Friday, 3 April 2009

Returning from Holidays

It always takes me quite a while to catch up with everything on return from a holiday. Apart from a couple of emails and message replies, these are the first words I’ve typed since we got back at 1.30 am yesterday. I’ve had to write a bit in longhand though, because all the postcards I bought didn’t get written while we were away but are now ready to be posted, together with presents for grandchildren and a friend’s birthday.

Egypt was the most fabulous destination. The experience was completely different from any I’ve had before. I have so much to write about, and so many photos that I could post one a day for well over a year. I promise not to bore you like that, though. For today, here are the modes of transport that get you around the Luxor area.


A Calashe – horse carriage


A felucca – sail boat

A decorated motor boat.

And there's one more for which I can't find a photo at the moment - the blue and white taxi. I may have a pic but I don't have the energy left to search any more. They are much like taxis the world over anyway, some brand new and some old and very decrepit.

10 comments:

IcyCucky said...

Welcome back!

I am glad you had fun, relaxed, and now full of energy to blogping/writing again!

Jena Isle said...

Hello Jean,

Welcome back. Yes, I know you have lots of stories and pictures to share. These are cool means of transportation. I like the boat ride most, because it would be refreshing and relaxing. I guess they have buses too?

Thanks for sharing.

jakill said...

Thanks for dropping by and welcoming me back, IcyC.

Thanks Jena. There weren't any public buses, only coaches for tourists on airport transfers and specific tours. And I didn't mention the large cruise ships.

Jon said...

Welcome back, Jean. Looks like you had a great time.

Sheila said...

How wonderful! Even those few pictures manage to convey some essence of the holiday. You can post about it every day for a year as far as I'm concerned!

jakill said...

Thank you Jon and Sheila. There will certainly be more posts about Luxor. And I'd love to hear from any Egyptian bloggers.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Jean,

You're part of Zorlone's poem at his blog: http://zorlone.blogspot.com

Cheers.

jakill said...

Thanks Jena. I checked it out. How clever he is.

Dori said...

Welcome back. The photos are beautiful :-)

jakill said...

Thanks Dori. Perhaps a holiday is just what YOU need now.

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