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... we were starting to get a dose of the ABT's (another bloody temple) by that stage and combined with the slow moving nature of some of our fellow travellers and the heat meant we were glad to get back to the bus. Getting really hot by this stage and after a stop at some other Sphinx like statues it was back to the hotel to have a shower, get some lunch and check out before the three and a half ...
... 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 ...
... bus get a scroll with their names written in the Egyptian alphabet. I buy a small picture of an Egyptian cat which looks like Lizzie our Abbyssian which sadly we lost. Our return trip is very long as we are all pretty tired. We are due back at the ship at 1930 and to sail at 2000. We arrive back a out 1915. At 1930 there are still more than 10 buses missing. These do not arrive until 2030-2045! We have a very late departure! Apparently there is Egyptian time and that is ...
We have had seven full days at sea - when we reach Egypt we will have had a sea voyage of nearly 13,000kms since Albany which has been an amazing journey. We have been very fortunate to have had calm seas and lovely warm weather. Life has been very relaxing with lots of reading, eating, sleeping and fabulous entertainment. We have been treated to live shows of Normie Rowe, John Williamson and Darryl Braithwaite. All great - Normie a great entertainer and ...
... that things haven't changed much for most people. But, since the revolution, the tourist industry has dropped off dramatically. Tour guides are all independent contractors and before the revolution he would guide groups for tour operators or cruise ships 2 or 3 times a week. Now he has groups just once or twice a month. The hundreds of cruise boats on the Nile were down to just 7 at one point, but have rebounded to about 60.
Mostafa also talked to us about the 5 ...
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