In the hopes of accomplishing something this ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) in Manila, I have decided to take advantage of online courses/ modules offered by different platforms. Okay, let’s just say that watching the legal drama Suits (started this time of COVID-19 lockdown too) sparked an interest in accomplishing something from Harvard University so naturally when took a gander at their e-learning services, one topic particularly caught my interest – Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology.
I’m proud to say that as of this writing, I have successfully finished the course but sadly, don’t have any certificate to boot. Perhaps it’s true when they say; nothing in life comes for free. The online quizzes and certificate do come at a price and however discounted it may be, uncertain times like this may not be a really good time for pursuing that coveted (atleast for me) certificate.
Trust me though, I took my notes from the course and was really able to appreciate more everything that I saw from my trip last year in Egypt. The course focused on the excavations that were done in the 1920s in Giza and how every detail of the discoveries was documented. I had fun learning about the hierolygphs written in the exteriors of the tombs as these were not mentioned during our guided tour. I could go on and on about things but this is only because, Egypt is truly unforgettable.
With that in mind, allow me to recap all the posts I’ve shared so far from my 10-day visit last year. Some of the additional pics here were not covered below so I took the liberty to add them here. So, enjoy! I know that travel ban may took time to be lifted but I hope that somehow this recap sparks your interest to see this amazing country. 🙂
Unposted photos include: The Oasis Hotel in Alexandria, Hurghada (Red Sea), Khan El Kalili (souq in Cairo), Egyptian Museum (Cairo), Hot Air Balloon ride and Colossi of Memnon in Luxor.
Guide to Visiting Egypt. All questions considered including how to dress fashionably there.
The Gift of Nile. How Egypt would look like without the Nile River as per my observation on the way to Aswan.
When In Aswan. My favorite place in Egypt where the Nile is at its most beautiful.
Luxor. Features our visit to Karnak and Valley of the Kings.
Kom-Ombo and Dendara. Equally beautiful as the others and best preserved temples.
El Gouna. A relaxing day in Egypt’s premiere Red Sea holiday destination.
Mysteries of Giza Plateau. The one where I tried to make sense of the things I saw in Giza.