Liz Does Luxor

This is quite possibly our most action-packed log entry to date! Not only do we have an excellent podcast by Liz, but we have over 70 photographs to accompany it too.

The podcast was recorded on the first day of our three day trip to Luxor and takes in Karnak, Hatshepsut’s Temple and The Valley of the Kings, affectionately known as the ‘Valley of the Russian Whores’. It is a fantastic walk-around commentary and is extremely well observed. What else would you expect from the daughter of a professor of archaeology? It’s quite amusing too, especially the observations of the eastern European tramps who were out in force that day, tottering around in 4 inch heels and rubbing their greasy mitts over the ancient hieroglyphs. To help put things in perspective, take a look at these candid shots, all taken within half an hour at Hatshepsut’s Sacred Temple.

That last one makes me p!ss myself. What the hell was going through his head when he dressed himself that morning? “Me and me bird are off to visit an ancient and sacred temple today so I really should dress appropriately.” Twat.

The podcast captures the first day (there is a separate podcast of our felucca trip) but the following photographs are of our three days in Luxor. Rather than displaying them ‘inline’ within this page, we’ve set them up as a gallery for you to view as you listen to the podcast! Clever, eh?

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4 thoughts on “Liz Does Luxor”

  1. Thanks for the insight into this historic attraction. Having studied Ancient Egyptians at the age of about 4 and running out of the local museum after seeing my first Mummy, I have not had much interest in this period since. However, there is nothing like a site visit for reigniting that interest and helping to comprehend the scale of an ancient civilization.

    Question is, do I go and see this for myself? Well, I think the girl in the white hot-pants has helped me make up my mind.

    Amusingly, on trying to find what the Obama hieroglyph meant, the first result was the following –

    (scroll down to picture 3)

  2. I heard Liz but could not see any of the pictures we heard only the voice of Liz what am I doing wrong your messagestells me that they all seen the pictures. Ireny.must be the same guide we had in Luxor when I went with Roger. I will try again I wish I was there

  3. Mike and Lesley Furlong

    Really enjoyed looking at the “72” photos – lovely scenes,good enough for the “National Geographic”. Pleased to see a few with you in front of the camera. Mum/Les

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