Such an early start

Abu Simbel Travel Blog

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We were woken at 3am to get ready for the bus, had not slept much through the night noisy traffic outside. Our bus joined an organized convoy given a military escort as things can be unpredictable further south although everyone we met seemed alot more relaxed apart from theee police. Once the convoy got going everyone started dropping off one by one heads bobbing away as the mimi bus sped along the sesert road. I also dosed off woke up an ouur later with a sore neck just as we were passing a burned out werck of another bus on the side of the road so obviousley the was a reason for our escourt eeven if we couldnt see it. Arrived at Abu Simbel at 7am ish and spent the next two hours walking thee site. Instructions were to be back on the bus by 10 or it would leave without us. The site consisted of twwo temples the larger one was that of Ramesis and the smaller was that of his queen. Both had been movved in the 60's when the Aswan dam was built and the waters would have submerged them both. They were realy impressive to walk arround, while the pyramidss were good this seemed to be on a grander scale and am not quite sure why, maybee we see the pyramids too much on TV and films and Abu Simbel was something new. Anyway we are back at the hotel getting freshened up before viviting the toumbs on the opposite bank of the nile.
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We were woken at 3am to get ready for the bus, had not slept much through the night noisy traffic outside. Our bus joined an organized convoy given a military escort as things can be unpredictable further south although everyone we met seemed alot more relaxed apart from theee police. Once the convoy got going everyone started dropping off one by one heads bobbing away as the mimi bus sped along the sesert road. I also dosed off woke up an ouur later with a sore neck just as we were passing a burned out werck of another bus on the side of the road so obviousley the was a reason for our escourt eeven if we couldnt see it. Arrived at Abu Simbel at 7am ish and spent the next two hours walking thee site. Instructions were to be back on the bus by 10 or it would leave without us. The site consisted of twwo temples the larger one was that of Ramesis and the smaller was that of his queen. Both had been movved in the 60's when the Aswan dam was built and the waters would have submerged them both. They were realy impressive to walk arround, while the pyramidss were good this seemed to be on a grander scale and am not quite sure why, maybee we see the pyramids too much on TV and films and Abu Simbel was something new. Anyway we are back at the hotel getting freshened up before viviting the toumbs on the opposite bank of the nile.
Abu Simbel
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