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... 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 ...
... bags - which is fine by me. Ben Evans is writing a novel, and Mike Lantz was giving him suggestions for what should go in it, plus what the cover of the novel should look like to give maximum impact. Not quite sure as long distance trucking, a hot chick and wrestling cam into the equation.
An enjoyable days cycle today - over 50km an hour down the hills - able to actually overtake on a couple of occasions - got re-overtaken on the next hill ...
... slow ones are killing me! But sparks some good conversations. Terry's advice, they get easier with age. Which since John and Terry have 30+years each on me I tend to agree. Time to hunt down another beer and some crisps before rider meeting at 5. At the rest day in Luxor, think a room in a hotel is in order! Need to de-sand, and re-organize...... which should have done today, but sunny skies, beach, cold beer, whatcha going ...
... to be seen so far..too hot.!
I did purchase ,in a reputable manner..something I love, a cartouche,which is my name in hyraglifics,in gold..on a slilver oblong,that fits on my chain,I love it,the combination of the two . I never make impromptu purchases,Sam is still amazed, but we really liked the idea..
Onward to our lunch stop, on Felucas on the Nile, how special was that...all beautifully set out, with red table cloths and all the trimmings, and we went off into the river ...
... once a month! The colours on the ceilings and walls were astounding and just as I had imagined them to be.
We went in the tomb of Tutankhamun which was a lot smaller than the others because he died aged only 19 so he only had a few years to prepare his tomb.
We had lunch in a smart hotel in Luxor which wasn't bad considering the number of tourists they were catering for.
From here we went to the Karnak Temple which ...
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