Egypt 2017 – Part 1
Getting lost in the Islamic Cairo

Getting lost in the Islamic Cairo
Lots of spices everywhere

Lots of spices everywhere
Al-Hussein Mosque in Cairo

Al-Hussein Mosque in Cairo
Enjoying some piece and quietness

Enjoying some piece and quietness
Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo

Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo
Watching out over the Nile

Watching out over the Nile
Meeting other cyclists by chance: Arthur

Meeting other cyclists by chance: Arthur
Good vegan food at Gad

Good vegan food at Gad
The Rosetta Stone, the key to understand hieroglyphs. Egyptian Museum Cairo.

The Rosetta Stone, the key to understand hieroglyphs. Egyptian Museum Cairo.
Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Part of the Tutankhamun exhibition.

Part of the Tutankhamun exhibition.
Tanya as a pharaoh.

Tanya as a pharaoh.
Part of the Tutankhamun exhibition in the Egyptian Museum.

Part of the Tutankhamun exhibition in the Egyptian Museum.
Egyptian Museum

Egyptian Museum
Meeting more cyclists: Peter and Colleen.

Meeting more cyclists: Peter and Colleen.
The Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramids of Giza
Pyramid of Khafre

Pyramid of Khafre
Pyramid of Khufu

Pyramid of Khufu
All the pyramids

All the pyramids
Must have picture

Must have picture
walking around the pyramids

walking around the pyramids
The Sphinx...

The Sphinx…
... with lots of people taking pictures

… with lots of people taking pictures
no climbing in Egypt

no climbing in Egypt
sunset at the pyramids

sunset at the pyramids
light show in the night...

light show in the night…
... saw it for free from a restaurant close by

… saw it for free from a restaurant close by
View from the Citadel down to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan and Al-Rifa'i Mosque

View from the Citadel down to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan and Al-Rifa'i Mosque
Lots of school kids at the Citadel...

Lots of school kids at the Citadel…
... asking for selfies!

… asking for selfies!
Citadel in Cairo

Citadel in Cairo
Street life in the Islamic part of Cairo...

Street life in the Islamic part of Cairo…
...with interesting constructions.

…with interesting constructions.
View from above. Lots and lots of garbage!

View from above. Lots and lots of garbage!
Elmoaued Sheikh Mosque from the roof.

Elmoaued Sheikh Mosque from the roof.
Elmoaued Sheikh Mosque

Elmoaued Sheikh Mosque
Step pyramid in Saqqara

Step pyramid in Saqqara
Other pyramids in Saqqara, on the left the Bent Pyramid

Other pyramids in Saqqara, on the left the Bent Pyramid
Beautiful hieroglyphs in Saqqara

Beautiful hieroglyphs in Saqqara
Colorful paintings in Saqqara

Colorful paintings in Saqqara
More paintings...

More paintings…
... describing the ancient lives.

… describing the ancient lives.
Cycling out of Cairo on a Friday morning with low traffic.

Cycling out of Cairo on a Friday morning with low traffic.
Getting help in

Getting help in
Trying to find a place to stay in El-Saf...

Trying to find a place to stay in El-Saf…
... and being helped and invited by one of the most friendly family.

… and being helped and invited by one of the most friendly family.
Cycling towards Beni Suef

Cycling towards Beni Suef
Cycling on the east side, with low traffic.

Cycling on the east side, with low traffic.
Enjoying good food in a street cafe.

Enjoying good food in a street cafe.
Nice hotel in Beni Suef with the best room service ever.

Nice hotel in Beni Suef with the best room service ever.
Beautiful landscape around the Nile.

Beautiful landscape around the Nile.
Taking the small roads out of Beni Suef

Taking the small roads out of Beni Suef
Enjoying the Nile in Minya

Enjoying the Nile in Minya
Beautiful scenery in Minya...

Beautiful scenery in Minya…
...and always good coffee.

…and always good coffee.
Taking a short cut with a police escort.

Taking a short cut with a police escort.
'What are you doing?' - Lots of Egyptians asked us that,

'What are you doing?' – Lots of Egyptians asked us that,
Lots of donkeys on the road.

Lots of donkeys on the road.
View from our hotel in Asyut

View from our hotel in Asyut
Hotel room with a view in Sohag...

Hotel room with a view in Sohag…
... but also next to the train station.

… but also next to the train station.
Taking a taxi to Qena with the bikes on top.

Taking a taxi to Qena with the bikes on top.
Nice landscape to Qena

Nice landscape to Qena
Temple of Hathor in the Dendera Temple complex, close to Qena.

Temple of Hathor in the Dendera Temple complex, close to Qena.
Beautiful paintings everywhere

Beautiful paintings everywhere
Especially on the roof

Especially on the roof
One of our highlights in Egypt!

One of our highlights in Egypt!
The colors and paintings are just amazing...

The colors and paintings are just amazing…
...with all the details...

…with all the details…
...and it got freshly cleaned.

…and it got freshly cleaned.
The stolen Dendera zodiac, original is in the Louvre

The stolen Dendera zodiac, original is in the Louvre
Crypt in Hathor temple

Crypt in Hathor temple
Hathor temple

Hathor temple
View from the roof of the Hathor temple

View from the roof of the Hathor temple
Flat tire in the desert from Qena to Safaga

Flat tire in the desert from Qena to Safaga
Long empty roads in the desert

Long empty roads in the desert
Taking breaks, always with the police next to us.

Taking breaks, always with the police next to us.
Beautiful roads to Safaga

Beautiful roads to Safaga
Also lots of mountains and lots of uphill

Also lots of mountains and lots of uphill
Police in front of us.

Police in front of us.
Enjoying the down ride...

Enjoying the down ride…
Cycling the Eastern Desert in Egypt

Cycling the Eastern Desert in Egypt
Beautiful mountains and canyons.

Beautiful mountains and canyons.
First day at the Red Sea

First day at the Red Sea