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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Day 05: Aswan/Nile Cruise, Egypt 2010 - Temples and Triad of Gods...

"At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want..." - Lao Tsu

Last night The Armada sailed silently and docked at Kom Ombo. Some passengers went on land for a night walk. We overslept and woke up late this morning and had to rush to make offerings to the crocodile and falcon gods at the Kom Ombo temple.

(The Armada Cruise Ship)

Kom Ombo Temple

The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty for the Sorbek and Horus, the crocodile and falcon gods in the Egyptian town of Kom Ombo. The design is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple.

(Kom Ombo Temple)

We had a late heavy breakfast after the tour and later rested in our cabin for we had another 3 hours of free time on board before Edfu, the next walking tour.

(A story to every painting on the wall)

Edfu Temple

The Armada was behind schedule. We missed lunch which was served before the tour began. The Edfu temple is 2km away and you can either take a cab or ride on horse carriage to get there.

(Lunch at the restaurant)

The Temple is dedicated to Horus, the falcon headed god, it was built during the reigns of six Ptolemies. Edfu is located 60 Km to the North of Aswan. It was the 2nd Nome of Upper Egypt and the centre of the cult of a triad of Gods.

(A beautiful sunset)

After the tour we spent the rest of the afternoon resting in the cabin and watch the beautiful reflection of sunset on the Nile from the balcony.

After dinner, we went to the upper deck to enjoy the cool night breeze while watching the Armada passed through one of the river gates in pair with another cruise boat.

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