Poor Little Lamb

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Horus and I at Hetshepsut's Temple outside of Luxor
Hi everyone, This will be a quick one, as I am now in Paris and the keyboard arrangement is going to drive me insane. I zill zype this sentence using the keys thqt I q, used to; jsut q fez of the letters qre in q different plqce but enough of then qre different thqt it ,qkes editing q chore; Jared and I had a great few days in Luxor. The Valley of the Kings and the temples in the Western Desert were breqthtaking. What amazed me most was the depth of 3500 year old paint that has been in the desert sun all of this time. We also went to the Karnak sound and light show, which can best be described as the most overly dramatic Masterpiece Theatre episode you can imagine. THe setting was amazing though, so I cant complain. Our last day in Luxor was the Islamic festival of Eid. One of the components of it is slaughtering a lamb and shqring the Meat with family and friends. The lambs get killed in the street on occassion and with the occasional fireworks in the street, made for a bit of an uneasy day. After a quick visit to the mummificqtion museum, it was back to the hotel for a long lunch and a cruise on the Nile, there wasnt much wind, so we didnt go very far, but it was pleasant nonetheless. We had an uneventful trip back to Cairo. The Cairo airport is definitely third world, so we had some difficulty getting a taxi and when we did, an early 70s Peugeot with my luggqge on the roof, the driver had to run start it ala Fred Flintstone, got to love Egypt. OUr last hotel in Cairo was gorgeous, we had great Iranian food, listened to yet another lounge act this time singing Sophie Ellis Bextor and Everything but the Girl, I was impressed. We were only there for 6 hours though, as we had to get up at 4am to get to the airport for our 7am flight. It was bittersweet to leave Egypt, it was the trip of a lifetime, but its great to not worry about water and having enough small bills to tip everyone you come into contact with. Jared is back home and I am in Paris now. It is sale season, and I have already started shopping. For those of you zho hate my shoes, get ready for the ones I bought today. Tomorrow, I am going to Montmartre, antiquing for my mom, and to see St. Sulpice from the DaVinci Code. I will email one last time when I get home and get the pictures online. Au revoir. Brett
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