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 ...
... built by the only female Pharaoh (who often pretended to be a man). It is built right into the mountain and on its walls are stories of the female Pharaoh -- stories that prove her a descendant of the gods and of her reign. On our way out of Luxor we passed the Colossi of Memnon, two huge statues that guarded the entrance to Luxor temple (a third Colossus was unearthed about 6 months ago and was erected nearby) and made a quick stop at an alabaster factory (where I ...
This is our last morning on the ship. We make it to breakfast and see a commotion on the ship next to us. It appears to be a ferry and we later learn (from the guide we get) that this ferry was taking people to and from Mecca which is along the Red Sea. These people know how to pack, all had very large "bedrolls" and they know how to carry them on their back or pack 25 high on the pickup that comes to take them to ...
... 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 ...