After spending all day and night Wednesday on a felucca (sailboat), which was very relaxing, we arrived in Luxor on Thursday. After a rest we went to Karnak temple, which is one of the largest remaining temples in Egypt. Then this morning I was able to go on a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the west bank and Valley of the Kings. This afternoon we visited several of the Pharoahs’ tombs in the valley and had lunch with a local family. It’s been a nice few days all around.
Tonight we take the overnight train back to Cairo, then I’m heading to Alexandria for a bit before flying home very late tomorrow night. After stopping in Addis, Nairobi, Istanbul and NYC I’ll finally get to LAX late Monday night.
I may not have internet access until I reach the states, so this may be my last post. In that case, thanks for following this blog!