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Travel Blogs from Makadi Bay
The early flight to Aswan was boarded with ease. The little plane was half empty so Dane and I moved to the rear and both stretched out over 3 seats each for a nap. We were met at the airport by our new guide, Islam. He was going to be taking us through the sights of the southern part of the country for the next 2 days. He was really lovely and made each tour seem like story time, teaching us the basics of how to read hieroglyphs and pointing out symbolic carvings in the sides of ...
On the drive from Cairo airport to our hotel in Giza we quickly realised that Cairo was unlike any place either of us had been to before. A myriad of dilapidated and vacant red brick apartment buildings encase the city and mountains of rubbish line the streets. Despite the chaos Cairo is full of charm and it's difficult not to be drawn into this incredible city that has been the site of civilisation for thousands of years. Our first day in Egypt was spent at Saqqara and ...
... with the usual bunch of insomnia masochists. We attended 3 lectures this morning. The first was by the aviation lecturer Ian Smith on Aden and South Arabia. He had worked in the area as a flight engineer in the years preceding the British withdrawal in 1967 and was able to show us photographs taken at that time of some of the places we had visited. Of particular interest was Dubai where 40 years ago there was very little. The British left Aden after what some describe as the ...
Say it with me.... 1 pound falafel!! Egyptian pound, that is.... basically the equivalent of 15c AUDSo Mark and I had a meal consisted of 5 falafels two drinks (Sprite and Coke - IN A BOTTLE) and mint tea YUM! All up 10 Egyptian pounds = $1.50, what more could you ...
... shirt and a bandana to put over my face with sunglasses and shoes. Particles from the desert go everywhere, and it can be a real mess. It was very scenic riding around the area. The tour headed for a local village, which was an extended 30 minutes from our base. The village can only be reached via quad bikes, motorcycles and animals. Their is no road leading to ...
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