Sol Y Mar Paradise Beach
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... at best and a return to the booming tourism industry of a few years ago is certainly needed to boost the economy and get people back to work. Around Luxor there are many examples (all the river boats tied up and unused for lack of patronage and empty hotels) of a town and a country that needs a lift. Still, a great couple of days and for anyone thinking of seeing that part of the world, don't be put ...
We arrived in the Egyptian port of Safaga at about 4.30 am and had another very early start as we had to be on the road to Luxor by 7 am. It was a three and a half hour drive and showed Egypt to be to be quite a poor country with a standard of living well below what NZer's would consider usual or normal and presenting challenges that we couldn't contemplate from a lack of basic hygiene to donkeys for transport, to huge unemployment and a once thriving tourist ...
... was not discovered again until an American called Carter found it after 13 years of searching. He actually worked right above it but it had been well hidden. One of his workers found it accidentally! We board the bus for a half hour trip through Luxor to the Luxor Temple. It is a smallish city - again absolutely filthy with rubbish piled up everywhere. The traffic is busy and interspersed with people riding donkeys or in small carts pulled by donkeys. The temple is ...
... the Italian crew have never seen people drink so much and at one stage it was thought the beer was running out! That may have been a good thing! You should have seen the Heineken kegs being offloaded in Columbo! Thankfully the majority of us are just polite social drinkers. Some people just give Aussies a bad name - very sad when a lot of them are middle aged. For many it is a first cruise and a first time overseas! There are a lot of families on ...
... force of some Egyptian presidents. The people are 88% Muslim and about 12% Christian. There is a small community of about 500 Jewish people in the North. Grand Cairo (also known as Lower Egypt), consisting of Cairo and Giza is the most developed and modern area in Egypt -- "You can find everything there." There are businesses, expensive homes and museums; expensive cars as well as donkeys and goats; people in modern dress as well as those in traditional dress. The area ...