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... of getting sick is getting increasingly less appealing.
After two weeks of hot weather, it is shifting to high twenties with a breeze rather than calm mid-30s. With that is slightly rougher waters. Nothing particularly rough but we are no longer sailing on a lake.
Hunter's update on the Red Sea
I’ve been travelling through the Red Sea ever since I left Sri Lanka. I’ve seen lots of boats, flying fish ...
We had most of Thursday to ourselves so we opted to do a day trip to Dahsur and Sakkara. Dahsur has the oldest pyramids (about 2600 BC) and also the first pyramid known as the "bent" pyramid. No, it is not leaning over or sinking into the ground. It's bent because it was the first attempt at a pyramid and they got the angles wrong. The angles were altered partway through construction as it wasn't acute enough. They changed the angle to complete it ...
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... a diving Mecca. We shared the road with pedestrians and camels and horses. I love driving in Egypt.
When we reached our destination we were treated to a very chilled environment consisting of shelters attached to coffee shops and food stalls. All these were facing the water, open at the front and involved lounging around on cushions. We were taken to one of the venues, chose our lounging spots and dumped our stuff. The whole environment had ...
... the rest of the group were disinclined to do so and I wasn't sure if I was allowed to the leave the group, so I took the Camel Trail to St Katherine's Monastery. By this point it is baking hot and in the end the Monastery was a bit of a disappointment so we're all pretty happy to head home.
Our driver was waiting for us but refused to leave until 10am on the dot because he was having tea, which is ironic because he spent the following 90 minutes trying to ...