We went there at dusk and I’m so glad because it looked so much better at night all lit up. It was all open plan and had a real Roman feel to it and it was made 3000 years ago. There was a huge needle momument at the front which has a sister in Paris which I saw while I was there. It’s hard to believe they carted this momument so far without all this modern technology, blew me away. It was Christmas Eve that night and we were all trying to get into the spirit, we got Santa hats and had a nice buffet dinner together. The next day was spent a wee bit hungover as we all hit up an Irish pub (in Egypt I know) for Christmas celebrations.
The Valley of the Kings was on Christmas day, basically it is a whole bunch of tombs (including King Tutankhamen) in this rock valley which is hidden away. It was good to go see all the tombs that were discovered underground but bit gutting that we couldn’t take photos (again). There was quite an eerie feeling about the place although it is a must see.
Christmas was a little bit of a let down, it didn’t feel like xmas day at all, the afternoon just chilled by the pool and before we knew it we were back on an overnight train to Cairo (on Christmas day, I know it sucked)!!