Gaddis Hotel, Suites and Apartments
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First stop today was another special opening of a tomb we have been trying to visit, unsuccessfully, for years - that of Nefertari the wife of Ramsses II. It is spectacularly painted with wonderful rich deep colours but suffered badly from condensation and was closed for years for restoration. Since reopening they only allow a handful a day to visit for 10 minutes but ...
... of the Kings, Queens, Nobles and the workers
My favourite temple (The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut) I didn’t go to again as it would have been with the group, I would have preferred to do it on my own, but it weren’t to be
There will be other times for me
I wandered around the souks, had fun and games with the sellers, even though they all wanted me to go into their shops, a simple No Thanks worked and then we could just talk ...
... throw at first, but eventually they got it), and all 9 men grabbed hold and proceeded to dig their heels into the ground and haul us down. It was quite a production to get us down, but we touched down surprisingly gently. We all stayed in the basket as they pulled off the "top" of the balloon to let out the air and deflate it. An amazing experience.
You know the flight was official because we all received certificates with our name on them at the end.
We bused ...
... for the princely sum of €32 and did wonder if for this price we’d be handed a bunch of helium balloons and a guide book. We tried hard not to dwell too much on the balloon disaster in Luxor two years previously, where the gas canister exploded mid-air, killing or severely maiming all 21 passengers. Of course (!) safety standards had improved since then, and our company, Sinbad balloons, surely had a back-up plan in the shape of a flying carpet.
... could not come sooner! I got 2 marriage proposals, blown kisses, 2 rocks thrown at me. Poor Andy got smack on the back with a stick of sugar cane. His words - You little **** get back here! but we decided to race off. Lunch was entertaining! down a hill towards a canel fed from the Nile. We knew where to go due to the kids and people! The lycra//spandax Circus is in town! Will and Laura got some kids going nuts on the other side of the canel, which was good times, ...