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Tuesday, Jan 21 What an incredible restful night, Len didn't wake until 7 and me just before 8 and it is still quiet. Now for breakfast, we can hardly wait to see what is there. There is a variety of cheeses to cut and lots of luncheon meat, salad stuff, cereal, an egg station, all the fruits and dried prunes, figs and raisins, breads to toast, …
This is our last morning on the ship. We make it to breakfast and see a commotion on the ship next to us. It appears to be a ferry and we later learn (from the guide we get) that this ferry was taking people to and from Mecca which is along the Red Sea. These people know how to pack, all had very large "bedrolls" and they know how to carry them on their back or pack 25 high on the pickup that comes to take them to ...
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
... that we face in our own (relatively well-off) lives in places such as America, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. It was also a wonderful scene to witness during our final hour in Egypt after a wonderful four days in the country (plus a day in neighboring Jordan, which was also spectacular).
Most of the traders had carted off their goods by 11:00 when Voyager of the Seas pushed back from the pier. To further illustrate the contrasting scenes, those of ...
... about 2 ½ to 3 hours. The road had a new paved surface but, the quality is not the same standard as pavement in Canada. The road consisted of a many switchback areas and the curves were not meant for the 100 km posted speed. Some curves require a speed of 50 km. Our bus driver attempted some at nearly 100km.
On this tour we went to Luxor Museum, Luxor Temple, Temples of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut and a ...