Travel Blogs from Safaga
... the green and fertile Valley of the Nile,where 98% of the poulation live.Date palms ,nicely kept, small productive tracts of land, with Families working,new large resivours in place further back.
We skirted the villages ,on a new highway and into Luxor,every corner is culltivated,vendors crouched in the shade with nuts and things all set out on the ground.
Amongst it all ,so close to civilization, we saw the Avenue of the Sphnix,perfectly placed in this huge line ,human ...
... Of course all are empty but still really something to see. Then then3 hour drive back to ship. arrived about 8:45. Driving at night in Egypt is an experience in itself. They don't always use their headlights. They turn them on & off when meeting another car. I asked Ayman about this and he said that is now the drivers talk to each other. they know what is means when lights go out or flash. Tomorrow ...
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 ...
... amazing. The size of the place was incredible and you can't imagine how all that stone was put in place all those years ago and a lot of it is still standing. Although some of the sphinx were damaged, they were still pretty amazing particularly the avenue of 365 of them that runs in a straight line for about a mile and a half!
The whole day was a fantastic experience and we returned to the ship pretty shattered after an amazing ...
... there is a water closest on the bus. We have a great Egyptologist with us for the entire time and learn lots about the area we are driving through. We are given a very detailed schedule of the next three days which comes in handy many times. We head to Luxor in time for lunch at a hotel overlooking the Nile River. We next head to the Valley of the Kings on the west side of the Nile. Tombs and burials are done on ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center