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Aswan as a tourist

Another day off, after another late night travelling; training starts tomorrow. Temperature about 43′! Evening visit to the Nubia Museum, which is a reminder of the history and culture of the Nubians, whose settlement was flooded by Lake Nasser after … Continue reading

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Day off in Luxor

The day started at 5.30 am and we were driven to the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s West Bank. First we paid a visit to Tutankhamun, son of Akhenaten. He died young with no great battles to his name. … Continue reading

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From Qena to Luxor

Certificate presentation in the morning then bus journey to Luxor. Arrived in Luxor by bus provided by the university and taken to Shady Hotel. Left on our own for lunch so we ordered pizza. This took a really long time … Continue reading

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Day 5 – our last in Qena

Training this morning was time management which was interrupted by a meeting with the president of the university who wanted to see how the week had gone for us. It was a shame we were taken out of training, but … Continue reading

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Day 4

The opportunity to attend English club has not materialised, which was a real shame as we were hoping to be quite a feature through discussing the difference between Egyptian and English education. Morning training was problem solving and team building. … Continue reading

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Day 3

The day started with a visit to Dendara, which is the Temple of Hathor. The goddess Hathor was the goddess of love and sensual pleasures, patron of music and dancing. She is usually represented as a woman, a cow or … Continue reading

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Day 2

The pace of life here is so much slower than Minia, which seems largely due to the fact that the university are organising us. Training was in the morning. The self esteem session seemed to work better with more space … Continue reading

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Qena: day 1

This morning was very sedate, enabling us to meet the president of the university and some of the girls that we will be training. We had some photographs taken which may be published on the university website; svu@eg.com The girls … Continue reading

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Arriving in Qena

After a 6 hour train journey, which should have taken 4 hours, we arrived in Qena and were greeted on the platform by some local Guiders and Heba #2, who is a translator at South Valley University. The university is … Continue reading

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Our last day in Minia

I’m typing this whilst waiting for the train to take us to Qena. Thoughts from the week: Hayley – why are we waiting? Sarah – inta haroof (you’re a sheep) Helen- yallah (let’s go) Kate – I love you too … Continue reading

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