Friday, October 23, 2009

The Aegean Sea Cruise: More from Cairo, Egypt

We’re at sea today, sailing north back to Rome. Last night it was a perfect night, I left the balcony doors open to enjoy the sound of the ocean lulling me to sleep. Today it is warm and sunny, a perfect day to relax on deck by the pool and relax. I still have many photos to share from our two days in wonderful Egypt, so here goes. First, a few photos from the dinner cruise we took along the River Nile:

above: a blurry photo of "Scarabee", the dinner cruise boat

above: I've had a lot of fine wines in my time, but never heard of this one: "Omar Khaggam Vin Rouge Gianclis"

above: there was an Egyptian wedding on the boat that night

and a exciting belly dancer...


above: who I danced with!


These days in Egypt have been enlightening, educational and enjoyable. Once again I feel enriched from learning more about the modern and ancient Egyptian cultures. Not all of it is perfect, but that again, what nation is? And how is perfection defined anyway? Depending on your point of view, the world looks very different when you travel. Aside from all the wonderful sights and experiences, if you have an open mind, it also provides unique perspectives on the similarities and differences we have from each other. More from the Pyramids:







above: look over my shoulder at the stone serpents carved at the top


above: a wild dog at the step pyramids


these columns are over 5,000 years old!


These days in Egypt have been enlightening, educational and enjoyable. Once again I feel enriched from learning more about the modern and ancient Egyptian cultures. Not all of it is perfect, but that again, what nation is? And how is perfection defined anyway? Depending on your point of view, the world looks very different when you travel. Aside from all the wonderful sights and experiences, if you have an open mind, it also provides unique perspectives on the similarities and differences we have from each other. Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate it.
-Rick Rockhill

5 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Enjoy your sea day today, Rick! I left a little something in your belt loop on your FB page... LOL!

KathyA said...

So you crashed a wedding!!! :)
Can't say I would ever have wanted to visit Egypt, and the armed caravan definitely would have freaked me out, but I might give it a try now.

kenju said...

When we travel, we find as many ways as we are alike as we do how we are not alike.

I will try not to envy your trip. As I said, I have wanted to go there since I was five.

Jeni said...

Beautiful photos of some truly awesome places. Thanks once again for taking me along as you tour the Mediterranean!

lime said...

what an amazing series of sights you've been able to take in during this trip.

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