SO, what do the locals do for fun at night in a country where there is no Alcohol allowed? You head out to the local Coffeehouse for light fruit drinks and Shisha........water pipe tobacco Smoking.
We decided against the regular seats and went to a Egyptian Style tent..........
And smoked flavored tobbacco through water pipes. VERY STRONG TOBBACCO!! Apple flavor was nice but I found the Honey one WAY too Strong.
Everyone got in on the act including Tim, Rachel and Elizabeth.
Rachel was the First brave soul.........
Elizabeth showed off her Belly Dancing skills from a college course....
Much to everyone's Enjoyment
Even Sam Approved! Jo, CB and Sash...........just chillin
Tim's got Skills!!!
What did you just do Sam?
We had to walk through a wedding to get back to the ship,
And For a few bucks the little kids were happy to pose!
Early the next day it was on to the Temple of Horus and Sekmet and the Croccodile God.
Here is an example of how the temple blocks were joined together before the advent of concrete. Matching notches were cut into the blocks when fitted together then wood or metal slats were placed in between. So basically think of it almost like leggo blocks or puzzle pieces joined together.
Most of this temple was buried under sand for thousands of years so the Heiroglyphs and Reliefs survived quite well.
CB touching Horus's Ankh. (Sounds Naughty doesn't it?)
ALEXANDER? What are you doing here? Or I mean there? Or I mean When?
Even brought an Alaskan Star with you!
In certain parts of the temple the Colors originally painted all over the temple are still present. Amazing.
Vultures lining the ceiling still in Color.
And Our wonderful tour Guide Mohammed guides us through each and every temple and sight, such a great Guy and a Credit to Gate 1 travel!!
More pictures later.