November 19th

We awoke early to get a bus to Abu Simbel. the bus arrived several hours late. The bus ride throughout the desert was sweltering hot and I came to regret the falafels I ate last night which were giving me symptoms akin to food poisoning. Upon arriving to Abu Simbel both Honky and I were surprised by the slow pace of life. A large group of children approach us. The air horn on my bike was a huge hit. They were all very excited to practice a few of the English words they had presumably learned in school. We found an affordable place to stay and met a nice Spanish couple who were riding bicycles to Khartoum, Sudan. We later headed to the Abu Simbel Temples, the main reason we took this route. The Abu Simbel temple might be the coolest archaeological site we’ve visited to date. There was a lengthy movie that was projected onto the rock face that felt a bit sensationalized for my liking but the size of the statues were humbling.

3 Replies to “November 19th”

  1. Wow! Those images are amazing! I’m bummed that you can’t bike Egypt but happy that you’re going with the flow and making lemons out of lemonade. I’m guessing you would have missed a lot of things you’re experiencing if you could have biked through, so that’s a good thing. What an amazing adventure. As usual, I’m jealous, but want to thank you for taking the time to share the experience. Love you so much, Uncle James

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