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... 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 ...
... bags - which is fine by me. Ben Evans is writing a novel, and Mike Lantz was giving him suggestions for what should go in it, plus what the cover of the novel should look like to give maximum impact. Not quite sure as long distance trucking, a hot chick and wrestling cam into the equation.
An enjoyable days cycle today - over 50km an hour down the hills - able to actually overtake on a couple of occasions - got re-overtaken on the next hill ...
... skies, ah heaven! Perfect! Quick trip to store as chips/crisps are a huge hit. Bought Sue some snickers, to keep her in good with her blog. I'll have to post that link, but if you google Tour d'Afrique 2015 riders, her blog is under her name, Sue. She's got quite the following and one of the few with a dongle. Tomorrow is 126km with a climb into the mountains, which I am looking forward to a decent hill to climb. ...
... 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 ...