Akassia Swiss Resort El Quseir
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... with its own bridge across and the Arab dressed men sitting or standing in the dirt with their weapons. Most are between there legs with the barrel pointing up nears their heads! There are carts with donkeys, men riding side saddle on their donkeys and a few with small horses. All are loaded with sugar cane which is grown here to support them. There are also crops of corn growing and clover for the animals. It is Monday - the Easter holiday for the children and all ...
... on the TV in the cabins. There is lots going on each day so no need to be bored. I think it will certainly be a lifetime trip with so many wonderful memories - and we haven't even reached Gallipoli yet! Once we reached Yemen in the Gulf of Aden we went onto the Red Sea. I was not expecting it to be so large! Really just like a large ocean. We finally saw a few ships heading up to the Suez etc. This was the windiest and roughest sea we have seen. And it's not ...
... Karnak Temple was built by several Pharaoh, each proving his closeness to the gods by the expansion he (or she -- there was one female Pharaoh) built. It is the largest place of worship ever built and features the Avenue of the Ram-Headed Sphinxes, Hypostyle Hall and its massive columns, obelisks, the Temple of Amen-Re and the Sacred Lake. Mostafa gave us an excellent explanation of everything -- both what we were seeing and the history behind it. We saw the huge scarab on ...
When we'd dried off, we started looking at the dives we could do later in the week. There are quite a lot of good sites that are easily accessible from El Queseir, both around Marsa Alam and also Safaga.
One of the sites I wanted to do was El Sheikh Malik, because a dugong can sometimes be found on the sea grass bed.
The morning we were going out was really windy and we weren't sure if we would be able to dive at the site, or if we'd have to go somewhere ...
... said that he was still asking himself the same question. So as we continued we made quite a few stops along the way to see some outstanding geology at work. We saw a couple of the contact points between the Nubian Sandstone and the Basement complex, which is usually hard to see as it either is subducted back into the ground or it is too high to get to because of continental plate tectonics. We also saw quite a bit of rock that was highly pressurized from being so deep beneath ...