Thursday, April 5, 2012

Around the World in 26 Letters--Egypt




 Egypt meant deserts, pyramids, and pharaohs before I Googled images for my E post. All worthy of a trip, but I came across a few unexpected additions. I guess that's the point of travel--to find all the things you didn't expect to see.

Like taking photos like these clever ladies did :)


And exploring Petra


Riding on a camel (okay, I knew this was part of going to Egypt)


Eating and shopping in a market


And seeing the Nile River


Egypt sounds so far away, almost impossible to even imagine going, but I certainly hope I get the chance. What does Egypt inspire in your imagination? Would you like to go to there?


35 comments:

  1. Very much so, yes. When do we leave?

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    1. I just got back from the trip inside my head :) Wouldn't it be nice to go for real?

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  2. Egypt is where my best friend goes diving, so it makes me think of tropical fish and sunshine!

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    1. That's a cool take on Egypt! I never even think of oceans and fish with it :) I bet it's beautiful!

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  3. I think one of the fascinating things about places like Egypt is just how old everything is. It's amazing to see some of the old castles from Europe that are hundreds of years old. But then you think of things like the pyramids that are thousands of years old... wow.

    Love the camel picture; it's very sweet.

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  4. I've always been obsessed with Egypt's history! The pyramids, I mean they were built how long ago and are still standing yet we build things today that crumble and fall apart. It blows my mind. It's a dream travel destination.

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    1. Great point! The innovation is amazing!

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  5. I love those forced perspective pictures. I always try to take them but they never work out very well.

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    1. I've never even tried one! Think my next trip somewhere cool will have lots :)

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  6. Would love to go to Egypt someday. I've been fortunate to have traveled to some amazing places (Machu Picchu, Peru, being one of them) - how could I not see the pyramids, the Nile, and Petra in this lifetime!

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  7. Egypt means desert. Which means wide spaces, intense heat, blue skies. I've only ever been to one desert (the Negev in Israel) but I loved it. I could move to the desert in a heart beat.

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  8. I've always wanted to visit Egypt. Karl Pilkington went to Petra in Idiot Abroad and it looks so interesting. Hehe, I think Karl slept in a cave that night.

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    1. I'd go only if I had a bed to sleep in :)

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  9. I've always wanted to visit Egypt. I'd like to see the pyramids, and Sphinx, the Nile. I've always been a fan of those perspective shots you included.
    I love your theme! Neat idea!
    Go Team Tina!

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
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  10. Egypt sounds like a hot place to visit, but at the same time I'm interested in history and I'd love to see it. Probably not live there, but visiting would be cool. ;)

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    1. Just thinking about the heat and the desert makes me thirsty :) I'd need an ample supply of water and sun block, but it'd be awesome!

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  11. Such an interesting place but I don't think one I'd really want to visit. I'm not much of a desert person. I do love those photos though. Those ladies did a very nice job with them. Too funny!

    Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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    1. So clever! I'm going to have to remember to try to do something like that on my next vacation :)

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  12. This has been third on my list FOREVER! I studied it so much in Art History classes in college - I wanna see this stuff in person!

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Now I'm wondering what your #1 and #2 are :)

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  13. I have always wanted to see the Pyramids since I read the book "The Orion Mystery". The history of Egypt truly fascinates me; it is a blend of history, architecture, religion, mythology, astronomy, art, and science, all of it shrouded in mystery.

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    1. The mystery definitely is part of the intrigue!

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  14. Egypt has been my top place I wanna go FOREVER! (Harry Potter world is up there too) But I so want to ride a camel! Someone told me I didn't have to go to Egypt to do this, but like, if I do it there, it's like legit dude.

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    1. I agree! A camel in Egypt would be the way to go :)

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  15. I would absolutely love to visit Egypt! As soon as I can afford it, I'm going! I love the pictures you've used, they've made me want to go even more! :)

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    1. Finding all these pictures is making me a little stir crazy :)

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  16. Petra looks like an amazing place to explore.

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  17. I would love to see the Pyramids!

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  18. This is definitely on my bucket list! MUST visit Egypt afore i turn to dust.

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