Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Luxor, Hurghada and Egyptian Museum.

Luxor is 14 hours south of Cairo by train. A mid-size city by the Nile where you can find temples, tombs, monuments, built 3 thousand years ago. The famous Valley of the Kings is there. I rented a bike and just strolled around ruins around the city for 4 days.

Hurghada is 5 hours east of Luxor on the red sea by minibus. The town itself really isn't much, but the reef is spectacular. The diversity of the fish and the colors of the reef were stunning. I want an underwater camera! I did 2 incredible dives for 28 US dollars. This included equipment, hotel pick up, boat and lunch! 

The Egyptian museum is another amazing place in Cairo. The amount of antiquities is astounding. The Tutankhamen funerary chamber is out of this world. There is so much to see that you literally need a few days in the museum.

Luxor esta a 14 horas al sur de Cairo en tren...  es una ciudad donde por todos lados se encuentran templos, tumbas, monumentos, construidos hace 3,000 anios... aca van algunas fotos de mis 4 dias explorando el area caminando y en bicicleta... 

Hurghada esta a 5 horas al este de Luxor en minibus en el mar rojo... la ciudad no tiene mucho para ver pero el arrecife es espectacular... la diversidad de peces y los colores del arrecife son increibles... hice dos buceadas por 28 dolares, esto incluia el equipo de buceo, transporte al hotel, barco y almuerzo! 

El museo egipcio es otro lugar impresionante en cairo... la cantidad de antiguedades es impresionante... la camara funeraria de tutankamon es fuera de esta mundo... tienen tanto ahi que se necesitan un par de dias para verlo todo.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

We want your soul !!

"We Want Your Soul" is a 2003 breakbeat song by British DJ and producer Adam Freeland; the song made the Top 40 charts in several countries, and resulted in an award-winning music video [1]. It is the first song to which Freeland wrote the lyrics [2], he describes it as being "about the destructive side of consumer culture", and about how commercialism is inescapable. Rather than being sung, the song's verses are spoken by a speech synthesizer; the song also features a sample of Bill HicksThe Target Corporation sought to license We Want Your Soul for use in an advertising campaign [3], which Freeland refused.

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Tim 6:7

"The Power of Enough" is a book that expands on this idea