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... side of the Nile since that is where the sun goes down. No pictures are allowed in the Valley of the Kings which is a bummer but I later buy a DVD of pictures throughout Egypt which I will copy from. In the entryway, there is a model of the Valley showing how all the various graves were done throughout the valley, with many of the tombs having corridors that come within feet of each other. (This is how they ...
Safaga,is a working port on the coast of the Red Sea, brings you close to
what may be the world's greatest open-air museum -- the temples and
tombs of Luxor (what was ancient Thebes). "Close" is the important word
The bus ride from the Red Sea port to inland Luxor, which is in the Nile
Valley in central Egypt, is 3.5 hours each way, making for a very long
day. (Full-day shore excursions run 15 hours or more, and nearly
... Voyager guests as we all tried to understand the puzzle of what was transpiring. One woman remarked on the strange feeling of us being aboard this massive cruiseliner with numerous creature comforts looking down on these poor Egyptians trying to eek out a living by importing used goods from another nation to resell in their country. It was a reminder to all of us how fortunate we are to be in the position we are, and to try to de-emphasize all of the problems ...
Cruise Day 9 of Segment 2
The port of Safaga is located on the western shores of the Red Sea. Safaga is known primarily for its exports of phosphates from local mines however, the recent expansion along the coast has also touched this port city.
We signed up for another tour with Marilyn from Cruise Critic for Luxor. We left at 6:00 a.m. and didn't return until 9:30 p.m.
Luxor is approximately 225 km from port. ...
... of the Minister of Tourism for Aqaba, Dr. Rifai Taleb, archeologist from the Univ. of Jordan. Aqaba is the jumping off point to Petra, and is itself a resort city with many water sports, especially scuba diving in the coral reef. Aqaba is the home port of the legendary Sinbad the Sailor. Aqaba is supposedly where Moses struck the rock and water poured forth. Nearby Wadi Rum has a famous music festival (rock, I think) called Distant ...
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