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Travel Blogs from Suez
The weather was fantastic for the time of year
the staff put a lot of effort into New Years party food was good
supposed to be 5 star but more like 2 star
staff were not very friendly and seem to be a hassle if we asked them for anything!!
food was ok but not brilliant
room kept clean but never changed sheets
very cramped round ...
... rescue and helped to get a truce and clear the mines. This led to the canal being reopened and the resumption of trade.
Ship traffic through the canal transits in convoys (we were ship number two, with 29 in our convoy). Each day there is one northbound convoy and two southbound convoys. There are two areas where the north and southbound convoys meet – the Great Bitter Lake and Lake Timsah. Around 17,225 vessels transit the canal each year, with ...
Well it's nearly 4pm today, and anybody that says crossing through the Suez is boring compared to the Panama - dead wrong - totally different and very interesting. At one stage ( in the lake in the middle) our convoy of 19 ships passed over 30 others all "parell-parked" on an angle like downtown Beaudesert - fascinating! The scenery changes all the time - facing North looking forward - Egypt of the right is lush, resorts and ...
... to struggle up over the horizon and it is welcome indeed, the wind, ( it is definitely not a breeze ) was cold, and the thick clouds were keeping the warmth of the sun at bay. Not what we had expected at all. But the increased light meant we could see our surroundings properly and quite extraordinary it was too. On the port side, oh yes ship lingo now we had the city of Suez stretching out with green parks and gardens and endless buildings including a power ...
... awe as the land changed from desert to green. We spent several hours on our veranda just watching the changes. Some little boats were using nets to catch some fish and when they saw us, they would yell Hello
We dined with friends last night and a couple from the Jean Ryan dance team. It was a fun evening.
Tomorrow we will be in Haifa, Israel.
Until next ...
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Portawfik, Suez | Hotelfrom $67