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... travels that we have been pickpocketed! We noticed right after it happened in the Aswan souk but it was too late. The little ******* made off with $20. It could have been much worse, but man was he good. He had mad pickpocketing skills. More than once we had to walk out of a restaurant or raise a fuss when taxi drivers or restaurant owners were ganging up on us to charge us double or triple the price. And I’m proud to say that Panu, in one very particular instance, yelled at a ...
Sharm el Sheikh is the travel destination for the international set. It is what Bali is to Australians. No Aussies but lots of Russians, Germans, English and every other nationality within a 5 hour flight radius.
We spent the day before battling Cairo traffic to the airport and then flying here. (1 hour flight). Shorter than the ride to the airport in Cairo.
Sharm el-Sheikh is situated on the ...
... along the Nile on the way home. This was going to add at least an hour to our drive, making us arrive back at the ship long after it was supposed to have sailed. The drivers were quite upset about that, guns were brandished, and soon the drivers' licenses were confiscated, a police escort joined us, and we set off up the Nile. It was actually very interesting because we travelled through towns and cities all along it, seeing the real people walking around, living their normal ...
... and to foreigners, it is called Gate of God and this way is to help cater to both. The gate is a few towering rocks that make up a gate. It is clear the rocks were somewhat carved at some point, but it still made for a good entry way into the park. From here, we did a snorkel trip that took about an hour. It was roughly the same kind of fish we saw yesterday near Tiran ...
... how long!)
Turns out, even with all the extra
stuff I was only 19k. You are allowed 23. I clearly haven’t
traveled enough lately. I used to be able to pick up a suitcase and
immediately tell you if it was over or not.. Not to self: travel
Apparently I am getting incredibly
efficient with knowing what I do and do not need and cutting out
everything else. I have realized I can happily live off one suitcase,
and then ...