Around the World Trip - Egypt Part III: Hot Air Ballooning

Tuesday morning brought a stunning adventure, a hot air balloon ride across ruined temples and vast expanses of desert.  We floated high in the sky over temples and excavations, and dropped down to glide across the tops of fields of sugar cane.

 Away we go!

Away we go!

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 Queen Nefertiti's tomb in the distance. She was the only female Pharaoh and was infamous for wearing (shock!) pants..  

Queen Nefertiti's tomb in the distance. She was the only female Pharaoh and was infamous for wearing (shock!) pants..  

Our balloon driver was excellent, dipping us up and down across the sugar cane fields. 

After we landed, this young boy was insistent in getting money from us, badgering everyone for "dolla" "dolla".  I finally said yes (he was pretty cute, in my opinion) but I wanted his picture in return and he grudgingly obliged.