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?


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). The Muhammed Ali Mosque (Cairo, Egypt) Interesting fact. The camels aren’t native to Egypt and are actually brought in from South Sudan. 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. 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. 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. Last, but not least. This is Moses, our tour guide. You can’t get more biblical than that, right?! 🙂

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