Friday, 10 May 2013

Honeymoon trip

It's been a month since my last post but I do have a good reason...we finally went on our honeymoon!  Although we got married last September, we had to wait until April for our trip to the Red Sea, visiting Jordan and Egypt.  As this blog is primarily about stitching, I don't want to bore you with too much detail and a ton of photo's but I will share a few!

Visiting Petra was one of the highlights of the trip and the first glimpse of the Treasury is something I will never forget!



The trip to Cairo was amazing and the Cairo Museum of Antiquities was amazing, I could have spent weeks in there as there was just so much to see.  Sadly you aren't allowed to take photographs in there as the lighting is very carefully controlled but seeing Tutankhamun's death mask took my breath away.


Photo taken from The Times website

Seeing how well preserved some of the mummified bodies were gave a very strange feeling that's not easily described, I guess kind of in awe and a deep sense of respect towards them.

The Pyramids and the Sphinx were stunning, although the experience wasn't as pleasant as it should have been due to the very aggressive nature (and number) of sellers and locals wanting money from you. I have to admit I wasn't prepared for it, also the fact that directly opposite the Sphinx there was a Pizza Hut also meant that these monuments didn't have quite the "awe factor" that Petra did!  However, they are the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and I feel very fortunate that I have been able to see them in person!



I'm only going to post 1 picture of stitching, which was taken while I was away and is of Pyramid 4 (HAED) - Marchetti at the Pyramids!



I know I missed the WIPocalypse for April but I'll pick up again at the next one as there hasn't been a massive amount of stitching progress this month.

If any of you would like to see more photo's then feel free to contact me :)

1 comment:

  1. Great photos, i would love to visit one day!

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