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... they must have sorted something out cos Ramzy, the driver and two policemen got back in the van and we headed off back to Aswan. Three bumpy hours and some carsickness later we arrived in Aswan and stopped at an essence factory. We were given a demonstration there on how they used totally natural procedures to get fragrances and perfumes in their pure form, no alcohol, oils, water or anything. We got some hibiscus tea and mint tea and the man gave us little ...
... of the cool things was references to the god of medicine, Imhotep, who actually was the guy who came up with the ideas of the pyramids. Along with carvings on him they also included pictures of all the different instruments that they used back in the day. Most interestingly was the birthing chair which was a chair with a hole cut out of it! Hmmm. Also in this temple they had a deep well that linked directly to the Nile that they used to measure taxes. The ...
... of our hotel are Christians. I had dinner at the Mona Lisa restaurant, on the banks of the Nile - and was their only customer of the night! Bedded.
26th Had a 3am wake up call for our 3.30am pick up by coach - we had to be in our position in the convoy for a 4am departure to Abu Simbel. Due to the very unstable conditions in Egypt the only way to travel by road between Aswan and Abu Simbel is in a convoy with an army escort. Abu Simbel was moved from ...
... bad, and we will still have time to relax next to the pool. And then he went to pray…
Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock
Our tickets got issued after about 45minutes. But still we weren’t allowed into the harbour without our fixer. But he was still away praying – we think. After another half an hour (and a call to Mr. Salah) he came back telling us to get our cars. Yeah!!!!
We got into the harbour gate and had to pull over ...