The trip to Egypt was very much driven by my connection with Goddess Isis. I always felt guided by her and encouraged to go and explore Egypt, her sacred land.
My husband joined me in this trip, as he was very keen to learn more about pyramids and this ancient culture. We joined an Australian group and started our adventure in Cairo. Here we explored the Pyramids of Giza, went inside the Great Pyramid and experienced a camel ride! It was amazing! Also visited the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Museum in Cairo. And I got a beautiful drawing with Goddess Isis!
From Cairo we went to Luxor travelling by train overnight in sleeping carriages…and that was fun! Luxor is a nice small city which once was the capital of Egypt during the Dynasty of the New King Kingdom and considered the ‘Glorious city’ of the God Amon-Ra. Luxor is also known as the ‘World’s greatest open-air Museum’ and we visited the Temples of Karnak and Temple of Luxor, and both sites are very impressive!!!
So we embarked on Princess Sarah boat for 5-day cruise on Nile River with final destination Aswan. During the cruise, we had the opportunity to visit many ancient Egyptians sites, learnt about this sacred land and relaxed on its calm waters…
There is something special about cruising on Nile river… so calm and peaceful….
I tried to imagine how it looked like when ancient Egyptians were living on this land and I don’t think these landscapes changed too much since the pharaohs ruled the land…the sunrise and the sunset was the same for them too.
On the first day of our cruise, we went to a tour of the Valley of the Kings, known as the ‘Gateway to the Afterlife’ where the ancient Egyptians built impressive tombs for their pharaohs. I’ve seen few tombs and one of them belonged to the famous Tutankhamun. We also visited the temple of Hatshepsut, also called the Pharaoh Queen.
The day after we travelled by horse and carriage at temple of Horus at Edfu. This was the ‘home’ and cultural centre of the falcon God Horus. The name Horus means “The One Far Above”. Horus was originally the Sky God, but he is also known as War God, Hunter’s God, God of Kingship and others…He played the role as the protector of the ruler of Egypt 🌟
On the following day we started very early at 4am and travelled by bus to Abu Simbel. This site is located about 3 hour drive from Aswan on the western bank of Lake Nasser-Egypt. There are two famous massive rock temples, one built for Pharaoh Ramses II and the other one for his wife Nefertari. The temples were moved approx. 60 metres by Unesco to save them from Nile river floods…and this site was absolutely amazing.
While travelling by bus, I was fortunate to see desert mirages. I have only seen them in the movies…they are really cool. I learnt that they occur because light bends to move through warmer, less dense air… and because in the desert the air is hot near the surface and cools as it rises. So the light refracts downward, causing the eye to see sky-like or water-like colours below the horizon.
On the last day of our Nile cruise, we took a small boat to Philae Island (in the middle of Nile river) to visit Isis’ Temple. This majestic and mystical site was the highlight of my trip to Egypt as Goddess Isis has been calling me for a while and was so happy and privileged to finally to connect with the energies of this site.
So after a week of visiting the pyramids and many temples, we finally made it to Isis’ temple. And it was absolutely magical!!! I had goose bumps visiting each part of the temple and felt a deep connection with her. If you don’t know much about Isis, she was the ancient Egyptian goddess of marriage, fertility, motherhood, magic and healing. Her most important roles were: wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, fertility goddess and goddess of magic and wisdom. She truly represents the Divine Feminine, empowering others to use their innate power to heal and to live with compassion, gratitude and love.
From Aswan we took a plain back to Cairo and the following day travelled by bus to Alexandria, a Mediterranean port city where we stayed overnight. This was the last leg of our trip. We visited the Catacomb and Pompeii’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column and the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th century defensive fortress build by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayfand. We also visited the El Montazah Royal gardens.
It was hard to believe our trip was nearly over…we went back to Cairo for couple of nights and going home after that…In Cairo we’ve done a bit of sightseeing and visited the oldest souk, Khan al-Khalili Bazaar! Vibrant, interesting and colorful.
Our last night in Egypt was very beautiful, we enjoyed excusive Egyptian dinner and magnificent views of the pyramids.
We truly enjoyed every moment of this amazing Egyptian adventure and I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to explore this sacred land, visited many majestic sites, learnt about ancient Egyptian culture and most important to me was the connection I made with mystical Goddess Isis at her beautiful temple on Philae Island! It was absolutely magical and I’ll remember forever!
***Daniela is a Spiritual Teacher & Mentor, Intuitive Guide, Intuitive Intelligence Teacher, Energy Healer and Inspirational Speaker. She runs regular courses and workshops on Personal and Spiritual development and loves being in service to others to bring more peace, love and compassion into the world.