Today we went to Luxor, Egypt, a very long bus ride that was so worth it.
Egypt at first seems to be nothing but sand and rocks, but then you get to the Nile valley and it turns green and lush.
There is a lot of poverty, an armed guard at every intersection and at each of the very many police checkpoints you must go through. Donkeys are still a major form of transportation. It felt like we went back in time more than anywhere else on this trip.
We went to the Luxor Museum, Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. We had lunch at a hotel right on the Nile River.
Standing there among the columns and statues was stunning.