Travel Blogs from Ras Sudr
hello all can't remember what my last update was about so might go over some old ground here.. ok, left dahab on sunday i think and went via Suez to Cairo. It was just a few hours stop, but got some great pics of big cargo tankers piling up the canal. Plus breaking up the bus run saved us a couple of shekels. Am travelling with Matt and Nik from Oz …
... military presence and some of the lads were toting serious looking guns. The combination of youth with guns, crazed fervour and a blind hated of infidels must be a highly volatile!
Yesterday morning we set off at 7 am for the 3 hour journey to Cairo accompanied by armed guards, with more armed military lining the streets and tanks blocking all side roads along the way. After an hour ...
... lost or injured on the first day. From the
hotel out of the city was a ride of 40km. Cairo is huge and dirty. The ride was
polluted by smog, noise and bad smells. We were very pleased to get out onto
the open road.
We had a roadside lunch then continued south to our desert
campsite near El Sokhna. Total days distance 131km. I was pretty sore. Set up
camp, ate spaghetti and salad then went to sleep exhausted by 7.
... the cliff side.
The monastery was used as a refuge when Bedouin's attacked, and contains a natural spring well source which Lee-Sia managed to drop her glasses into (well they may have now become blessed ... so swings and roundabouts)!
We camped outside the Monastery gates in our tents and under a beautiful moon; and had a wonderful truck cooked meal (chicken and salads) which we will have to beat when it comes our turn to ...
... to unpack the bike to get it and he studied it as if he had never seen one before. Then said i can go.
Got my Syrian visa today, it was no hastle at all. 2 pieces of paper that i filled out yesterday, 2 passport photos and away we go. Heard from Daren and Lisa today they say Jordan is very laid back, cool people with heaps to see. I am looking forward to seeing some of the middle east. Petra is a place i have heard a lot about, ...