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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- TV Channel One Russia
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... is well lit and we walk in for about 400 metres. The walls are amazing - the illustrations and colours so well preserved. All etched in to the Rock and then coloured. There are many chambers - these are glassed off but lit so one can see in. They apparently restore a section and then open it up. They close some at different times also - an ongoing process which they will continue for many years. The tomb of Tutukamen is at this site. It was robbed and then covered ...
... as we got closer to Yemen we had a Chinese destroyer shadowing us and 2 Russian helicopters at one stage. I don't think any of us felt nervous - didn't sit on our balcony in the evening though! Some SAS types were seen being discreetly loaded on up the side in Colombo with their duffel bags so that made us feel a bit safer! Behaviour seems to have settled down but have to say there are some very ordinary types on board who drink from mid morning ...
... 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 ...