Posted on May 31, 2018
The Rotary Club of Carlsbad's own Jim Pinto related his impressions of his recent trip to Egypt and Jordan and showed alot of pictures.
Trip Summary
  • Pyramids
  • Citadel of Salah Al-Din;
  • Egyptian Museum – world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts
  • Karnak Temple – largest religious building ever constructed
  • Luxor Temple – completed by Tutankhamun, 1300 BC
  • Valleys of the Kings and Queens – tombs of Tutankhamun and others
  • Valleys of the Queen – Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and others
Luxor  Embark Viking RA
  • Qena
  • Esna
  • Kom Ombo
  • Edfu
  • Abu Simbel – World Heritage Site
Cairo to Amman, Jordan
  • Petra
  • Dead Sea
Jim’s showed pictures of all the places visited, plus scenes along the River Nile, street and market scenes, and visit to a Nubian school in Egypt. In Jordan he showed Petra (featured in many movies, including Raiders of the Lost Ark) and other ancient carvings in the sandstone facades.
Jim’s talk concluded with a picture of him floating happily in the Dead Sea, and a view of Israel across the sea, with Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Jericho in the distance.