Akassia Swiss Resort El Quseir
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... at best and a return to the booming tourism industry of a few years ago is certainly needed to boost the economy and get people back to work. Around Luxor there are many examples (all the river boats tied up and unused for lack of patronage and empty hotels) of a town and a country that needs a lift. Still, a great couple of days and for anyone thinking of seeing that part of the world, don't be put ...
We arrived in the Egyptian port of Safaga at about 4.30 am and had another very early start as we had to be on the road to Luxor by 7 am. It was a three and a half hour drive and showed Egypt to be to be quite a poor country with a standard of living well below what NZer's would consider usual or normal and presenting challenges that we couldn't contemplate from a lack of basic hygiene to donkeys for transport, to huge unemployment and a once thriving tourist ...
... 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 ...
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 ...