Luxor

To a geographer the word meander means a bend in the river found in the middle course. Some great civilisations have settled up close to these bends and none more so than the likes of Luxor on the great River Nile which can be viewed from a cruising river ship. Highly knowledgeable Egyptologists  such as Abdul-Wahab Mohamed bring these areas to […]

Discovering Egypt with Abdul.

It takes a very special person to captivate, educate and  entertain but we knew that Abdul had all three of those qualities the moment we met him on a cruise down the Nile organised by Discover Egypt on a Sonesta cruise ship We were a small group of three which meant we had Abdul’s undivided attention as he led […]

How to make paper with papyrus!

Our Egyptologist Abdul took us to Hamees Papyrus Gallery in Luxor where we learned how to make papyrus. The plant is cut with a long stem and then cut into about 8 inch lengths, the dark green ‘bark’ is then stripped off with a sharp knife revealing a creamy inner core which contains water and sugar. The […]

Tales of the Nile river bank.

Gliding down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan gave me a unique opportunity to see life almost standing still in some of the smaller settlements along this great river. Seemingly unperturbed by small convoys of cruise boats, farmers and fishermen go about their day whether it be guiding water buffalo, collecting sugar cane or handling […]

The best Egyptologist in the world!

We were a small group of three which meant we had Abdul’s undivided attention as he led and taught us about hieroglyphics, ancient and modern Egyptian history as well as life along the banks of the Nile. He made sure we arrived at temples early and that we stood in the shade to avoid large […]