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Blog entry by Michal Bulla posted 06-16-2010 04:01 PM 4661 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi, I would like to post some photos from our last vacation in Egypt(North Africa). It was about 37degrees on the coast and 47degrees in the midland. Everything is irrigated from Nile – there were created multiple canals in the 1500 b.c.

Enjoy!

Tutankhamun

Red Sea – Giftun Island

Me after snorkeling

Pyramid of Cheops

Pyramid of Khufu

Nice plant

On the way to the beach

Temple in Luxor

Our Hotel

Creating flagon from Onyx

Creating flagon from Onyx

Me and native near local Masjid

-- Michal, http://gardentenders.com



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Bon

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posted 06-16-2010 04:07 PM

Beautiful photos Michal.What an exciting vacation you must of had.Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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posted 06-16-2010 04:11 PM

no wonder I haven’t seen you around for a bit!
What an opportunity… thank you so much for sharing your photos with us.

gee that one pyramid is REALLY tiny haha :)
Great shot.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 06-16-2010 04:58 PM

What a fun vacation! That blue water looks so inviting!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Harold and Pam

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posted 06-16-2010 06:46 PM

Wow – that’s some vacation. Very pretty.

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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posted 06-16-2010 07:12 PM

Thanks for sharing some rare photos. How could you withstand the heat?

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 06-16-2010 07:23 PM

Amazing photos, Michal. What a wonderful vacation. To be right there, where so much history has taken place, to walk the sands that we have all heard so much about and to see first-hand those pyramids and temples. I am green with envy but so glad you could share these photos with us. Looks like you enjoyed yourself. :) As Sharad said, ‘how did you endure the heat?’

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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donjoe

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posted 06-16-2010 07:26 PM

Great photos. I’ll bet you had a wonderful time. I’m jealous.

-- Donnie in sunny South Carolina

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posted 06-16-2010 10:05 PM

Michal: Egypt is my dream vacation! It looks like you had an amazing holiday. What was the most favourite thing about Egypt for you? Thank you for the photos!

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posted 06-16-2010 11:10 PM

Fantastic photos, Michal. My former boss is Egyptian, and for 10 years he has been trying to persuade me to consider going to Egypt. You’ve done that, my friend. We’ll have to check it out one of these years.

Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Orchids77

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posted 06-17-2010 03:01 AM

Wow! Pyramids along the Nile !! I love the big bush of pink flowers ..Boungavilla?

Thanks for sharing Michal.

-- Orchids77

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MickeyD

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posted 06-17-2010 04:58 AM

Thanks for the pictures. It looks like you had a great time!

-- Mickey, California desert gardener

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Michal Bulla

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posted 06-17-2010 09:08 AM

Thank you for your comments. Walking in the heat was really tough. We had to drink a lot during the day and have cap on the head. We tried to stand in the shadow when possible, but it was still hot there too. I’m glad that we had air condition in the Bus and in the hotel.

Most favourite thing about egypt is the history and historical monuments for me. When I was walking in the tombs which were built 3500 years ago without any modern techniques, it was really great feeling. Taking the camera to the tombs was not allowed, so I have the photos only in my memmories :) Also pyramids and Temples were great. Some of the stones used for building the Karnak or Luxor temple weight around 300tons and they were delivered from Aswan which is 220km to the south. How did they delivered these stones and how did they lift them to 5-8m?

-- Michal, http://gardentenders.com

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Iris43

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posted 06-17-2010 12:54 PM

Definately awe-inspiring. I can’t even begin to imagine the sense of presense and of history. Loved your photos.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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jroot

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posted 06-17-2010 12:58 PM

Yes, Michal. It certainly makes one think. .... and we think that WE are an advanced civilization … Wow!

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Penny

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posted 06-17-2010 12:59 PM

What a beautiful and stunning place!

-- Gardening is Great Therapy!!.....Georgian Bay area....zone 5b

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Cynthia

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posted 06-19-2010 03:48 PM

I have read and heard that the Egyptians used a roller method to move the stones for the pyramids, etc. the long distances. They were a clever civilization responsible for many advances that are still used today. They used ropes and pulleys as well as the “roller” method to build their pyramids and other large constructs higher and higher. Slaves were utilized as well. Families toiled and lived on and around the pyramids. Generations of slaves were needed to build these magnificent buildings which are monuments to the Egyptian civilization even today! When a king died, all of his wives, slaves, pets, and chattels were buried with him! This ensured that they would be with him in his afterlife! Ladies, aren’t you glad the times have changed?....

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