Chris, the Amateur Traveler himself, talks about the recent Ralph Velasco / Amateur Traveler Photo Tour of Egypt which was a guided tour of Egypt run by Cosmos.
The tour started in Cairo with the Pyramids and the Sphinx, the Egyptian museum, old mosques, churches, and synagogues before moving on to the port city of Alexandria.
After seeing the historic sites in Alexandria like Pompey’s Column and the Catacombs we continued on to the site of the battle of El Alamein and then to Marsa Matruh in the Northwest corner of Egypt on the Mediterranean.
We continued back to Cairo with a stop at a Coptic Monastery and then flew to Aswan to tour Upper Egypt. We saw temples from the Greek period and the New Kingdom from Aswan to Luxor including the Temple to Ramses at Abu Simbel, the temple to Isis, the temple of Edfu, the Luxor temple and the great temple of Karnak.
We also visited the Valley of the Kings and a Nubian village. Along the way, we shopped and photographed.
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