Lotus Bay Safaga
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... The "bedrolls" remind me of cotton bales.)
We get off the ship when called and need to identify our luggage stating what is going with us to Luxor and what goes to Cairo. All of our luggage is there so we are part of the way there. (I take a picture of our suitcase in case I need to describe it later on.) We get on the bus and learn we are the smallest group which is good. We head off for a 2-3 hour ride ...
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
... way back to Cairo. The group undecided where to go for dinner we ended up at GAD again (a double GAD day for us!). This time however there was a power cut when half our table had had their meals delivered. Mine was one of the undelivered. Doh. Luckily power resumed after 5 minutes, my food arrived and it was a nice last night with the tour. If you are ever considering a tour around Egypt we can definitely recommend Egypt Explore. Next stop, Dahab for a relaxing week in the ...
... Port of Safaga. The one closest to us was loading; we saw a few tractor-trailers backing onto it. The ferry farthest from us must have arrived while we were in our cabins freshening up. The individual cargo bundles were then unloaded in these open-air trailers, starting the scramble of about 200 men on top, tossing all the bundles down to the pier.
The men then located their bundles and separated them into different piles spread out some 80 yards on the pier. ...
... knees so you don't topple over his head -- a little scary!!
Back on the ship after showering and getting cleaned up we went to a Birthday Party for our friend Mili who is a member of our Trivia Team. We play trivia most afternoons at 4:30 for "points" that can be traded in at the end of the cruise for "stuff". We have a good team and do win occasionally - I am learning lots of useless information playing and having a good ...