Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
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... founded between 282BC and 268BC and was originally called Philotera, in honour of the deceased sister of Pharaoh Ptolomy II Philadelphus and was a very important merchant port for many years. Nowadays it is an important tourist resort famous for white sand beaches and mineral springs. For us looking at the port from the ship it is very messy! Lots of broken stone and dirt and beyond the desert. The beachfront is a fair way from us and we won't get to see the White ...
... with 4 or 5 kids in tow! So a very mixed age group but I would say us baby boomers are in the majority! Everyone is very excited about seeing Egypt - it is amazing we have been away almost 3 weeks. The choir practices on all sea days - Marg and I are singing in it. There are about 100 who joined. We have learnt about 6 pieces (all without music Richard B!). Just learning the Kiwi national anthem now. The historians have been very interesting and are ...
... to be seen so far..too hot.!
I did purchase ,in a reputable manner..something I love, a cartouche,which is my name in hyraglifics,in gold..on a slilver oblong,that fits on my chain,I love it,the combination of the two . I never make impromptu purchases,Sam is still amazed, but we really liked the idea..
Onward to our lunch stop, on Felucas on the Nile, how special was that...all beautifully set out, with red table cloths and all the trimmings, and we went off into the river ...
... side of the Nile since that is where the sun goes down. No pictures are allowed in the Valley of the Kings which is a bummer but I later buy a DVD of pictures throughout Egypt which I will copy from. In the entryway, there is a model of the Valley showing how all the various graves were done throughout the valley, with many of the tombs having corridors that come within feet of each other. (This is how they ...
... to hundreds of tarp-wrapped bundles with mystery contents, we saw some bicycles and pieces of furniture. In talking with other passengers watching this spectacle, we guessed that these items were second-hand used goods being imported from wealthier Saudi Arabia for resale in poorer Egypt. What wasn’t clear is whether all these traders had journeyed over from Saudi Arabia with the bundles, or whether they were shipped by their contacts across the Red Sea and they ...