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The Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt.

Karnak Temple – The World’s Largest Open-Air Museum

Karnak Temple in Luxor is both an interesting and photogenic archaeological site. There are so many things to discover here, and in fact, I saw a few people in the area still digging and brushing important stones / relics that could help them understand further on the history of the country. This is a vast open-air […]

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Review - Bob Marley Hostel in Luxor

Review – Bob Marley Hostel in Luxor

Bob Marley Hostel in Luxor adores the King of Reggae. It is manifested in its decorative themes throughout the building. And of course, a portrait of the singer and his words are on the walls, too. You can’t expect reggae music blasting inside here, but the television is 24 hours open. With no windows but […]

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Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor (West Bank, Nile River).

Hatshepsut Temple – Scene of the Crime in 1997

Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor is the scene of the murder crime in November 1997 when terrorists killed 62 people (most of them tourists). The temple is one the ancient monuments that spread across the ancient capital in the southeastern part of Egypt. Nowadays, it’s one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the West Bank of […]

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The Guards at Karnak Temple, Luxor (Egypt)

Photos: The Guards at Karnak Temple in Luxor

These guards at Karnak Temple in Luxor aren’t really the typical guards we usually see anywhere. They’re not armed and they certainly don’t have that kind of bulging chests and broad shoulders nor an intimidating look when we stare at them. Karnak Temple is a massive archaeological area that shows the richness of ancient Egyptian […]

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Inside the Tomb of King Ramesses IV at the Valley of the Kings.

Inside the Tomb of King Ramesses IV at the Valley of the Kings

In Luxor, the ancient Egyptian capital, archaeologists discovered 63 royal tombs at the Valley of the Kings. These pharaohs ruled the country in the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties. But, perhaps, the most famous discovery from here is the tomb of a Tutankhamen who ruled in the 18th dynasty. Unlike Cairo, pyramids weren’t used here […]

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Madinet Habu Temple in Luxor is an architectural wonder.

Habu Temple in Luxor is an Architectural Wonder

The Madinet Habu Temple in Luxor is an architectural wonder of ancient Egypt. Its classic and timeless style remains intact until today as evidenced in the relics and antiquities that are found here. Most of all, this temple doesn’t draw much attention from tourists, thus, it is less crowded than the rest of the attractions […]

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Scams and Annoyances in Egypt

Scams and Annoyances in Egypt

Wherever I travel, scammers, touts and annoyances are unavoidable, especially in touristy areas. Or maybe, I’m a tout/scammer magnet. 😀 They are part of the challenges of travelling. And believe it or not, I’ve fallen victim to some of these people because I’m too trusty, always believing on the positive side of the experience. Call me […]

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