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Back to Cairo

Sunday, 26 Oct 2008 | Views [347]

Time to head back to Cairo and so it's back on the train. We decide to take the sleeper train again, because we liked it on the way down and because we still can't get into true backpacker mode. It would be much cheaper to take the sitting train, but ... Read more >

Luxor - Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens & Colossi of Memnon

Saturday, 25 Oct 2008 | Views [1019]

We start the day by checking out of the boat and get straight onto the tour bus with our "guide-for-the-day" Marco. Our bags are packed on top of the bus, much to the displeasure of Alicia, who points out how frazzled they'll get in the Egyptian ... Read more >

Gallery: Nile Cruise & Luxor

Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

Oct 08
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Nile Cruise to Luxor

Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Views [717]

The first morning of the cruise is supposed to be a trip to some temple or other. Unfortunately for us, we kind of blew our budget (yet further) by taking the cruise in the first place, so we decide our wallet could do without taking the pain of another ... Read more >

Gallery: Abu Simbel

Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Abu Simbel

Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | Views [664]

I can't believe they expect us to get up at 2am!! to leave for our day trip to Abu Simbel. This is one of the sightseeing trips that was part of the package we booked from Cairo and one of the trips we were looking forward to the most. But at 2am it's ... Read more >


Wednesday, 22 Oct 2008 | Views [744]

So we decided the best way to get around the rest of Egypt would be by train. When we say “the rest of Egypt ”, we really only mean the Nile Valley , as this was all we had time for. There are plenty of other places of course, including ... Read more >

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Cairo - Day 3

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Views [430]

Dahsur, Sakkara & Memphis Our driver for the day is Sam and we're joined on our trip by an Irish couple called Jason and Orlaith. They seem to have travelled quite a lot and Jason's got some handy advice for South America - particularly Peru. ... Read more >

Gallery: Aswan

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Cairo - Day 2

Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Views [752]

We decide that we want to leave Cairo ASAP, as in tonight. There’s loads of Egypt to go see and we’ve had enough of all the pollution, smog and pushy hostel managers who double as tour agents. The plan for the day therefore is to get to the train ... Read more >

Gallery: Cairo

Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Cairo - Day 1

Sunday, 19 Oct 2008 | Views [348]

Arrival: Walking out of the Cairo airport, we were hit by the humidity like a hot, sweaty slap in the face. Briefly trying to bargain down the rate for a taxi we were relieved to find our driver had an air conditioned car. We had booked a hostel in ... Read more >

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