archaeology at uni and I would love to work on a site in Egypt. Welcome back by the way. I love your photos. Lee x

Cards by Alison said...

Yvonne you look as if you had a great time in your pics so glad you enjoyed yourself. My daughter has been to Egypt a few times now and always comes back buzzing about what a great time she has had. Catch up with you soon. Love Alison

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow great pics looks like you had fun happy crafting and love sandy xx

coops said...

w0ow fantastic pics yvonne.its looks like you had a fabulous holiday.i hope one day to see egypt :D

xx coops xx

Noreen said...

What great photos to remind you of your trip to such a fantastic place - I'm deeply jealous, but glad you had such a wonderful time x

Izzwizz said...

Fab photos, great to have such treasured memories x

Judi said...

More GREAT pics Yvonne, can't wait to see the other 500 odd, lol.


Judi xx