Saturday 14 October 2017

Queen Hatshepsut's Temple

Early start today with a visit to the Valley of the Kings. We went down into three of the tombs and the colours and paintings were amazing.
Next we went to the temple of the only Queen to rule ancient Egypt. Unfortunately, she often had to pretend to be a man and there are statues with her wearing a fake beard.
The trip was greatly enhanced by the presence of dozens of local ladies who were dressed beautifully. They all wore brightly coloured outfits, matching headscarves and wide brimmed hats with loads of trimmings.
They were taking hundreds of selfies and then one of them came over to me to ask for a picture together. Suddenly I was surrounded and we had a lovely time taking photos and trying to chat to each other.
Also, the driver of the mini train asked us to sit with him in the cab, and before I knew it he was letting me drive while he took selfies through the window!
Obviously he has never seen my driving, but we all made it safely back to the mini bazaar.
Finally, a quick stop at the Colossus of Nemnon and then back to the boat. 

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