Egypt, whose tourism industry has taken a beating since its 2011 revolution and worries about terrorism, hopes to draw new visitors to two pyramids opened to visitors for the first time in over fifty years. The two pyramids are in the Dahshur Unesco World Heritage Area, 25 miles south of Cairo, and may be the husband-and-wife tombs of a Pharaoh Snefru and his wife Hetepheres. Snefru's is called the 'bent pyramid' because of changes in the angle of its slope between top and bottom. Two rooms...
A new delay pushes partial opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum into 2020.
A museum within the great Library of Alexandria examines the life and role of the late Egyptian leader.
Join Marilyn Jones on a visit to a 1500-year-old monastery that keeps alive the traditions of Coptic Christianity.
PortMoresby ends her Egyptian adventure with thoughts on the wide variety of places she called home…in Cairo, in Luxor and in Aswan.
Coincidence, or fate? PortMoresby finds herself on a journey into an improbable, but true, traveler’s tale.
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.
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.
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