Here are some photos from my Sunday trip to the temple at Abydos. It's three hours north of Luxor and seven hours south of Cairo, so I broke up my trip home by stopping here.
The tourist police escorted my taxi to and from the ruins. The taxi driver asked for my phone number. The police asked for baksheesh. The college student I met on the train asked for an Arabic-Italian electronic dictionary. The so-called journalist on the train took my photo for his so-called newspaper. I was happy to get back to Cairo that night, where I am less of a novelty.