9th September 1979 Edfu and Kom Ombo
Left Luxor and went by coach to Aswan along the most diabolical road I have ever been on including Zambia. Stopped at Edfu and Kom Ombo. Edfu has the only perfect pylon according to the guide Abdullah however it is quite a small temple, shows Seth being defeated and a cake being made in his shape and eaten. Also I think this was the scene of the foundation laying and sizing of the temple.
Figure 62 Road to AswanI didn’t leave the coach at Kom Ombo as my mosquito bites were very annoying. It is a crocodile temple dedicated to Sobek. Arrived at Aswan, a hug anonymous hotel, very modern in style, took a shower before cases arrived to cool bites down. Went shopping after lunch of pasta which was very nice.
It is amazing how much bites can ruin your holiday, I wish I had taken DDT with me, I was in agony. Couldn't think of anything but how bad it itched. Still I wonder why I thought Edfu was small