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... 19 miles along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 603,787 The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal. The economic base of the city is fishing and industries, like chemicals, processed food, and cigarettes. Port Said is also an important harbour for exports of Egyptian products like cotton and rice, but also a fueling station
for ships that pass through the Suez Canal. It is home to ...
... I also felt that the ship’s tours in Egypt and Israel might be safer.
We got a very early start, 7:30 to be exact, (and that is a.m.!). We all took small bags to take whatever we needed for an overnight. Surprisingly, I didn’t forget anything.
Our Egyptologist/guide was Sharif, a diminutive, portly man who was just delightful. His English was excellent too. Maurice was our driver, and though he didn’t say much, he ...
... getting off, but a whole heap more will be getting on which should be interesting. The last part of the cruise is much more active with not so many days at sea which is a bit if a relief, we don't mind a day at sea, but this extended stretch at sea doesn't really suit us. We keep eating a meal and looking at the menu for the next which isn't very good at all. ...
Pigeon towers (Emily) Pigeon towers look a lot like hindu temples. Kind of fat bee hives with sticks coming out of them. Apparently people raise and eat them. Cheep meat...I'm not sure why we don't do it in the states. I really am hoping to eat one before I come home. The trick it seems, to be to convince our guide that I really am serious. Camel Ride (Emily) This was more of a priority than you might think. The fifteen minutes we rode out into the desert was something my kids ...
Wednesday 18th January 2012
As I looked forwards from the starboard wing of the bridge, I saw two dolphins take it in turns to leap out of the water towards the bow of the ship. They are so graceful and so sleek. They weren’t in view long, but although the sky was still overcast and there was slight precipitation, there were breaks in the cloud and I think this brief sighting heralds improvements all round.
We are still shuffling along at ...