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Last day and the flight home

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [955] | Comments [1]

We had a few things to do in the morning - so got up quite early and went out for a quick breakfast. Croissants from a baker we liked and then had a coffee and other snacks at an Internet Cafe that had been a regular haunt in Cairo. Checked our email ... Read more >

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Walking and Shopping

Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [909]

It had been raining quite heavily in Cairo mainly overnight and the city clearly wasn't used to that. The streets were flooded, the drainage system let it down. Perhaps after the long dry time ahead there were many blockages. We decided to take a self ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

Marking Time

Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Views [913]

25/1: Alexandria The routine of our lazy days continued. Julian slept while Tim and I went out for breakfast and did our exploring of the city. We collected Julian at around 11 and after his breakfast we made our way to the Alexandria library. The ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Thursday, 24 Jan 2008 | Views [672]

It was another long cold bus trip - we left dahab at 10:00 pm and travelled through the night. Again stopping every few hours it seemed for various ticket and passport checks. It was very cold and uncomfortable, though the bus wasn't very full and we ... Read more >

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Red Sea Relaxation

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | Views [657]

Not much to tell really - we spent a long lazy time just hanging around in Dahab which is on the eastern side of the Sinai Peninsular - across the gulf (and the red sea) is Saudi Arabia. The first day's weather was lovely and warm with little wind ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation

Settling in

Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Views [762]

So the next day just slipped by. Julian slept in, Tim and I had a long lazy breakfast and walked around the foreshore. There was a big table of guests in the breakfast room, mainly from Europe and a couple of North Americans so we spent some time chatting ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [897] | Comments [1]

The bus ride to Dahab was long and uncomfortable. For some reason we had been issued four separate tickets for each leg of the trip - though it was a single bus that went all the way through. Every two or three hours during the night therefore the ... Read more >

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Valley of the Kings

Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | Views [982]

Despite him having been at the valley of the kings the previous day we lured Julian into coming with us by choosing to ride donkeys. He had made his own way to the west bank the day before and hired a bicycle and thus got further than Tim & I who ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Hanging Out in Luxor

Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | Views [741]

Monday: After a night interupted by street noises, calls to prayer and the worst matress of the trip we were able to move rooms to a quieter more comfortable room in the back of the hotel. We had breakfast on the roof then a second breakfast at an expensive ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Kom Ombo to Luxor

Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [1530]

We felt a little short changed by the Felucca captain though not terribly and were generally happy - it had been reasonable, but the meals weren't great and the extras had been overpriced. Also we realised that we hadn't travelled very far by Felucca ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

Felucca Voyage

Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Views [818]

Julian was already "templed out" and had decided to give Abu Simbel a miss in favour of the extra hours in bed. As it turned out he had spent the extra hours throwing up and sitting on the toilet. Something to do with the Lamb we assume. He ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Tour South

Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [698]

Our wake up call came at 3:00 am for a 3:30 start. Tim and I dragged ourselves out of bed and showered but were still a little late meaning the mini-bus full of sleepy travellers was waiting impatiently of us outside our hotel door. Unfortunately for ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Another Day in Aswan

Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Views [578]

It was a sleepless noisy night in the hotel for me - mainly because of the street noise. So Tim and I got up early and headed out to look for a better and cheaper hotel. The goal was to get better quality for the same price - but we ended up paying slightly ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Lady Diana

Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [1286]

We broke a few of our rules - and paid the price. We were getting a little impatient and finding it hard to agree on what to do next and so decided to take a sunset Felucca ride around Elephantine Island. The nearest offering was from a tout who had ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [753]

We arrived in Aswan around 10:30. I had slept only on and off during the night but both the boys said they had slept soundly.   We booked into a hotel on the Nile - we had checked a couple looking for something cheap but somehow couldn't work out what ... Read more >

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Egyptian Museum and Onwards

Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [630]

Tim and I got up early and headed off to organise our onward travel. We decided on the tourist sleeper train but securing our tickets was not without complications. First problem you have to pay in US dollars and according to the Lonely Planet these ... Read more >

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Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Views [1299]

The breakfast in the new hotel was terrible - we ate there because it was included and we were in a rush, but decided not to in the future. The taxi driver was on time and so we had a very clear run through the almost deserted early morning streets ... Read more >

Tags: sightseeing

Cairo Market

Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [592]

The pattern of Tim and I getting up early with Julian sleeping till lunch time continued. We went out for a long walk of discovery, found an ATM and then setlled in for a nice expensive coffee / milkshake at the "Beano" chain. Zamelek is a ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Arrival in Cairo

Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [551]

5/1/8: Arrival in Cairo   We used the automatic check in and somehow Julian managed to move himself a few isles down and lose me my window seat.   It was about a three and a half hour flight to Cairo and all went reasonably smoothly. The man next ... Read more >

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