The words of our guide in Abu Simbel tell the entire tale of our unforgetable journey through Egypt. He said:
" Welcome! Welcome, my friends. Thank you for visiting Egypt, especially at this time in our history, and thank you for helping to keep us alive. Please go back to America safely - Insh-Allah - and when you return tell all the Americans what a wonderful place this is...and tell them that we love Americans here...and tell them that Egypt is safe for tourists. Even in troubled times, the Egyptian people will always protect you.
Insh-Allah, we will welcome you once again when you return to our country."
Planning to tell our entire story, "warts" and all when we get back. We feel that this was the very best time to visit Egypt as they struggle to obtain Democracy, and sadly for them the crowds were non-existent. If you canceled or postponned your trip, we feel sorry that you missed this truly amazing country.