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Went for a few laps of the main deck (7), taking the opportunity to look at all of the various ships heading to and from the Suez Canal.We dropped anchor about 19:00 as planned to wait for our turn to transit the canal.
After dinner this evening we listened to the Royal Cunard Singers in a concert style show.
Bye for now
Sue and ...
... of other large pyramids and temples.
Giza has always been a focal point in Egypt's history due to location in respect to Memphis, the ancient capital. Giza is in Africa. The Great Pyramid of Giza at one time was advocated (1884) as the location for the Prime Meridian, a reference point used for determining a base longitude.
The anticipation of arriving at the very first “far away place” I had ever heard of was about to become ...
... and lots of scribes and Ramses sculptures.
As I was sitting outside I was watching people, one of my favorite pastimes. I was especially paying attention to the attire. In Turkey and Morocco I saw a variety of very restrictive garb (like burqas) and modern, western clothes. In Egypt, even in the cities, I don’t think I saw one female who wasn’t a tourist without some kind of head covering. Most just had the scarf wrapped around. I did ...
... anything else.
The ship had a big BBQ on deck and we lounged and munched alongside the pools and watched the canal crossing. A lovely day. The sun became so hot at the noon hour, that we had to go into the shade to keep from cooking.
We are very brown already and enjoying the sunshine. Kent lays in the sun more than me as I am quite busy with the art and singing.
Kent's stomach really got bad and he spent some time in bed ...
... beginning to turn up again. Americans, the Dutch and French, many people feeling scared about going to Egypt. She explained that 2 million people worked in tourism, and many of them have sought work in other fields, like teaching. She was in favor of the revolution, and her husband was a part of it. She wasnt marching in the street because her husband said it was too dangerous, but she supported it. He also supported the Jordanian revolution, but wished at they would wait ...