The last Egyptian templeThe last Egyptian temple

Abu Simbel Temples are not just “ordinary” Egyptian temples.

When the Priests-Architects of Pharaoh designed the temple of Ramesses, beloved of Amun, they decided to celebrate both the Sun-God, Amun, and their King-God, Ramesses II.

They created a 3-rooms speos, a temple carved in a mountain. The first room is guarded by 6 columns-statues of . . . → Read More: The last Egyptian templeThe last Egyptian temple

Misr ! Misr ! Misr !Misr ! Misr ! Misr !

As almost everybody in Egypt, we watched the news live on tv.

Tired of received the news either with a two-days delay or from Europe by phone, I finally decided to settle a satellite dish on the roof of the hotel (which didn’t have any television). Those last days, I was watching Al-Jazeera or BBC . . . → Read More: Misr ! Misr ! Misr !Misr ! Misr ! Misr !

Planting the seeds for the future…Planting the seeds for the future…

Ok, this could have been an image, but it has to be taken quite literally. Today, we planted around 200 tulip bulbs, and 200 other flower seeds.

I wanted to make something of this irrigation ditch since the first time I saw water running in it. It then looks like a little river, the music . . . → Read More: Planting the seeds for the future…Planting the seeds for the future…

Meanwhile, in Abu Simbel…Meanwhile, in Abu Simbel…

Cairo is burning, and Abu Simbel has never been more out of time than today…

Since 4 days, Egypt faces unprecedented revolts. Having no tv in the hotel, news are scarce… rumours of hotels burning in Cairo, of a Children Hospital also burnt down, of a policeman dismembered in Suez as revenge because he killed . . . → Read More: Meanwhile, in Abu Simbel…Meanwhile, in Abu Simbel…

A blog, really ?A blog, really ?

My name is Michel Mosser, I’m Belgian, 33 years old, and I’m the manager of the Eskaleh Ecolodge.

When I planned the new website of the Eskaleh, I had a pretty clear imagine of what I wanted. Online booking (coming soon), explainations on the Nubian culture, pictures gallery… but a blog wasn’t part of this . . . → Read More: A blog, really ?A blog, really ?