Egypt - Sand, stone and baksheesh

Reliving the ancient history in 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.


  • Cry me a river

    A felucca going down the Nile in lower Egypt.

    Going south by boat on the Nile river

  • The three stooges

    The influence of the Nile is easy to spot in the barren land, there is a clear limit where the desert starts.

    Giza, Cairo

  • Nilecity

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

    Khan el Khalili bazaar, Cairo

  • Hello there

    Excuse me, is this the way to Mos Eisley?

    Giza, Cairo

  • Shortcut

    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 heat, you're toast as well.

    Hatshepsut's Temple, Deir el-Bahri

  • Along the Nile

    Going south by boat on the Nile river

  • The guardian

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

    Dark alley in Luxor

  • Rock solid