Anyone watching Simon Reeve's 'Tropic of Cancer' on BBC last night could not fail to be awed by the sight of the magnificent Abu Simbel temple at Aswan. Or could not fail to be stunned by the story of how it was moved stone by stone to higher ground when they flooded its original site to create Lake Nasser. Russell Morling from our UK office travelled there last year and had this to say about his visit:
"The absolute highlight of the tour was visiting the famed site of Abu Simbel. I’d heard about how the Egyptians had moved this temple to save it from the Nile, and couldn’t wait to see it.
We had a 4am start for the coach journey there but it was worth the effort as we were the first party to arrive at the temple and had a good hour with it all to ourselves – it was truly amazing! A fantastic experience and the best bit was that we were just leaving as the tourist hordes were arriving – perfect!"
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