Finding herself a bit out of her element, but loving it nonetheless, PortMoresby embarks on an afternoon spent sailing on the Nile.
Disappointed to find a cruise on a classic Nile paddle steamer beyond her means, PortMoresby is given a second chance, if only briefly, to experience the dream.
Making adjustments, as we sometimes must when we travel, PortMoresby finds a home in Aswan and indulges a favorite pastime, wandering in markets.
Arriving in Aswan, PortMoresby visits an island and its temple with an unusual history.
Grand Escapades shares some wonderful images and memories of wildlife gathered around a watering hole in the Kalahari Desert.
PortMoresby leaves Luxor, takes to the river, sees riverside farms & temples along the way, learns a lesson and begins her wish list for next time.
Last stop on a day spent across the Nile from Luxor, PortMoresby visits the house where Howard Carter lived while excavating Tutankhamun's Tomb.
PortMoresby visits 3 sites on the West Bank of the River Nile, opposite Luxor near the Valley of the Kings, the ancient Theban Necropolis.
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby visits Luxor Temple, very near her apartment, then 3 kilometers northward along the Nile, wanders within the Temples of Karnak.
Professor Abe visits the picturesque town of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a very photogenic destination.
Grand Escapades walks among the white rhinos of Uganda, a successful species reintroduction and breeding program.
January 27, 2018: The Pyramids February 3, 2018: Islamic Cairo February 10, 2018: Three Houses February 17, 2018: The Egyptian Museum February 24, 2018: Around Luxor March 3, 2018: Luxor & Karnak March 10, 2018: Luxor West Bank March 17, 2018: Howard Carter's House March 24, 2018: Up the Nile March 31, 2018: Philae Island April 7, 2018: Around Aswan April 14, 2018: The Sudan April 21, 2018: On a Felucca April 28, 2018: An Unlikely Story May 5, 2018: Sleeping
With a week to spend in Luxor, PortMoresby enjoys leisurely days in the town as much, if not more, as those spent at its famous monuments.
On her last day in Cairo, PortMoresby visits the famous Egyptian Museum, in its last days as the primary home to the treasures of ancient Egypt.
Two in Islamic Cairo, one in the Citadel, PortMoresby visits the city's historic house museums.