Egypt: 8

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Because of our agreement, I have very little “alone time” in Egypt. Until the last day, my only solo excursion was in the Valley of the Kings. Seeing Tutankhamon’s mummy cost extra, which Kylan’s mother was only too happy to pay, and Kylan herself had to attend. But I was allowed to hang back and explore the Valley on my own.

A path led me into the hills, where I met Ahmed, an old man who invited me into an obscure tomb. For a short time, it was only me, Ahmed and a flashlight, rooting around in a dark, hieroglyph-etched corridor. The alabaster tomb remained, deep within the cave, but most of the belongings had been looted by grave-robbers.

Although Ahmed was a legitimate tour-guide, just another freelancer hanging out in the Valley of the Kings, it felt like a Tintin adventure.


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