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... beard; they assume anyone with a beard like Eric’s must be friendly
... 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 ...
... Aswan to Cairo takes 80 minutes after which we are bused to the Intercontinental Citystars Hotel for one night. What a beautiful hotel! Before we say goodbye to 2 of our group who head back to the USA later tonight, we have a farewell buffet dinner at the hotel. Yes more food! The food on this trip has been extraordinary and I've eaten way more than I need with tonight's meal being no exception. ...
... to us - don't know how he remembers all their names and stories, but then again, he did study history and Egyptology for 4 years.
Going back to the ship in the tender, we are joined by a couple of other passengers as well as another security guard with an even bigger uzzi tucked under his arm like a baguette. We feel very safe!
The rest of the day is free time which is wonderful as I think most of us are "templed out" ...
... day in Dahab I decide to go snorkelling and take a taxi to the Blue Hole where there are a lot of other tourists swimming around looking at the reefs and the various fish. Their flippers constantly hit the reef but they don't notice because they are terrible people. The fish are brilliantly coloured and far more numerous than I could have expected, but being stalked by (unidentified) fish with razor sharp teeth sends me back to shore. Till next time.