el Bahari, temple of Hatshepsut. Wanting to avoid all the tourists
and guided tours we took a local boat across the Nile and hiked from
the river to this temple where of course all the tourists were anyway.
We made a quick visit in this temple and then set out over the mountains
behind the temple to the valley of the kings, there are some ancient
paths to follow and it is a fantastic way to enter the valley of the
kings. But remember to bring plenty of water and a hat as it is really
hot and exposed.