Featured photo: Luxor Temple

Luxor, Egypt

Known in ancient times as Thebes, Luxor has two major temples that have survived into modern times: Karnak and Luxor.

night time shot of Luxor temple in Egypt

Quite the light show.  Quite the people show, too!


We visited Karnak Temple during the day and Luxor Temple at night.  We were a bit rushed in both places, as we were with a tour group.  Next time I visit Egypt, I'm going to stay for a lot longer, avoid tours, and have time to meet people and savor the experience.  Still, I'm glad we went!


Ever visited a place too quickly and wished you'd had more time?


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  1. Beautiful! I love photographing things at night. So crazy how this is sooo old yet still there. I can't wait to go to Egypt one day.

    1. And I can't wait to go to Thailand!  So happy you are there and enjoying the Wats.  :D

  2. Wow, that’s a breathtaking photo!!
    To answer your question – I feel I’ve visited a place too quickly everytime I stop somewhere with with cruise ship!

    1. Thanks, Roy!

      I suspected cruise ship travel was like that. It’s one of the reasons I’ve hesitated to pursue that mode of transportation. Still, I think I might be up for it in a region that I’m already familiar with, like the Mediterranean. Nothin’ like being able to say, “I’m on a boat!” http://youtu.be/avaSdC0QOUM ;)

  3. Great photo! Love how the light bounces off the figures.

    1. Thanks, Jade! The picture really doesn’t do it justice. We were a bit frazzled by all the temple-visiting we were cramming into one trip, but the scale of the figures and walls and columns… just wow! If you haven’t been, I highly recommend it!

  4. I can’t wait to visit Egypt. We don’t technically have a date set (and Kali is a little skittish about traveling there any time soon), but I’ve been enthralled with Egypt since I was a kid and wanted to be an archeologist! :)

    1. Oh, go soon! Get yourself a point of reference now so that when you go back in a few years you can see the changes. There are so many, many tourist dollars that went into the economy there that never made their way to improving the infrastructure. It’s going to be a different country in 5 or 10 years.

      (See this for a little of the back story, if you want a refresher. https://www.tourabsurd.com/the-deal-with-egypt/ ;)

      When you go, do let me know! Would love to hear how it’s already changing. :D

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