Misr, Egypt

Tripoto
28th Mar 2015
Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

The magical white desert at sunset

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Our campfire!

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Alexandria for me!

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

The first pyramid every built at Sakkara

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

The great pyramids of Giza

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

My first camel ride in Giza

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Passages inside the pyramids of Giza

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Temple of Goddess Isis

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

The Pretty Nubian Dolls

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar
Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Lake Nasser

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

The sound light show at Giza

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar
Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Our Caravan to Abu Simbel

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Relaxing at a local cafe!

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

A Groupie :D... Awesome crazy friends!

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

The temple passages!

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Egyptian Cotton anyone?

Photo of Misr, Egypt by Priyanka Pargaonkar

Egypt! Misr! Do I need to say more really? My 10 days in Egypt were like a beautiful dream that will always stay with me. In fact so much so that I am planning to visit Egypt just to explore Cairo Museum for 1 entire week. The magical meditative night that we spent in the white desert is the closest to my heart! Watching the sun set on the pure white limestone and then in minutes watch bright moon cast its silvery shine that made the limestone glow and the desert become a transcendental beauty beyond words, was the best experience I have ever had. You don't want to sleep, you don't want to talk, all you want to do is become one with the beautifully glowing white desert and the stars and the bright beautiful moon. I can go on about the white desert, but no words can really describe my experience. Watching the Pyramids of Giza from inside. Touching the 1000s of years old walls and sand of the huge structures of pyramids, climb through the deep dark passages of the pyramid from one chamber to another was an experience in itself! Watching the immensely beautiful colors which have stayed through the 4000 years of time and retained most of their glory in the valley of kings, temples was an amazing site. Witnessing the huge restoration effort by the government in preserving the Temple of Isis and the Abu Simbel was mind numbing. The huge structures of temple of Karnak was really amazing. It was a great sadness to see a lot of history being wiped out off and destroyed by the men who were on a mission to prove that their god is above every other god and missed the fact that we are all part of that same creator. The visit to the beach in Alexandria was my first ever visit to the Mediterranean sea. The deep blue waters were almost mesmerizing. I am definitely going to Cairo again to visit the Cairo museum at leisure. I have to give all the credit for this beautiful journey to my dear friend Anshul Chaurasia, a glob trotter himself and our tour guide Mustafa and Hares.

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