• Luxor, the city of God and the great kings

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    Travelling to Luxor is a lifetime experience, as if in a time machine that takes you back to the great times of Egypt’s legendary kings, queens, deities and above all Egypt’s exquisite capital of civilization. It is a layered city, each inch of it witnessed great times, then had been covered with newer monuments of greater beauty and glamour. You might need two months to really enjoy Luxor, but for those of us who are on tight time schedules, here is a 2-Day itinerary for a tasting visit, far from getting the real thing, but has a taste of all. The River Nile cuts the ancient capital of glorious Egypt in half. Starting from the north east, your eyes will meet the Karnak Temple complex, the second largest ancient religious site in the world, after the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia. Karnak was the most significant religious complex in Ancient Egypt; everything is built at a super giant scale. From its huge decorated pillars to the obelisks, statues and kiosk, the Karnak complex will definitely leave you astonished; it took around 2,000 years to finish it completely. You say two days? Ok! Moving southward, your eyes will meet the Luxor Museum, followed by the Luxor Temple. Built during the New Kingdom by both Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the Temple of Luxor was dedicated to Amun Ra, considered as the God of the Kings and the King of the Gods. Walking down the The Avenue of the Sphinxes, which once connected Luxor Temple with Karnak is an impressive walk, especially as you are guarded by the giant statues of Ramses II. Seeing the two marvels in the day, will never be the end, as you need to see them in the evening Sound and Light Show, between your city market visits and the many restaurants featuring Egyptian food that the ancient city will offer you. The Nile River is a companion in your trip, it flows along the Cornish road, with many local felucca and boat sailors inviting you to a visit to the other side of the ancient capital, just across the great river. On this other side, you are welcomed to a thrilling voyage between the many resting places of Egypt’s ancient nobles, kings and queens. You can even get a bird’s eye view should you decide to take a hot air balloon trip. From the Memnon Colossi, to the great Der Al Bahary temple of Queen Hatshepsut and from the Valley of the queens, where the most beautiful Nefertary is resting, to the Valley of the kings, where the young lavish King Tut awaits for your visit. Even for the short time you have, you need to pay tribute to the Ancient Napoleon of Egypt, Tuthmosis III, and as well, make a stop at Howard Carter’s small place. You said only two days? Well, that’s what you get on Luxor’s plate, next time, be prepared for the real thing; as Luxor is a giant treasure, it is the world’s largest open museum, but only for those who have the time and the heart to get to know her in person, and recognize its splendor. Seeing is believing, and Luxor invites you to see, feel and live, not just walk like an Egyptian.

  • Kate Winslet Visits Egypt

    2012-05-10 19:06:53

    English actress, Kate Winslet, who is most famous for her lead role in Titanic, and Oscar award winner for her role in The Reader, recently visited Egypt for several days in April to tour the country with her family. There, she stayed at The Winter Palace Hotel, built in 1886 just south of the Luxor Temple and banks on the Nile River. While in Luxor, she visited historic sites such as the Valley of the Kings, and other temples in the West Bank. Then she cruised the Nile to Aswan aboard the Dahabiya, Lazuli, a traditional Egyptian sailboat used since the ancient times, to see sites there. Nevertheless, Kate made sure to stop by Cairo and see its historic landmarks that have stretched far across time. http://www.amazingfake.me/top-audemars-piguet-replica.php

  • El Gouna 2nd International Squash Open

    2012-05-10 18:09:34

    Taking place from the 5th of April to the 13th, El Gouna International Squash Open will be featuring the world’ top professional squash players competing for a new world rank and a prize fund of USD 120,000. Said to be one of the most demanding on the PSA World Tour, this year and for the first time in Egypt the event will be held in the world’s most high-tech glass court. Karim Darwish, the holder of the tournament’s title in 2010, who currently ranks 4th, tops the list of Egypt’s participating squash pros. Ramy Ashour, Amr Shabana and Mohamed El Shorbagy ranking 5th, 6th & 8th respectively will also compete side by side with their Egyptian colleagues Omar Mosaad (13th), Hisham Ashour (14th), Tarek Momen (19th), Mohamed Reda (27th), Karim Abdel Gawad (32nd), Marwan El Shorbagy (35th) and Mohamed Abbas (40th). The qualifying round matches will be played in Alexandria’s Sporting Club from the 5th through the 7th of April; while the following rounds throughout the final will be played in El Gouna from the 8th through the 13th of April. With 56 of the world’s top professional squash players competing in El Gouna, the event is said to be a new tourism attraction allowing participants, championship followers and tourists to enjoy Egypt’s most beautiful resort town and its unrivaled lifestyle when engaging in the championship’s activities and players. 11111111111

  • Citystars Properties Breaks the Guinness World Record with the Largest Crystal Lagoon on Earth

    2012-05-10 18:07:44

    Crystal Lagoon Sharm El Sheikh, developed by Citystars Properties, has been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records™ as the largest crystal lagoon in the world. The 120,000 m2 Crystal Lagoon that clinched the world title is designed by the world-renowned Chilean Architect Fernando Fischmann. Fischmann previously designed an 80,000 m2 Lagoon in his homeland Chile, which had long held the Guinness title, before the Crystal Lagoon Sharm El Sheikh clinched it. The state-of-the-art green design of Crystal Lagoon Sharm El Sheikh is completely environmentally friendly, and fulfils the highest standards of environmental safety according to the project’s general manager.