Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay
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... and about 45 pharaohs are (were) entombed there. Unfortunately no photography is allowed and hence no accompanying photos of this stop. Despite the early start it was still very hot and by the time we left temps were again in the mid 30's. Then off for a quick photo stop at Queen Hatsutep's temple and on to the Habu (sp?) temple which is another very large temple dating from about 1000 BC. As you ...
We arrived in the Egyptian port of Safaga at about 4.30 am and had another very early start as we had to be on the road to Luxor by 7 am. It was a three and a half hour drive and showed Egypt to be to be quite a poor country with a standard of living well below what NZer's would consider usual or normal and presenting challenges that we couldn't contemplate from a lack of basic hygiene to donkeys for transport, to huge unemployment and a once thriving tourist ...
So Little ,such a lot...
Today we came to Safaga,our Port in Egypt,on the Red Sea, for our visit to Luxor,and the Valley Of The Kings.
A stunning sight on a warm, sunny morning, our first views of the barren ,rocky mountains,a backdrop to the Port ,which is not huge ,but of great importance for grain imports from all over the world,and exporting much to Saudi Arabia and other places near and far. The surrounds do not grow a thing,its a barren wasteland just ...
... amazing. The size of the place was incredible and you can't imagine how all that stone was put in place all those years ago and a lot of it is still standing. Although some of the sphinx were damaged, they were still pretty amazing particularly the avenue of 365 of them that runs in a straight line for about a mile and a half!
The whole day was a fantastic experience and we returned to the ship pretty shattered after an amazing ...
Docked around 6 am. Unfortunately, still sick with the virus. Visited the medical office and was quarantined to our cabin for 24 hours. Sad to have to miss the overnight trip to Lexus and hot air balloon ride. Sheila decided not to go without me despite my assurances that I would be OK. Otherwise an uneventful day confined to my cabin. Glad of the TV, iPad and, of course, Sheila for ...