Egypt – land of the Pharaohs and pyramids. Hot, dusty and mysterious! Egypt was somewhere I’d wanted to go for a long time and I finally managed to get there over Easter 2005.

I started my trip in Cairo and slowly travelled to the South by train and boat to Abu Simbel. Strangely, the pyramids at Giza for all their size and majesty were probably the least exciting things I saw as they contain very little external decoration. Other temples – Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo – contained great hieroglyphics and even some original colour.