Stella Makadi Resort & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Heated pool
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This is going to be short because I have written so many blogs and then not been able to send them and it's very frustrating! If it's successful then I'll send another tomorrow. When I booked this trip we were supposed to be going through the western deserts of Egypt but Fco advice stopped all that and we've been diverted to the Red Sea. Consequently ...
... choice of destination. Obviously the chance of some half decent weather at unbeatable prices was enough to take their minds off the perceived security risks of visiting one of the most volatile areas in the world.
Having done my homework, I had pre-arranged a taxi transfer along with “visa assistance”, which meant there was a nice man waiting for me in arrivals with a sign bearing my name. He whisked me to the front of the Thomas Cook queue and ...
... small alabaster ankh for my Christmas ornament).
As was our drive to Luxor, the drive back was about 3 hours. We were required to stop and wait for a police escort this time. BTW, the driving in Egypt was crazy -- very fast, vehicles often made 3 lanes out of two for passing and for some unknown reason drove with their lights off most of the time at night (maybe they thought they were saving the bulbs??). It was more than a bit scary. Despite all the guns we saw ...
... The "bedrolls" remind me of cotton bales.)
We get off the ship when called and need to identify our luggage stating what is going with us to Luxor and what goes to Cairo. All of our luggage is there so we are part of the way there. (I take a picture of our suitcase in case I need to describe it later on.) We get on the bus and learn we are the smallest group which is good. We head off for a 2-3 hour ride ...
... Port of Safaga. The one closest to us was loading; we saw a few tractor-trailers backing onto it. The ferry farthest from us must have arrived while we were in our cabins freshening up. The individual cargo bundles were then unloaded in these open-air trailers, starting the scramble of about 200 men on top, tossing all the bundles down to the pier.
The men then located their bundles and separated them into different piles spread out some 80 yards on the pier. ...