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... etc and that helped us to understand and appreciate many of the things we are seeing throughout Egypt.
We then head to our hotel (which is on the Nile River) for the night and Brad and I find the bar which is very nice and have dinner and call it a night. This has been a very long day and while the rooms are small the bed is very comfortable. As I open our suitcase, I find that our hats are with us and not in ...
Safaga,is a working port on the coast of the Red Sea, brings you close to
what may be the world's greatest open-air museum -- the temples and
tombs of Luxor (what was ancient Thebes). "Close" is the important word
The bus ride from the Red Sea port to inland Luxor, which is in the Nile
Valley in central Egypt, is 3.5 hours each way, making for a very long
day. (Full-day shore excursions run 15 hours or more, and nearly
... of bread and slowly carry off pieces in every which direction.
I didn't have my camera with me, so after David and I finished dinner, I went back to my cabin to grab it. Then I went to up to Deck 12 to watch this scene play out, later moving down to Deck 4 for a closer view.
As best I could determine, a ferry had arrived from Saudi Arabia when I was in the shower. As David and I ate dinner, there were two Saudi ferries docked next to us here at the ...
... t see any container or petroleum ships.
There are no locks on the Suez Canal.
Before noon we crossed Big Bitter Lake. At about 1:00 we reached Suez City and the entrance to the Red Sea via Gulf of Suez. It is getting very hot. There will be many sunburned silly seniors tomorrow, sun bathing today on deck. The ship had its first poolside barbecue this afternoon.
Our lecturer-impersonator today played ...
... thin shawl which is also worn in a way that will cover their face. We were shown their huts, the well where they got their water, the "kitchen" where they cooked, the Mosque for their prayers, and a hut where weaving was done. It was quite interesting. We finalized our visit with a camel ride - another first!! Getting on was not bad but getting off was a challenge --- you have to lean waaaaaaaaay back as the camel goes down on ...