Egypt: Luxor to Aswan

South from Luxor, the traffic is much calmer. I have been informed this stretch has less of a problem with board teenagers and indeed, many of the people I see have better things to do than annoy me.

Temple of Horus, Edfu.
One day ride from Luxor with without the delays of an escort is Edfu.

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The town boasts a large temple to the Falcon God, Horus. What is remarkable is the state of preservation due to it being buried in sand for most of its life. Now excavated it’s possible to look up at the intact ceilings that tower above.

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Luxor, Adams guest house
A few hours ride and 5km from Aswan is a lovely guesthouse set in a Nubian compound. The 3 bed dorm room has earth floors.

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That evening a Nubian wedding took place..The music was superb and many people were ‘stick dancing’

Aswan

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Traditional Felucca sailboat

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Aswan high dam

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A rare chance for some beers on the Nile with guests from the hotel

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I confess it’s been 5 months since my last McDonald’s!

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Unfinished obelisk. Abandoned in the quarry due to a big crack that appeared.
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Coptic Christian church. Flooded with yellow light.

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The Nubian museum covers the area around Aswan and south into Sudan. Many of the finds are from the excavation or relocation of sites before the creation of Lake Nasser by the Aswan dam in the 1960s

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