EGYPT JUNE 2009
Day 1: Wed 3rd June 2009
Assemble at Lucknow
station 1400 hrs. Take the Shatabdi express at 15.35
hrs. We reached New Delhi at 10.30 pm half an hour
behind schedule and then took our air conditioned bus to
the Indira Gandhi International airport. We are resting
in the Visitors Lounge at the moment and will enter the
airport at 3.30 pm.
Day 2: Thursday 4th June 2009
We reached Cairo safely and are now checked in our
hotel. We went for the sound and light show in the
evening and enjoyed the show of this great civilisation.
Day 3: Friday 5th June 2009
got up now at 7 am and are readying to have our
breakfast and then go to visit the Pyramids and the
Egyptian Museum. We first visited the mighty pyramids
and then went to the Sphinx
this we had a very good Indian Lunch.
visited the Egyptian Museum and saw the fantastic
treasures of Tutankhamen - the Boy King.
visited one of the most ancient markets in the world -
The Khan Khalili market where we shopped
pm we boarded the train to Aswan.
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Saturday 6th June 2009
We reached Aswan early in the
morning at 10 am and then boarded our Mercedes coaches
to visit the High Dam of Aswan. It was a majestic sight
of the Great Nasser lake which is the largest man made
lake in the world at 6000 sq Kms.
We then went to visit the Philea
temple. The Philea temple is on an island and therefore
we had to board Motor boats to reach there. After this
we visited a Papyrus factory where we purchased some
We then boarded our coaches and
went straight to our Magnificent cruise ship the
We were put two persons in a room
and all the cabins gave a fantastic view of the Nile
river. Immediately all of us went swimming in the ships
pool and lazed around on the sun deck. The ship sailed
at 4 pm and docked at Kom Ombo temple at 6 pm where we
went to see the temple of Kom Ombo.
We then had a great Indian dinner
prepared by our chefs from India.
Day 5: Sunday 7th June 2009
Today we got up a bit late since it
is a free day. After breakfast we went to the deck to
have a great swim and then watched in Awe as we
approached the Esna Lock. It was a truly learning
experience to watch as the ship slid past the lock into
the lower waters.
We had another swim in the evening
and then enjoyed the Belle Dance program and the great
Tanura dance done by the Nubian dancers.
After the show we entered the
ships discotheque and danced away into the night. What a
Day 6: Monday 8th June 2009
Today we got up at 5.45am in the
morning and went for sightseeing of the Valley of the
Kings and the Queen Hutshepshut temple. We then visited
a Alabaster factory where we were shown how Alabaster
statues are carved.
We then had lunch on our ship.
In the evening we visited the
Karnak temple and then went for shopping in the Bazaars
of Luxor. What a day Indeed. We
have seen for ourselves 5000 years of History before us
today and the ancient Egyptian Capital of Thebes.