Travel Blogs from Ras Sudr
... 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, ...
... had a chance to go again during the year.
Like last year a whole bunch of teachers went for the weekend, this weekend, there was about 20 of us who went and enjoyed the sun and the red sea. Stayed at the Palmera Beach Resort which was fabulous. It had 2 pools and direct access to the beach. Our resort included breakfast and dinner. Spent most of the days in the ...