Tuesday, December 24, 2019


I promise I won’t keep deluging you with videos, but for reasons related to wonky WiFi they’re all I can post right now! All my photos are in Dave’s computer, and darned if I can get it to connect. We’re on our Nile cruise boat docked in Luxor, and the crew says the signal will be better once we get out on the river. Why this is true I’m not sure, but here’s hoping.

So, yes — Luxor! We did indeed get here after yet another flight. We visited our first official Egyptian temple, which is basically right across the road from our boat dock. It’s lit at night, which is fortunate, because we got there after dark. We were there when the call to prayer sounded from a mosque within the temple — that’s what I tried to capture in the video.

There are a surprising number of tourists here. I counted 37 buses in the temple’s parking lot. (Kind of funny that an ancient Egyptian temple even HAS a parking lot!) Apparently it’s high season for tourism. Lucky us!

Today, more temples, in Karnak and the Valley of Kings. And then hopefully better WiFi!


  1. Wow, this is the only way I'll get to see any of this, so I'm enjoying your videos. Thirty seven buses? That's amazing! Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

  2. Was there 45 years ago--enjoying your videos. Hope you're finding it magical; we did.

  3. I LOVED that video. It was like walking with you and seeing those amazing statues.

  4. That is pretty amazing - talk about shadows & light!

  5. Unreal And I So Agree With The Bug - Way Cool

  6. The word of the day and the best way to describe your video: amazing! Thanks.

  7. SO COOL!

    Travel sucks, but that's the only way to Be There. And the hour stories make better blog posts, right?

    Happy Xmas on the Nile.

  8. Wonky WiFi eh? You're in the land of antiquities; I suspect those stone columns have united to block the signal.
    Happy sailing down (or up) the Nile.
    The best is yet to come...