Saturday, 5 April 2014

E for Egypt

A mysterious event occurred some years ago in my hometown in Norway. At an Egyptian art exhibition at Bergen Museum, it seemed like the small Shabties statues were moving around by themselves. People went crazy, the museum had never more been more visited, and journalists with cameras spent night after night on the cold museum floor to monitor the mysterious actions. Un-explainable, as I can recall..One of so many Egyptian mysteries...

Because, after playing around in Disneyland yesterday, Egypt is waiting for us today. A dream destination of my own, as it has always been. Ever since I was a kid, reading about Nefertiti and Tutankhamon I wanted to go. I dreamed of (like a diva) to welcome a new day from the top of a pyramid ( yeah yeah!), and to sail happy and worry-less down the Nile, just like just another pharaoh.

I longed for the mysterious Sphinx and to ride a camel into the Valley of the Kings. Yes, even after countless nightmare-nights after watching of The Mummy, Egypt was calling my name.


Pic from wikipedia.com
She still is. Calling my name. Being as she is on my Not-yet-been. Want-to-go-dream destinations list. The ancient mysteries of Egypt attracts me deeply, and I know that one day.. One day I will be there. I hope.

Tomorrow Sunday, we have an atoz-challenge-free day, but for Monday - pack your bags dear reader. I am so exited to travel along with you to visit a very unique place - that will probably hit the world news in 2015... It starts with an F...

Until then have a lovely weekend, and thank you for coming along on my vivid expeditions:-) The best travel-memories are the ones I share with others:-) Ta ta!

1-30 April I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge. Check out some amazing participating blogs hereMy theme for the challenge is Dream Destinations. I hope you had fun coming along? Please stay tuned for a new destination on Monday. 

63 comments:

  1. I do want to visit Egypt some day...so much history makes it so fascinating!

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  2. Oh, wow... Egypt. Yep, you'll love it. I was there many (really, MANY) decades ago, and loved every bit of it. Camel ride to the Cheops pyramid (note to self: do not wear skirts for camel rides), sail down the Nile (well, "sail"... I don't think there were actual sails involved), and a visit to the Valley of the Kings that had us on the verge of dehydration. No, seriously; I'd go back tomorrow. I've been there, but there are some places that don't get scratched off the to-visit list :)

    Thanks for stopping over at Quiet Laughter earlier today, and happy A-to-Z-ing!

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    1. Thanks Guilie... you make me want to go even more - if possible! Thanks for sharing! Happy to connect with you:-)

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  3. I've heard Egypt is fascinating! One of my friends went there for honeymoon ( so envious) I want to get to that mystical mummy place so bad!!

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    1. Me too Aditi! Seems we are sharing that dream:-) Hugs your way:-)

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  4. Another place that's till on the To-Do list.. I, too, am fascinated by the Egyptian tales of Pharaohs, Cleopatra and King Tut. For now, the Egyptian Hall in the British Museum will have to do.

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    1. Ha ha - so it seems we share that dream:-) Thanks for you kind words:-)

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  5. When my daughter asked where I would like to go so she can "send" us there (Bless her heart) I told her Egypt. Thank you for sharing -- I find it fascinating.

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    1. That's so great Carol:-) Hope you get to go. Thanks for sharing:-)

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  6. I have always been interested in Pyramids, Sure Egypt is the place I would love to visit, but after few years.

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    1. Yes, me too. Hope we get there:-) Thanks for following:-)

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  7. Yes & Yes, I would love to go to Egypt! To ride a camel and see the pyramids! Great read!

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    1. He he - then we share that dream:-) Happy that you liked it and happy to see you here. Will check out your blog now:-)

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  8. I will go with you, Eli! Let me know when you want me to pack my bags :)

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    1. Yey Beloo! Thanks for coming along:-)

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  9. Wow, Egypt sounds so enigmatic, really! I hope some day i get to visit too :)

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    1. Then we share that dream Kajal:-) Hugs to you

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  10. Dearest Eli,
    You already can write very passionate about 'your' Egypt!
    What about the mysterious Bastet?
    Sending you hugs and wishing you a happy weekend!
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you so much dear Mariette:-) Biiiig hugs back to you sweet friend:-)

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  11. Truly a fascinating land....
    would love to visit some day...
    if it calls me...


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    1. Then we share that dream:-) All the best to you

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  12. Egypt is indeed awesome <3 Should try visiting :)

    Stri

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    1. Yes..:-) Thanks for following:-)

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  13. Egypt is such an enigmatic place, full of mysteries. Yes, its definetly a place I would want to visit one day!

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    1. Me too- so we share that dream:-) All the best and thanks Prasanna

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  14. There are so many places that I want to visit... this is one of them :) It looks so amazing in pictures.

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    1. Yes, me too:-) Thanks for following:-)

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  15. Ooh yes its in my list too ! It's a photographers heaven

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/extraordinary-exciting-experiences/

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    1. So, we share that dream:-) Happy to see you here:-)

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  16. ok.. I'm really intrigued by this "F" place which will become famous in 2015 :)

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    1. He he - stay tuned Roshan, stay tuned:-) :-)

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  17. Heard so much about Egypt all the way back to the old bible stories :-) would love to visit sometime

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    1. Me too - we share that dream then:-) All the best Danny:-)

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  18. Many of us want to go to Egypt, maybe it is something to do with writer's being interested in its rich history and mysterious and fascinating stories. Lovely post.

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    1. Thank you so much Sulekkha. Yes, I think u are right...:-)

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  19. Egypt and Italy are the two places that attract me for the sheer amount of history still preserved today. Am kind of intrigued along the lines of some places in remote India..Thanks for taking me along in the incredible journey..

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words Jayanta:-) All the best

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  20. Egypt seems so fascinating! All that ancient history, art, and architecture. ♥

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    1. I know --- I feel the same:-) Thanks for following Kathy :-)

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  21. I do want to visit Egypt someday.. Its like a mysterious place beckoning me towards it!

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    1. So then we share that dream:-) Thanks for following:-)

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  22. This is one place I'd love to visit, though perhaps not at this time, because of the unstable political situation. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, I know... Maybe some time we will get there...Thanks Michelle:-)

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  23. Egypt has that aura of mystery and intrigue. Its history and the various monuments, structures are so very fascinating!!

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    1. Yes, I feel the same Shilpa -- thanks for following:-)

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  24. I'd love to visit Egypt someday - it looks so exotic! It seems Egypt has such a pull over people they just cant resist museum exhibits and the like. We were in London a year ago and visited the Victoria Albert Museum where they had a display on clothing styles over the last few hundred years. I was shocked to learn how influential Egypt and the discoveries made there in the 1920s were on fashion. Very cool post, have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Calli - then we share the dream of Egypt.. Maybe one day..:-) Thanks for sharing your experiences - so enjoy reading them, and thanks for your kind words:-) All the best

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  25. I'm so glad to have come by today! Egypt is my number one Bucket List item as well, (moved up, since I was able to cross Greece off the list ☺). My father was stationed (UN Peacekeeping Force - Canadian Army) at the Ghaza Strip, 1964-1965 and he toured Egypt during his leisure time. Just amazing! Sadly, those photos got lost over the years.....Need to take some new ones!
    Debbie @ The Doglady's Den

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    1. Oh - then we share that dream Debbie:-) That's really amazing with your father - thanks for sharing that story! Happy to see you here:-) Hugs your way:-)

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  26. Egypt sits on my bucket list as well. We almost made it, had a guide and plan all lined up, then unrest broke out again and we canceled. I hope to get there, along with Israel and Jordan.

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    1. Oh, Rhonda - I am sure we will make it some day:-) I hope:-) Happy to see you here:-) All the best

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  27. This does sound so eerie at first. Mummies moving :D And Egypt is one country I have read so much about, sad that the unrest their nation is now facing has hampered tourism..

    Richa

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    1. Yes, its sad.. Thanks for following dear Richa:-)

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  28. A place rich in history..I do want to visit it some day when the unrest there is over...

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Me too Nabanita:-) Thanks for following:-)

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  29. E for Egypt in Norway! Nice play on the alphabet there :)
    Jude visiting from the A-Z challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much:-) Happy to see you here:-)

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  30. Egypt is definitely worth a visit , from the sound of your post. Looking forward to tomorrow and F :)

    *Shailaja*
    Introspection in Shades of 11

    A to Z Challenge, 2014/ UBC, April 2014

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    1. Thanks Shailaja - happy to see you here:-.) Best:-)

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  31. I have a cousin who has such a bsession for Nefretti that in those pre-internet days sh ha this huge scrapbook full of her iamges and stories......

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  32. The mystery is what makes people curious to visit this place. I'm definitely going there some day :-)

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  33. When I was in 7th grade me and my best friend used to close eyes, walk through the school corridor and visualize that we were in Egypt ... that was our fav moment! <3

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