Friday, June 18, 2010

Luxor Day 1

We took a sleeper train to Luxor. It was an 11-hour ride, but the train was SO COOL. You get a little pod of a room, and at first it kind of looks like the train in Harry Potter, but then the porter comes around and does his magic and you walk into a completely different room. It was totally rad. And then you tuck into your sheets all cozy, and try to sleep (if you're me). Amir was a trooper and slept all night cuddled up with us. We woke up, ate breakfast, and we were in Luxor. Apparently traveling by sleeper train is pretty pricey, and we're glad we didn't have to make the decision.

We started Day 1 in Luxor at the Karnak Temple. We spent a few hours wandering around the ruins (though they were very intact ruins). There were Egyptian hieroglyphics everywhere on the walls. There was a fertility section, so we decided to demonstrate our fertility. Also, at the temple, there was an idol of their fertility goddess, supposedly if you walk around it 5 times, you'll get pregnant in the next three months. We decided to walk backwards around it for birth control.

Amir either was exploring ruins or sleeping.

Touching hieroglyphics.

We also went to the Luxor Temple, but didn't take any good pictures. It pretty much looked just like the Karnak Temple.

That night involved a falucca ride on the Nile. It was hot, so Tim dipped the guy into the Nile to cool him down.

1 comment:

  1. Atticus IS BEAUTIFUL! I love him. The last picture and the one on the train are my favorites :)