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Dante's Tenth Circle

EGYPT | Saturday, 15 March 2008 | Views [1899] | Comments [5]

I'm not sure why, but for some reason, a dinner cruise along the Nile sounded like fun last night.  So I threw down my 120 pounds, put on a nice shirt, and almost immediately regretted my decision.  It seems I was the only one at my hotel who signed up, so myself, and my monosyllabic host Aywa, caught a taxi to the river and boarded a brightly lit world of evil.  I envision hell as a sort of dinner cruise, where you're stuck at a table with someone who has already been there one thousand years and is bored stiff (Aywa), while the karaoke band enthusiactically and eternally belts out "Hotel California" and that hell-spawned Titanic theme song, all the while being electronically accompanied by...you guessed it, a Casio keyboard.  So yes, I saw a vision of hell last night, and it manifested itself on a tourist-packed, cheeky dinner cruise down the longest river in the world.

But I exaggerate.  Aywa finally warmed up after I used every conversation starter known to mankind, and watching the extremely buxom belly-dancer shake her stuff within inches of an elderly, unamused nun was definitely good for a laugh.  The food was quite good, and hallelujah, it only lasted two hours. 



This is a hilarious blog! I couldn't take it anymore when you mentioned the Casio keyboard! Lol!

  Cindy Mar 15, 2008 11:15 AM


Great post!

  allwelcome Mar 15, 2008 11:57 AM


a short but brutal description. You make it sound, well, almost attractive in it's evilness. Maybe you've started a new fad here! Ganbatte!

  simon_monk Mar 15, 2008 9:03 PM


Aarrrrrrrr, ya woulda made a great pirate, matey!! Great to see your face, great to hear the fire in your words. And you've proved to the world that cruising in d'Nile gives birth to insanity! hahaha!

  Melony Holleran Mar 19, 2008 1:10 AM


LOVE the vision of this,

In Costa Rica we walked into a restaurant to isten to a "Traditional Puruvian music"--

The songs on pan flute and guitar souded so familiar-
all Beatles covers--

went perfect with our hamburgers and rice

  Abaloney Aug 23, 2008 4:39 AM



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