Sunday, October 24, 2010

Back in Luxor Again!

It's hard to believe that I've been back in town for just a little over a week now. Last Saturday I left behind a beautifully crisp and sunny fall day in Paris and ended up in an unseasonably "warm" Luxor. I always feel a little ridiculous landing here with my Turkish leather jacket, but it came in very handy in France, so that's the trade-off.

Except for one trip to Vodafone, the pharmacy and the bank by a very circuitous route--thanks to all the destruction, construction and reconstruction--it's been too hot and I have been too concerned about what I am likely to see to take my initial walkabout. But now that the weather is starting to cool down a bit, I won't be able to put it off too much longer. Maybe next weekend.

Here are a few of the images that greeted me this week.

Buttons was eager to help me with my unpacking last Saturday night:
A street scene across from the Vodafone store:
These scarecrows mean business as they stand guard over our vegetable garden:
Extended families of sawhorses:
Our white bougainvillea is starting to turn a little pink:
This is what it looked like when it was still pure white:
Despite the heat and the changes it's good to be back. As I have said to members of the Egyptian staff: Ana hena wi ana mabsuta! I'm here and I'm happy! Stay tuned for a post with photos from a wedding held last Thursday night...

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