Photo Tour of Egypt – Episode 255

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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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Show Notes

Egypt Travel Photography
Cosmos Tours
Egypt Tour
Egypt annual temperatures
Upper Egypt
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Aswan Dam
Nubian people
Old Kingdom
Middle Kingdom
New Kingdom
Alexander the Great
Ptolemaic dynasty
Cleopatra VII
Roman Egypt
Fatimid Caliphate
Mamluk Sultanate
Ottoman Empire
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Egyptian Museum
Faulty cameras and alarms at Cairo museum blamed for theft of van Gogh painting in Egypt


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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

4 Responses to “Photo Tour of Egypt – Episode 255”

Carol Livingston


Hey Chris!!

Good to hear your voice!!! Nice trip re-cap – can’t wait to see your photos!




great show. i really like yr anecdotal parts. they make it real again.
i think yr camel shot needs to be on a wall. maybe mine… =)



Hi Chris

I think the listener was being oversensitive. I think you were being very factual in your description of the Rhine cruise

On the episode: given that it was advertised as a photo tour, I’d have loved to hear more about the photography aspect of it



There is quite a lot to take pictures of in Egypt. But if you look at my photos you will see Giza, Upper Egypt and markets are probably my big 3. I have less from Alexandria or Masa Matruh and of course no photos from the Valley of the Kings as I discussed in the show.

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