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... to the canyon were amazing and the grandeur of the Monastery magnificent. Bruce even gave up his "Indy" hat for a keffiyeh (Arab head scarf) to protect the scalp. Ruth and Paula explored the village of Wadi Musa and the amenities of the hotel which in fact is built around an ancient ruin including what was once a tomb and is now the "cave bar". Met up with our taxi driver for the 2 hour drive back to Aqaba, a modern ...
... on the other. I was stuck there for several hours. Egyptian border control is a farce. There were 4 immigration booths that were manned, but only one was open. The other 3 booths were manned by officers drinking tea. It was chaotic to say the least since ~50 tourists crowded around the sole booth. A nice South Korean lady told me about how the immigration procedures work, which saved me some time. Basically you fill up a form, stuff it in your passport, toss your passport at ...
... on the brighter side, hopefully they will start to put the giant tv screen on at the back of the ship. :0)
The captain also had a lot to say about our transit through the Suez Canal tomorrow, we are joining a convoy and will be starting the transit at around 7 am, but this may change depending on how everyone feels at the time. We are quite looking forward to going through the Suez Canal, but of ...
... All magnets 1 dinar’, came the reply.
That’s about 85p. He should have started at about 15 dinar. I would have haggled him down to about 3 dinar and everyone’s a winner!! As it happens I gave him 5 dinar for 2 magnets and he gave me 3 dinar change. For one brief moment, I thought I noticed an expression of disappointment on the shop keeper’s face and a look of: ‘Can we start again!!?’ He definitely doesn’t have the hang of this ...
... and Egypt as we watched the world go by. It was fascinating watching the locals enjoy their Saturday night at the beach. It amused us that men walked around with enormous teapots on their backs serving tea to anyone who was interested. We decided to try out the restaurant at the hotel for our final night as it had quite a good reputation and was reasonably priced. It was good to get back to semi western food ...