Our time in Egypt is almost over. We fly back to South Africa in just a few hours. From the balcony of the hotel, we can see the protests in Tahrir square - just two blocks from here. On the ground, the evidence of the struggle for freedom is very apparent. Egypt is one of my most favourite places on earth to visit. This is my third time here (and Jess' first). The situation the country is in, is both exciting and dire. We are one of the few tourists who have been prepared to travel here in the midst of the elections, protests and the innocent deaths. On one hand, for the first time in decades, the Egyptian people have the chance to determine their own future, but, on the other hand, they don't seem trusing that it will all work fairly.
Cairo is a very busy city. With a population in the greater area of over 20 million people, it is a city that not everyone could handle. We have chose to spend most of our time in the much quieter southern city of Luxor - an amazing place that everyone needs to visit.
Jess and I have worked really hard this year... we shot over 50 weddings - so, we were quite happy to spend our afternoons and evenings sitting by the Nile River in Luxor relaxing and doing anything but think about work!! But.. in a country of such incredibly, hugely, massively rich history - we spent each morning checking out the remnents of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
We really hope you enjoy this small collection of photos from our week in Egypt.
Oh.. the majority of these photos were taken with our new little pocket camera - the Leica X1.