Egypt - Sand, stone and baksheesh

Cairo, Luxor, Nile river and beyond.

  • Above the mother of the world

    Cairo is the largest city in Africa and home to 15 million souls. The minarets are trying to be heard over the ambient noise from the rough traffic below.


  • The three stooges

    It's interesting to see the Nile's influence on the barren land. There is a clear limit where the desert starts.

    Giza, Cairo

  • Hello there

    Excuse me, is this the way to Mos Eisley?

    Giza, Cairo

  • Sand people

    Resistance is futile.

    Reine meets the Glue Man in Giza, Cairo

  • Fetch me a bucket

    This elegant courtyard can be found in the Citadel on Mokattam hill.

    Courtyard of Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Cairo

  • Looking for the missing nose

    Reine at the Sfinx in Giza, Cairo

  • Nilecity

    If you got baksheesh, you're the king of Khan el Khalili.

    Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo

  • Staring across eternity

    The golden mask of Tutankhamun's mummy is probably one of the most well-recognized items of ancient history.

    The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

  • Beauty and the beast

    Sfinx of Giza, Cairo

  • Dusty tracks

    Somewhere in the desert

  • Temple of death

    This is the funerary complex of Queen Hatshepsut, suitably located somewhere in nowhere. After twenty minutes in this desert, you're toast as well.

    Hatshepsut's Temple, Deir el-Bahri

  • Cry me a river

    A felucca going down the Nile in lower Egypt.

    Going south by boat on the Nile river

  • Along the Nile

    Going south by boat on the Nile river

  • The twins

    The twin statues of pharaoh Amenhotep III have been standing here since 1350 BC, originally guarding the entrance to the pharaoh's memorial temple.

    The Colossi of Memnon, Luxor

  • The guardian

    If this horse could speak, he would say "None shall pass".

    Dark alley in Luxor

  • Rock solid


  • Avenue of broken dreams