Friday, May 11, 2012

Luxury Nile Cruises 2012 - Visiting Abu Simbel While Going on

Luxury Nile cruises offer the tourist an option to luxuriously visit the reign of Ramses and the temples he built to commemorate his victory in Abu Simbel.

The most popular method to explore the Egyptian civilization’s history these days is to opt for Luxury Nile cruises. These allow a tourist to visit the major Egyptian cities, explore the most important monuments and tombs and enjoy the comfort of a cosy and luxurious ship after a day full of sightseeing. The amenities in a cruise boat can range from multiple decks, larger/better furnished rooms and better amenities on the deck and rooms. One of the finest temples in Egypt is located in Abu Simbel and no cruise is complete without going to this town.

The town hosts a set of two temples near the border of Sudan – Egypt border. This temple was built almost 3300 years ago. This temple is devoted to Ramses II and depicts him commemorating with his queen after winning the battle of Kadesh.

There is also a statue of him with other three gods in the inner parts of the temple. One might think that the temple has managed to stay so long and should be allowed to stay there forever. But, it was cut from the foundation rocks and was shifted to higher grounds as the water from Lake Nasser was starting to rise after Aswan temple was constructed.

The temple is particularly famous during the month of October and February which marks the day of Ramses’s coronation and birthday. However, due to the shifting, the festival is celebrated a day later than what was originally intended by Ramses. Also, it is said that the architecture of Aswan dam is built in similar style of Ramses.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Camping Gear Essentials 2012 - Food and Water

Whether you are planning to spend a weekend or a few days in your camping trip, one of the most important things to remember is to pack certain camping gear essentials.

Apart from the usual equipment such as your tent and sleeping bag, it is important to make sure that you are able to pack enough food and water for your entire trip, especially if you want to try to really rough it out in the wild in your camping trip.

Because there are now a number of different convenience stores and national parks offering camping grounds have restaurants and convenient stores where you can easily purchase supplies when your camping gear starts to fall short, it definitely defeats the entire purpose of experiencing a camping trip.

After all, many people go out on camping trips in order to experience what it is like to commune with nature and live out in the wild.

Another reason to make sure that you pack just the right amount of food and water is to minimize your expenses.

Convenient stores tend to mark up the prices of their goods slightly higher than the amount that you will have to pay in your local supermarket.

On top of that, the amount of gas and time that you will need to spend just to restock your supply can easily cause you to spend more than what you are expecting.