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September 4, 2013

Step Back With the Pharaohs

Donkey Ride, Valley of the Kings, Egypt

When we visited Egypt a few years ago, one of the things I worried about most was the excursion to the Valley of the Kings via donkey. I’d never ridden a donkey before and my concern was that I’d fall off! The donkey ride from Luxor up into the hills and down into the Valley of the Kings turned out to be the highlight of my trip. It certainly beat the coaches that took most of the tourists to the site. My donkey was called Michael Jackson and that’s us in the middle of the photo. The other two girls were part of our group.

The donkeys ambled on the way there, but on the journey home they trotted, setting a brisk pace. We arrived home in time for lunch after exploring several of the tombs which once housed the royals. It was a fun excursion, and I loved it.

Today I’m visiting Mari Carr. I’m talking about the friends to lovers trope and there’s a giveaway. I hope to see you there!

It’s our wedding anniversary today. Thirty-one years of married life seem to have flown past in the blink of an eye. Happy anniversary, Mr. Munro!


  1. Mary Kirkland

    Love the picture, the name of your donkey is funny.

    • Shelley Munro

      Michael Jackson is very popular in Egypt. Funnily enough, I rode a camel in India that was also called Michael Jackson.

  2. Sandra Cox

    Happy Anniversary to you and the mister.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks, Sandra. We had an awesome day.

  3. Maria Zannini

    Happy anniversary, Shelley.

    I’ve always wanted to ride a donkey! They’re more my speed. LOL.

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks, Maria. Donkeys are more my speed too. I’d love to have a few donkeys. My uncle used to keep them. Evidently if you put them in a paddock with bulls, the donkey’s presence stops the bulls from fighting.