El Gezira Hotel
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Long, long, bus ride today out into the desert where Seti 1 built a small temple along the route to the gold mines. The miners were complaining that it was a long journey for them to the mines with no water on the way so he dug a well and built the temple to show how generous he had been in looking after his workers. It was small but with lovely inscriptions, and the surrounding rocks are ...
... I would have with them
I am really sick about how people have bragged about how cheap they have haggled over stuff, no matter how small it is, they will haggle and giving a tip is a whole new ball game with them
I went down the souk and met Aladdin in his cave, he has some really old stuff, we had a chat and a coffee, nice bloke, no hassle to buy anything, in fact all through the souk I had no trouble, just a simple just looking thank you and ...
... to the Valley of the Kings.
The timing was perfect - once we were a good distance up, the orange sun peeked up over the horizon. It was amazing how quiet it was up there, save for the sporadic HISS of the propane tank and fire spouting up into the balloon keeping us afloat. After nearly an hour of floating, we crossed the Nile and started to drift closer to the ground. As we got closer, we could start to hear all the city sounds - roosters, donkeys, dogs, cars.... a ...
... on Karnak, look rather primitive to say the least.
We ventured out of the hotel most evenings, working our way down the top 5 recommended restaurants on Trip Adviser. Dan insisted he wanted authentic “Egyptian” food, and we were amused to find that his No. 1 choice was owned by the very hospitable Laura from Lancashire and served a reasonable veggie shepherds pie and decent roast dinner! We eventually gave up on our quest and settled for a ...
... all good and laughs were had, and we were off to our next 91km. Being a non race day, and warnings of misbehaving children we grouped together. Four of us jet off as the 15km pace was freezing us! The nice flat 27km pace did the trick. Minor 90m climb was perfect to warm up those legs. Navigating the town was an adventure, and 6 of us made it to the other side, not without causing quite the stir with construction, donkeys, cars and the dudes with the guns (which ...