Travel Blogs from Makadi Bay
... Gourna on the Red Sea. Our first impression of El Gourna was, "we must have made a wrong turn somewhere". Unlike most of the places we have stayed at for the last 4 months, El Gourna was very posh. Our room had a view of the marina, complete with all the million dollar yachts! It was a nice to end the trip in style!
This will sadly be our last post while traveling with Overland Oasis. We have ...
27th Just before noon we boarded our two feluccas (sail boats, one for each truck) for a two night trip down the Nile. Ours was called 'Africa Beuty'. We saw many of the 'Nile cruise ships' tied up on the banks - we were told that there are around 850 of them on the River, generally with 100-200 twin cabins on each, but only around 20 were currently working - again, the lack of tourists. We had our heskies on board, with ice, ...
Day Seven- Felucca cruise on the Nile, Edfu, Komombo, Luxor, Cairo
We woke just as the sun was rising and the our crew was anchoring on our final destination for the our Felucca adventure and back on land explore the Edfu and Komombo… These temples were also amazing, though I think by this time in the trip we had begun to have temple fatigue….. but that the Luxor Temple put all that aside. Temple of Luxor on the ...
What an early start. Up at 3.30am to catch the bus, the boat and the bus to take is to the ride of a lifetime. Hot air ballooning. Wow. The bus picked us up from the hotel and took us to the marina where we boarded a small motor ferry to take us across the Nile to the West bank of the river. On the boat we had some cups of tea and started nibbling some of the sweet breakfast snacks they provided. We also had meal packs to last us the rest ...
The crew were up and about at 4am and began rowing us towards the place where we were to leave our yummy felucca. They made us breakfast as we sailed/rowed to a small town called Dawar on the banks of the Nile. We said goodbye to the crew and gave them a well earned tip. Momo took us to a small coffee shop where we were able to use the loo and clean our teeth etc. The bus picked us up from here and took us to our first temple of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet