So, I went to Egypt . . .

Last Fall, I visited Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. While I’ve shared a few blog posts/photos here and there, I haven’t shared some of my more significant experiences and photos. No time like the present, right?

 

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A view of Cairo from the Muhammed Ali Mosque. I love the juxtaposition of the urban environment and the ancient pyramids of Giza (off in the distance).
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The Muhammed Ali Mosque (Cairo, Egypt)
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Interesting fact. The camels aren’t native to Egypt and are actually brought in from South Sudan.
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Pyramids of Giza: Small pyramids like this were usually the burial place of the Pharaoh’s female relatives. I couldn’t NOT document this, in honor of/solidarity with the women.
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One of quite a few carvings at the cave churches in Mokattam, Egypt – also known as the Garbage Village. The carvings were done by a self-taught artist from the local village.
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A walkway at the Anafora Retreat Center, located in the desert about 90 minutes outside of Cairo. One of the most peaceful places I’ve ever experienced.
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Last, but not least. This is Moses, our tour guide. You can’t get more biblical than that, right?! 🙂

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