|Breakfast after our first night in Egypt|
We arranged for our tours through a Japanese hostel in the center of Cairo, the Venice Hosokawaya hotel. about 75% of the people staying there were Japanese. The staff spoke English and Japanese and the place was run by an Egyptian man who lived in Japan for 14 years and is married to a Japanese woman.They can arrange for both Japanese and English language tours.
|You'll have to ask my son where these hieroglyphics were. It's all a blur for me now.|
|The street outside our hotel in Cairo.|
|Relaxing in the Sleeper train.|
After sightseeing in Cairo, we got dropped off at the train station for our overnight trip to Luxor where we transferred to our Nile cruise. The kids really enjoyed the sleeper train. Traveling with a family of four was really convenient because each compartment holds two people and there was a door between our compartments that opened up to make one large compartment for four.
|An old-timey boat in the Nile.|
|The swimming pool on the deck of our Nile Cruise.|
|This guy happily drove us and posed for this picture. Then he asked for a tip.|
|Christmas hit our Nile cruise ship.|
Once our cruise ended, we took the train from Aswan to Giza where we saw some pyramids. We all had a pretty good trip while meeting some new friends. I now feel confident with our ability to travel as a family without anyone freaking out.
|No heads at Luxor Temple.|
|Family hijinx at an Egyptian Temple|
|Tia really getting into the Temple at Abu Simbal.|
|Pyramid magic makes you fly.|