Egyptian Obsession

Posted by Heather
In life
5Feb 10

     It probably comes as no surprise to many of you that I have a thing for Ancient Egypt.  I first saw King Tut’s exhibit in Ontario in the 70’s, and that was it for me.  Since then, I have always been drawn to the art and artifacts of Egypt’s past.  To me, nothing can compare – it simply takes my breath away with its beauty.

     My dream trip has always been to go to Egypt and see the Pyramids.  If I could only have one more trip in my entire life, that is the one I would pick – it is definitely on my list of things to do before I die. 

Luxor Pyramid

Luxor Pyramid

 

     I guess that is a big part of why I love Las Vegas so much – the Luxor Hotel makes me feel close to fulfilling those travel dreams.  The first time we went to Vegas, we stayed at the Luxor, and we’ve stayed there many times since.

Golden Luxor Statue

Golden Luxor Statue

 

     I get my Egyptian “fix” each time I stay at the Luxor – there are always new things to look at, every time you go – it is constantly changing.  Last time we were there, there was word that they were going to phase out the Egyptian-themed shops etc., which doesn’t seem to make much sense.  We wondered if they may be thinking of closing the hotel or something – after all, why would an Egyptian-themed Hotel scale down the Egyptian things in it?

Fabulous Gold Egyptian Mirror

Fabulous Gold Egyptian Mirror

 

          Not only is the hotel decorated with fabulous Statues etc., but the rooms are furnished much in the same manner – I always wish I could commission someone to re-create these amazing tables, chairs etc. for me.

Luxor Room
Luxor Room

 

For now, I have many fond memories of the numerous times I have visited the Luxor Hotel in Vegas.  I have collected a few things over the years, surrounding myself with replicas of various works of art I like the most.  It is said that hope is what keeps us going.  I certainly hope that some day, I will be in a position that I will finally be able to see Egypt in person – then, my life will be complete.

1 Comments

  1. Felisha, February 5, 2010:

    I feel the same about Egypt. It’s definitely one of the places I most want to visit. I hope I have the opportunity to go there someday. I also enjoyed the Luxor in Vegas. One thing I wanted to mention is that there’s a fabulous Egyptian exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. You may have seen some of the pics we took on Facebook. I think I’ll start saving for an all out Egypt trip. That way it may actually happen. 🙂

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