Travel Blogs from Safaga
... vegitation,and trees are exciting to spot... the occasional grassed part around small brick houses,a few small roadside places ,one with a whole group of young girls ,on donkeys in lovely bright robes.We saw the new pumping stations along the way and the pipeline being completed, to bring the water from the Nile right through this arid land, to the Red sea where there is nothing, so a huge difference.Land being prepared for planting ,it will be such a revelation to this arid ...
... you can see. Then on to Luxor Temple which is smaller but still beautiful. Lunch was next & my guide wanted me to taster true Egyptian food and ordered my lunch. I did say no to lamb but tried everything else. Was all okay. Then left for Valley of the Kings. Can only go into 3 tombs but they have all survived so much better than the temples since are underground. Drawings and carvings still have ...
We only saw Safaga from the ship's window's or deck. It wasn't easy for me to get out as the taxi's were limited to come no closer than a 15 minute walk and the temperature was 95F/35C and I couldn't walk it in 15 min on the best of days.
Kent decided that seeing the Valley of the Kings ...
... once a month! The colours on the ceilings and walls were astounding and just as I had imagined them to be.
We went in the tomb of Tutankhamun which was a lot smaller than the others because he died aged only 19 so he only had a few years to prepare his tomb.
We had lunch in a smart hotel in Luxor which wasn't bad considering the number of tourists they were catering for.
From here we went to the Karnak Temple which ...
Safaga, Egypt – 10th April 2013
We arrived early morning in Safaga around 8 am and were moored at the cement works, the photos, when uploaded will hardly be worth looking at. Our first choice for a trip was to a Hotel in Hurghada, for a day of snorkelling and sunbathing with lunch at the hotel and we were allocated this just 12 hours earlier.
The trip into the next town was 60 kms of relatively good ...
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center