Resta Reef Resort
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... trip back to the port of Safaga. The drive is in two parts, firstly the Nile irrigation region which has a lot of fairly subsistence level farming activity (mostly sugar cane and wheat, some cattle), secondly the desert stage which as you can imagine is pretty desolate. The port of Safaga is not the prettiest place you'll ever see and reinforces that Egypt, if not a third world country is certainly ...
... to build and rediscover the sites is enormously impressive. We then checked in to our hotel for the night the St George in Luxor which had a great pool and we along with several other guests and some of the crew who are on the trip spent a couple of hours around the swim up bar before readying ourselves for dinner and the evening light and sound show at Karnak. Whilst it was lovely to see Karnak in the night, the show itself wasn't up to much and it was still stinking ...
... We finally roll out and start our journey. The desert is amazing - absolutely nothing but sand and rocky outcrops - no green at all and no trees. There are some houses but these are brick and built into the edge of the rocky hills. Occasionally there is one on the side of the road with some straw on the roof - almost just a humpy. Apparently if there is a sky dish on top someone lives there! We pass police posts every few kilometres - some have uniformed police ...
... with 4 or 5 kids in tow! So a very mixed age group but I would say us baby boomers are in the majority! Everyone is very excited about seeing Egypt - it is amazing we have been away almost 3 weeks. The choir practices on all sea days - Marg and I are singing in it. There are about 100 who joined. We have learnt about 6 pieces (all without music Richard B!). Just learning the Kiwi national anthem now. The historians have been very interesting and are ...
... of the mountains on its east side. The Statue of Liberty was originally intended for the opening of the Suez Canal - and that the French changed their mind about sending it there and sent it to the USA instead (We had never heard that story -- I'll have to do some research to find out if it is true). The colors in the Egyptian flag are red (for blood), white (for the future) and black (for the rich soil deposited by the Nile) and has the falcon symbolic of the service in ...