Akassia Swiss Resort El Quseir
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... uninteresting. The most eventful part was when the driver and guide tried to find a place to allow us to have a much needed washroom break. There was a purpise built facility another hour down the road but some of us could not wait and many place were not keen to allow non Egyptians in there business. He finally found one that would allow the women but not the men. The locals had their entertainment of the day when they ...
... in the hot sunny places that we were going to. Well at this moment I think our hats are on their way to Cairo.
We next go to Hatshepsut Temple and it is explained to us that temples around burial sites are built solely for mummification of the kings, people that will go in that tomb. We then head to the Habu Temple the mortuary temple for Ramses III. We had watched some Nat Geo films on building temples ...
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
... a breath, but just knowing she was in the water nearby was amazing.
We made our way over to the sea grass and it didn't take too long until we found her, munching away on the bottom.
She was totally unphased by our presence and pretty much ignored us as we watched her moving slowly along the seabed.
After a few minutes, she headed back to the surface and again we looked for her before coming across her a short distance away.
There was a remora on ...
... while continuing the discussion with the guides and the bus driver. The talk appeared to get real intense as we drove off, while the rest of us were silent just watching in awe not knowing what was going on. We then got to our destination of a rest stop (only 5 minutes up the road) when everyone, except for the group got off. Amr, our tour guide, came back on to announce that this was our rest stop, and that we were able to get snacks and drinks. Let's just say that at the time, ...