This page has pictures of people and other aspects of daily life in today's Egypt.

Here are some of my observations of Egypt society.

Beggars: There are some beggars that beg outright, but not that many. It was MUCH worse for instance in Kâmpuchéa (Cambodia). Even here in the USA, there are as many, if not more beggars around Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, USA, than in most parts of Egypt. When I walked through Luxor, a group of children started to follow me. But they weren't begging, they were just interested in me and wanted to have their picture taken. One of them started to ask me for money, but the others immediately stopped him!

Many people don't directly beg, they try to get baksheesh for something, like having their picture taken, or giving you directions.

Hawkers: They are everywhere, trying to sell something. Some tourists don't like it and are really turned off by it. I don't think it is all that bad, it is not really much worse than in other countries. The locals have to make a living, and many Egyptians depend entirely on income from selling to tourists. If you don't want to buy anything, just make that clear, and don't get into a discussion with the vendor. If you start looking at their wares, they of course will try very hard to convince you to eventually buy something. If you want to get rid of them, just say firmly "No". If they insist, slightly raise your voice and emphasize "NO". When I had to do that once, one of the ubiquitous security guards immediately responded and told the hawker to back off, since I had said no (I could clearly make out what he said).

Bargaining: This is a must. If you don't bargain, you pay many times more than you should. To do this right, you need to first figure out what the real price is for what you want. What I did was first to go to one vendor that had what I wanted, and offered a very low price, less than half of what I thought was fair. I would then bargain, but never got even close to what a real price would be. I would end up leaving without buying. You have to really leave to see whether the vendor follows you and lowers his price even more. This will give you a price that you know this vendor will not sell for. At the next vendor, you'll start with a price somewhat lower than this lowest price, and slowly bargain up a little bit at a time. I may end up leaving another couple of times till I get a satisfactory price.

Some vendors start out with a price that is two to three times the real price, so you have to bring them down quite a bit. However, some vendors start with ridiculously high prices, ten to twenty times the real price. When I got one of these, I wouldn't even bargain with them, I just laughed and left, to show my disdain. For instance, I found out that silver earrings of the type I liked cost around 20-30 LE. In one store, the vendor asked for 375 LE. I just laughed and walked away. In one rare case I found a store where the owner gave you real prices right away, which was very unusual. He had a very nice pair of earrings, so I asked how much they were. He said that he doesn't believe in bargaining, they were 25 LE. I said OK and bought them. I got a small carpet in that store as well, again for a fair price without bargaining. But this was a one-of-a-kind experience.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

People

This section shows pictures of people in Egypt. Few women are veiled, but many wear head scarfs. Many men wear the traditional clothes. Younger people generally wear western style clothes.

Women Going Shopping
Women going shopping. Some women still wear the black dress and veil, but not too many. (707k)
Group Young Women
A group of young women, coming from school. (569k)
Feisty Looking Kid
A feisty looking kid. (464k)
Local Merchants Local
Local merchants with local transportation. (785k)
Visit Primary School
Visit at a primary school in Luxor. (1.6M)
Visit Primary School
Visit at a primary school in Luxor. Each class lines up in a columns. (1458k)
Students Primary School
Students in a primary school in Luxor, on their way to the class room. (1479k)
Class Room
In the class room. (1.5M)
Street Scene Railroad
Street scene at the railroad crossing. (1331k)
Barrier Railroad Crossing
The barrier at the railroad crossing didn't face people too much. Everybody just kept walking across. (1.5M)
Street Scene
Street scene. (1203k)
Local Youth Luxor
Local youth in Luxor. Many of them liked to have their pictures taken. (1.8M)
Local Store Locals
Local store with locals gathering for a chat and a sheesha (waterpipe). (1.6M)
Kids Followed Around
These kids followed me around for a while, asking to have their pictures taken. They didn't beg, they were just having fun. (1492k)
Local Kids Luxor
Local kids in Luxor. (1420k)
Local Kids Luxor
Local kids in Luxor. (1425k)
Group Young Women
A group of young women visiting the Luxor Temple. (823k)
Close-up Young Women
Close-up of one of the young women. They were all wearing head scarfs. (665k)
Local Men Our
Local men at our sunrise breakfast. (551k)
Local Woman Baking
Local woman baking bread in a traditional oven. We had sunrise boat ride and an early morning breakfast in a local village on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Luxor. (810k)
Local Woman Baking
Local woman baking bread in a traditional oven. (569k)
Local Woman
Local woman. (673k)
Helping Breakfast
They were helping with the breakfast. (695k)
On-looker Our Breakfast
An on-looker for our breakfast. (351k)
Part Our Breakfast
Part of our breakfast setup. (783k)
Young Woman Watching
A young woman watching us. (902k)
Doing Laundry Nile
Doing laundry in the Nile. (866k)
Relaxing Field Work
Relaxing from field work. (882k)
Locals Watching Our
Locals watching our cruise ship. (850k)
Local Kids Waiving
Local kids waiving at our cruise ship. (614k)
Rural Transport
Rural transport. (679k)
Local Man
Local man. (508k)
Relaxing Local Street
Relaxing in the local street café. (783k)
Locals Shopping
Locals shopping. (800k)
Local Women Traditional
Local women in traditional dress on the street. (852k)
Local Street Scene
Local street scene. (823k)
Local Date Palm
Local in a date palm grove. (885k)
Locals Relaxing Temples
Locals relaxing in one of the temples. (649k)
Local Street Scene
Local street scene. (645k)
Enjoying Sheesha Street
Enjoying the sheesha in a street café. (655k)
Enjoying Sheesha Street
Enjoying the sheesha in a street café. (653k)
Enjoying Sheesha Chat
Enjoying the sheesha and a chat in a street café. (749k)
Local Woman Baby
A local woman with a baby. (593k)
Local Street Scene
Local street scene. (539k)
Local Women Modern
Local women in modern dress. (510k)
Locals Traditional Dress
Locals in traditional dress. (543k)
Older Woman Shopping
Older woman shopping. (758k)
Young Woman Toddler
Young woman with toddler. (492k)
Heavily Veiled Woman
Heavily veiled woman. (793k)
Heavily Veiled Woman
Heavily veiled woman. (452k)
Carrying Big Load
Carrying a big load. (644k)
Local Kids Nubian
Local kids in the Nubian village. (702k)
Local Kids Nubian
Local kids in the Nubian village. (805k)
Women Nubian Village
Women in the Nubian village. (535k)
Nubian Woman House
Nubian woman in her house with our tour guide in the back. (503k)
Handicraft Nubian Village
Handicraft in the Nubian village. (613k)
Water Storage Jars
Water storage jars. The clay jars keep the water cool through evaporation through the jar. (667k)
Handicraft Nubian Village
Handicraft in the Nubian village. (556k)
Prayer
Prayer. (794k)
Security Guard Great
Security guard at the Great Pyramid relieving himself on the pyramid. (599k)

Agriculture/Livestock

Livestock was even in the cities like Luxor. There is agriculture along the Nile on the narrow strip of fertile land. Dade palms are the most common tree in Egypt.

Could Frequently See
You could frequently see livestock in the streets. (1.6M)
Field Work
Field work. (975k)
Vacant Lot Side
A vacant lot in a side street served as a parking spot for livestock. (1.7M)
Local Youth Watching
Local youth watching over a cow. (1167k)
Turkeys Local Village
Turkeys in a local village. (732k)
Sugarcane Harvest Watched
Sugarcane harvest, watched from the hot air balloon. (752k)
Sugarcane Harvest
Sugarcane harvest. (784k)
Sugarcane Harvest
Sugarcane harvest. (1241k)
Loading Sugarcane Balloon
Loading sugarcane with a balloon in the background. (590k)
Vegetable Gardens Middle
Vegetable gardens in the middle of Luxor. (1.8M)
Cow Bank Nile
A cow on the bank of the Nile. It was covered with a blanket. (947k)
Cows Bank Nile
Cows on the bank of the Nile. I don't know why they were covered with blankets. (949k)
Sheep Dock Local
Sheep on the dock of the local ferry in Aswan. (828k)
Animals Pretty Scrawny
Some of the animals were pretty scrawny. (1121k)
Think Tower Pigeons
I think this tower is for pigeons or other birds. (959k)
Irrigation Pump
Irrigation pump. (705k)
Irrigation Pump
Irrigation pump. (1114k)

Fishing

We saw fishermen all along the Nile. Some were using nets, some fishing rods.

Preparing Fishing Net
Preparing a fishing net. (1034k)
Way Net Fishing
On their way net fishing on the Nile, all by man power. (719k)
Way Fishing Nile
They were on their way to go fishing in the Nile. (828k)
Getting Ready Cast
Getting ready to cast their net. (881k)
Casting Net
Casting a net. (1004k)
Beating Water Large
They were beating the water with large paddles to drive the fish into the net. (962k)
Fishermen Nile
Fishermen on the Nile. (1045k)
Resting During Fishing
Resting during their fishing trip. (611k)
Casting Net
Casting a net. (668k)
Casting Net
Casting a net. (495k)
Rod Reel Fishing
Rod and reel fishing. (520k)
Rod Reel Fishing
Rod and reel fishing. (540k)
Rod Reel Fishing
Rod and reel fishing. (628k)
Net Fishing Nile
Net fishing on the Nile. (679k)

Local Villages, Towns, and Cities

Cairo is the largest city, with lots of congestion. Aswan and Luxor were the other two cities that I visited. It was fun walking around the cities to get a feel of the town.

Housing Cairo Suburbs
Housing in Cairo suburbs. As in many places, the top floor is unfinished, in anticipation of adding new floors. (1280k)
Housing Cairo Lots
Housing in Cairo. Lots of satellite dishes there. (1459k)
Minaret Mosque Luxor
Minaret of a mosque in Luxor. (1.7M)
Local Housing Luxor
Local housing in Luxor, away from the tourist areas. (1.8M)
Side Street Luxor
Side street in Luxor. There was quite a bit of construction. (1.6M)
Local Village West
A local village on the west bank opposite Luxor from the hot air balloon. (543k)
Don't Know Whether
I don't know whether this is an archaeological dig or a cemetery, or something else. (501k)
Local Village Ruins
Local village and ruins outside the Valley of the Kings. (707k)
Local Village Ruins
Local village and ruins outside the Valley of the Kings. (707k)
Local Village Bank
A local village on the bank of the Nile. (823k)
Local Village Bank
Local village on the bank of the Nile. (764k)
Local Village Bank
Local village on the bank of the Nile. (1037k)
Mosque Bank Nile
A mosque on the bank of the Nile. (762k)
Small Mosque Bank
A small mosque on the bank of the Nile. (543k)
Local Village Bank
Local village on the bank of the Nile. (1043k)
Local Village Bank
Local village on the bank of the Nile. (746k)
Local Village Bank
Local village on the bank of the Nile. (775k)
Settlement Nile
Settlement on the Nile. (948k)
Industry Nile
Industry on the Nile. (670k)
View Small City
View of a small city from the Nile. (557k)
View Small City
View of a small city from the Nile. (635k)
Mosque Rising Behind
A mosque rising behind the date palms along the Nile. (846k)
Working Bricks
Working with bricks. (1021k)
Unfortunately Lot Garbage
Unfortunately there was a lot of garbage along the canals around Cairo. (952k)
Housing Cairo
Housing in Cairo. (661k)
Khan El Khalili
In the Khan El Khalili Bazaar in Cairo. (1.6M)
Hotel Aswan
Hotel in Aswan. (551k)
Torn-down House Center
A torn-down house in the center of Aswan, used as a garbage dump. (840k)
Mosque Center Aswan
A mosque in the center of Aswan. (580k)
Entrance Mosque
Entrance to the mosque. (590k)
Wrought Iron Building
Wrought iron on a building in Aswan. (946k)
Political Advertising Aswan
Political advertising in Aswan. (691k)
Beautiful Small Mosque
A beautiful small mosque in Aswan. (1342k)
New Housing Complexes
New housing complexes in Aswan. (854k)
View Over Small
View over some small houses in Aswan with a big satellite dish. (1104k)
Cemetery Center Aswan
A cemetery in the center of Aswan. (1011k)
View Aswan
View of Aswan. (761k)
Deteriorated Housing Aswan
Deteriorated housing in Aswan. (833k)
Big Suspension Bridge
A big suspension bridge over the Nile. (564k)
View Nubian Village
View of the Nubian village behind the Satet Temple on Elephantine Island, next to Aswan. (729k)
Nubian Village Behind
The Nubian village behind the Satet Temple. (678k)
Village Very Good
This village was not in very good condition. (763k)
Houses Nubian Village
Some of the houses in the Nubian village. (833k)
Chicken Sale All
Chicken for sale. It was all very poor in that village, much worse than in any of the other villages that I saw. I visited this village on my own, not on the regular tour. I guess that the regular tour just doesn't visit the poorer villages. (715k)
Very Narrow Paths
Very narrow paths between the houses. (730k)
View Narrow Passages
View through one of the narrow passages. (577k)
Usual See Livestock
As usual you see livestock on the road. (944k)
Ancient Egyptian Monuments
This is how some of the Ancient Egyptian monuments end up. (987k)
Boats Nubian Village
Boats in the Nubian village. (999k)
Lots Garbage Village
Lots of garbage in the village. (1018k)
Nubian Village We
The Nubian village that we visited with the tour was in much better shape, prepared for tourists. (430k)
View Over Roofs
View over the roofs of the second Nubian village. (678k)

Aswan Dams

The High Aswan Dam is a huge construction project. The dam is almost 1 km (0.6 miles) wide at the bottom!! It is 111 m (364 ft) high. The area that the reservoir (Lake Nasser) covers is 6,000 km² (2,300 square miles).

View Nile Downstream
View of the Nile downstream of the Aswan High Dam. (638k)
View Lake Nasser
View of Lake Nasser, the reservoir behind the Aswan High Dam. (502k)
View Generator Station
View of the generator station on the Aswan High Dam. (803k)
View Downstream Slope
View of the downstream slope of the Aswan High Dam, with the monument celebrating the Russian aid for building the dam. (638k)
View Downstream Side
View of the downstream side of the Aswan High Dam. (664k)
Aswan Low Dam
The Aswan Low Dam. (455k)
Facts About Aswan
Facts about the Aswan High Dam. (570k)
Cross Section Aswan
Cross section of the Aswan High Dam powerhouse. (621k)
Cross Section Aswan
Cross section of the Aswan High Dam. Notice the very shallow slopes and very wide base. (676k)
Facts About Aswan
Facts about the Aswan High Dam. (590k)
Facts About Aswan
Facts about the Aswan High Dam. (587k)
Russian Monument
The Russian monument. (676k)

Business

Local shops are usually small shops that specialize on a particular product. In the tourist areas, it is mainly souvenirs, but also a lot of jewelry. I got some nice silver jewelry.

Stores Cairo
Stores in Cairo. (1429k)
Street Market Cairo
Street market in Cairo. (835k)
Restaurant Cairo Khan
Restaurant in Cairo near the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. (1.9M)
Khan El Khalili
In the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. (1.8M)
Market Scene Luxor
Market scene in Luxor. (1.5M)
Market Vendor Selling
Market vendor selling nuts, etc. (1.9M)
Cobbler Street Side
A cobbler with his street side work place. (1.5M)
Butcher Shop Bakery
A butcher shop with a bakery in the background and a fruit stand in front. (1.6M)
Haggling Over Bunch
Haggling over a bunch of oranges. (1.7M)
Local Butcher Shops
Local butcher shops with some locals chatting. (1418k)
Butcher Shop Showing
Butcher shop showing his wares. (627k)
Local Fruit Stand
Local fruit stand. (1.8M)
Local Fish Store
Local fish store. It was a bit smelly around there. (1.8M)
Delivery Bazaar
Delivery in the Bazaar. (845k)
Local Butcher Shop
Local butcher shop. As always, the meat is hanging in the air. (1.6M)
Hawkers Peddlers Valley
Hawkers and Peddlers in the Valley of the Kings. (921k)
Local Carpet Rug
Local carpet and rug shop. (894k)
Bread Bakery
Bread bakery. (678k)
Selling Tomatoes
Selling tomatoes. (502k)
Painting Sale
Painting for sale. (699k)
Mobile Grocery Store
Mobile grocery store. (887k)
Baking Bread
Baking bread. (440k)
Painting Papyrus Sale
Painting on papyrus for sale. (736k)
Local Barber Shop
Local barber shop. (669k)
Bazaar Aswan
Bazaar in Aswan. (976k)
Jewelry Shop Nice
Jewelry shop. I got some nice silver jewelry in Egypt. (930k)
Trying Keep Dust
Trying to keep the dust down. (903k)
Restaurant Aswan Decorated
Restaurant in Aswan, decorated with flower petals on the floor. (719k)
Bazaar Aswan Mosque
Bazaar in Aswan with a mosque in the background. (624k)
Fresh Vegetables Sale
Fresh vegetables for sale. (922k)
Can't Hustle All
You can't hustle all the time, now it is time for the sheesha. (687k)
Look Though Bazaar
Look though the bazaar in Aswan. (796k)
Glass Blower
Glass blower. (1.7M)
Spices Store
Spices store. (1.9M)
Bazaar Aswan Night
The bazaar in Aswan at night. (1.6M)
Bazaar Aswan Night
The bazaar in Aswan at night. (1.6M)
Business Night
Business at night. (1.6M)
School Carpet Weaving
In a school for carpet weaving. It looked a little like child labor to me. (679k)
School Carpet Weaving
In a school for carpet weaving. (611k)
Street Vendor Oranges
Street vendor with oranges. The oranges were very good. (786k)
Street Vendor Oranges
Street vendor with oranges. (768k)
Street Vendor Oranges
Street vendor with oranges. (829k)
Street Vendor Oranges
Street vendor with oranges. (973k)
Our Tour Guide
Our tour guide is buying some oranges. (1024k)
Tire Shop Fixing
Tire shop, fixing a big truck tire. (624k)
Mobile Grocery Store
Mobile grocery store with nice, fresh vegetables. (1117k)
Mobile Grocery Store
Mobile grocery store, pulled by a donkey. (915k)
Our Group Bought
One of our group bought some carrots and then fed them to the donkey. (981k)
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut in Cairo. (631k)
 Large Outdoor Restaurant Frying Chicken Baking Bread Had Nice Fried Chickens Very Good Bread
Large outdoor restaurant, frying chicken and baking bread. It had nice fried chickens and very good bread. (929k)
Chicken Grill
Chicken on the grill. (1.6M)
Bread Oven
The bread oven. (1.8M)
Baking Bread
Baking bread. (1.6M)
Making Paper Papyrus
Making paper from papyrus. (1.8M)
Making Paper Papyrus
Making paper from papyrus. (1.8M)
Making Paper Papyrus
Making paper from papyrus. (1.8M)
Delivering Milk
Delivering milk. (944k)
Peddlers Boat Landing
Peddlers at the boat landing at the Botanical Garden opposite Aswan. (972k)
Local Farm Stand
Local farm stand. (771k)
Stone Sculpture Artist
Stone sculpture artist in Aswan. (863k)
Stone Sculpture Artist
Stone sculpture artist in Aswan. (853k)
Stone Sculpture Artist
Stone sculpture artist in Aswan. (833k)
Whenever Cruise Ships
Whenever the cruise ships stop here, the peddlers come out. They row their boats in the current of the Nile and throw their wares (shirts, rugs, kaftans, etc) onto the ship. You either throw it back or keep it and throw back money in the plastic bag. It was an interesting spectacle. (585k)
Peddlers Crowding Around
The peddlers crowding around the cruise ship. (561k)
Peddler Showing Rug
A peddler showing a rug before throwing it up. (781k)
Goes Bag Rug
There goes the bag with the rug. (654k)
Waiting Catch Return
He is waiting to catch the return. (794k)

Security

Security was tight in a lot of places. Here are some pictures of security personnel guarding museums, hotels, etc.

Security Tight Everywhere
Security was tight everywhere. At each museum and other attraction you could see these blast shields with a guard armed with semi-automatic weapons. (539k)
Armed Guard Behind
Armed guard behind his shield. (598k)
Armed Guards Temple
Armed guards at the Temple of Horus. (672k)
Armed Guard Behind
Armed guard behind his shield. (522k)
All Regular Police
Not all of them were regular police. (808k)
Guards Cruise Ship
Guards at the cruise ship. They were on the cruise ship throughout the trip on the Nile. (901k)
Metal Detector Entrance
Metal detector at the entrance to the cruise ship. There metal detectors everywhere (museums, hotels, ships, etc). (661k)
Security Guards Front
Security guards in front of the Hotel Le Meridien Pyramids in Giza. (663k)
Car Inspection Mirrors
Car inspection with mirrors at the drive to the hotel. The poles withdraw when the inspection is complete. (644k)
Car Inspection Dogs
Car inspection with dogs at the drive to the hotel. (644k)
Security Guard Valley
Security guard in the Valley of the Kings. (675k)
Security Guard Our
Security guard at our breakfast in a local village across the Nile from Luxor. Every tour group has guards with them at all times. (476k)
But Always Real
But they were not always real busy. (607k)

Feluccas

The feluccas are everywhere on the Nile. There are a lot of them dedicated to tourists, but lots of them are also used for everyday work.

Working Felucca
Working felucca. (731k)
Tourist Feluccas
Tourist feluccas. (520k)
Tourist Felucca Sunset
Tourist felucca on a sunset cruise. (571k)
Sunset Cruise Felucca
Sunset cruise on a Felucca. (445k)
Sunset Cruise Felucca
Sunset cruise on a Felucca. (410k)
Private Feluccas
Private feluccas. (651k)
Private Feluccas
Private feluccas. (684k)
Lot Feluccas Around
There are a lot of feluccas around Aswan. (483k)
Tourist Excursion Felucca
Tourist excursion on a felucca. (690k)
Sunset Nile
Sunset on the Nile. (1.7M)
Gets Crowded Nile
It gets crowded on the Nile when all the tourist boats start their sunset cruise. (532k)
Working Felucca Hauling
Working Felucca, hauling building material. (696k)
Local Felucca Anchor
Local felucca at anchor, waiting for the next job. They are not only for tourists. (947k)
Hurry
In no hurry. (577k)

Traffic/Transportation

Traffic in the larger cities was pretty congested. Everywhere it was a mix of motor traffic and animals. Cairo was VERY congested. On the Nile, boats are ubiquitous, from small row boats, to huge cruise ships.

Small Ferry Nile
A small ferry on the Nile. They are used to transport people in a lot of places. (778k)
Cairo Full Vw
Cairo is full of the VW Buses. They are running regular bus routes. (773k)
Local Traffic Luxor
Local traffic in Luxor. (1435k)
Donkey Cart
Donkey cart. (862k)
Bringing Home Harvest
Bringing home the harvest with donkey power. (787k)
Mostly Tourist Transportation
This is mostly tourist transportation. (760k)
Local Boats
Local boats. (874k)
Local Transportation See
Local transportation. You can see these carts in many places, even in cities like Luxor or Aswan. (581k)
Animals Case Camel
Animals, in this case a camel, are a common mode of transporting goods. This one had quite a load. (1230k)
Vw Buses Common
The VW buses were the common scheduled bus transportation in Cairo. (919k)
Better Cooling Drove
For better cooling they drove mostly with the motor compartment open. (766k)
Little Pickup Trucks
These little pickup trucks with cabins were also part of the public transportation system. Many of them were brightly colored. (757k)
Street Scene Luxor
Street scene in Luxor. (758k)
Local Minibuses
Local minibuses. (737k)
Street Scene Traffic
Street scene. Traffic was sometimes really bad in Cairo. And the driving is very aggressive. It takes some getting used to. (1131k)
Nothing Moving Because
Nothing moving here, and not just because it is a still photo. Traffic was very congested in Cairo, most of the time. (1.6M)
Traffic Cairo
Traffic in Cairo. (1483k)
Various Forms Transportation
Various forms of transportation. (1.8M)
Mode Transportation
Another mode of transportation. (1.5M)
Little Donkey Had
That little donkey had quite a load to haul. (1429k)
Car Ferry Across
Car ferry across the Nile. (985k)
Older Version Local
An older version of a local people ferry across the Nile. (776k)
Maneuvering Place Dock
Maneuvering for a place to dock the cruise ships. (618k)
Traffic Jam Nile
Traffic jam on the Nile. There were a lot of cruise ships docking in Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus. (633k)
Tourist Transportation Edfu
Tourist transportation in Edfu at the Temple of Horus. (804k)
Horse Carriage Drivers
Horse carriage drivers, waiting for their tourists to come back from the Temple of Horus. (551k)
Signs Parking Lot
Signs in the parking lot at the Temple of Horus in Edfu. (474k)
Cruise Ship Nile
Cruise ship on the Nile. (681k)
Huge
Some of them were huge. (697k)
Traffic Jam Cairo
Traffic jam in Cairo. (824k)
People Carry Load
Many people carry their load on their head. (549k)
Men Women Carry
Men and women carry loads on their heads. (648k)
Horse Drawn Carriage
Horse drawn carriage. (941k)
Horse Had Nice
The horse had nice patterns cut in his hair on his ..s. (786k)
Smaller Cruise Ships
This was one of the smaller cruise ships. (444k)
Local Ferries Nile
Local ferries on the Nile. (834k)
Local Ferry Crossing
Local ferry crossing the Nile. They were used in many places where there are no bridges. (742k)
Lot Transportation Nile
A lot of transportation on the Nile is done by hand. (903k)
Way Home Harvest
On their way home with the harvest. (947k)
Man Power Drives
Man power drives much of the transportation on the Nile. (671k)
Local Ferry Aswan
Local ferry in Aswan. These ferries were very cheap, costing only a few pennies. (943k)
Local Ferry Aswan
On the local ferry from Aswan to Elephantine Island. (600k)
Local Ferry Elephantine
The local ferry on Elephantine Island across from Aswan. (705k)
Convoy Tourist Feluccas
A convoy of tourist feluccas being towed because of no wind. (1.7M)
Traffic Jam Cairo
Traffic jam in Cairo. (687k)
Transporting Mud Donkey
He was transporting mud on his donkey, probably as building material. (842k)
Colorful Pickup Truck
Colorful pickup truck. There were lots of these on the roads. (766k)

Tourist Stuff

The most interesting tourist thing was the balloon ride. It was really fun. The show on the cruise ship was so-so. The camel ride outside Aswan was a lot of fun. I finally managed to relax on the camel and from then on it was great fun. Once you relax, the ride is real easy. I had taken a camel ride a few months earlier in the United Arab Emirates and had much more of a problem, because I had not managed to relax. This time it was real fun.

Inside Mena House
Inside of the Mena House Oberoi Hotel in Giza, close to the Pyramids. (987k)
Flamingos Hotel Le
Flamingos at the Hotel Le Meridien. (801k)
Tourist Transportation Luxor
Tourist transportation in Luxor. (1.7M)
Ready Tourists Coming
Ready for the tourists coming from the cruise boats. (698k)
Starting Inflation Balloon
Starting the inflation of the balloon. (505k)
Inflation Complete Loading
Inflation is complete, loading of the tourists starts. (420k)
Always Lot Balloons
There are always a lot of the balloons up early in the morning. (356k)
Big Basket Holds
The big basket holds about 20 people. (304k)
Quite Few Balloons
Quite a few balloons launched all around us. (364k)
Couple Balloons
A couple of other balloons near us. (289k)
Balloon Below
Another balloon just below us. (483k)
Burner Lighting Balloon
The burner is lighting up the balloon. (437k)
Gets Very Bright
It gets very bright when the burner is running. (421k)
End Flight Second
The end of the flight. A second load of people is already waiting to continue the flight. (526k)
Entertainment Cruise Ship
Entertainment on the cruise ship by a local music group. (595k)
Whirling Dervish Performance
A "Whirling Dervish" performance. He kept rotating throughout his whole performance for about 10 minutes. (531k)
Whirling Dervish Kept
The "Whirling Dervish". He kept taking off parts of his costume. (555k)
Whirling Dervish
The "Whirling Dervish". (542k)
Whirling Dervish
The "Whirling Dervish". (563k)
Whirling Dervish
The "Whirling Dervish". (574k)
Waiting Tourists Take
They are waiting for the tourists to take the camel ride to St. Simeons Monastery. (1012k)
Ready Board Ships
Ready to board the Ships of the Desert. (675k)
Close-up Decorated Camels
Close-up of one of the decorated camels. I got used to being on a camel and really enjoyed it, especially when the camel started picking up speed. (551k)
Nubian Camel Drivers
Nubian camel drivers on their way back to pick up more tourists. (510k)
Our Tour Guide
Our tour guide on the camel. She was not really all that comfortable up there. (710k)
Bag Pipe Band
Bag pipe band at the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. (586k)
Our Bus All
This was our bus. At all stops we had similar buses. (547k)
Our Cruise Ship
This was our cruise ship. It was very comfortable. The food was OK, but not excellent. (639k)
Entrance Fees Too
Entrance fees were not too high, just the rate for commercial video was exorbitant. 35 LE are about $6.00. (818k)
Boat Tourist Coming
A boat with tourist coming back from the Philae Temple of Isis. (561k)
Red Pyramid Tourists
At the Red Pyramid, there are not many tourists, so the security guards are a lot more relaxed. (799k)

Character Studies

Character Study
Character study. (466k)
Character Study
Character study. (387k)
Character Study
Character study. (632k)
Character Study
Character study. (1409k)
Character Study
Character study. (614k)
Character Study
Character study. (389k)
Character Study
Character study. (524k)
Character Study
Character study. (591k)
Character Study
Character study. (547k)
Character Study
Character study. (473k)
Character Study
Character study. (536k)
Character Study
Character study. (497k)
Character Study
Character study. (483k)

Scenic Moments

Sunrise Over Luxor
Sunrise over Luxor. (417k)
Sunrise Over Luxor
Sunrise over Luxor. (438k)
Sunrise Over Luxor
Sunrise over Luxor. (466k)
Early Morning Quiet
Early morning quiet on the Nile. (424k)
Sunset Nile
Sunset on the Nile. (809k)

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Mytholopy in Ancient Egypt
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