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So Little ,such a lot...
Today we came to Safaga,our Port in Egypt,on the Red Sea, for our visit to Luxor,and the Valley Of The Kings.
A stunning sight on a warm, sunny morning, our first views of the barren ,rocky mountains,a backdrop to the Port ,which is not huge ,but of great importance for grain imports from all over the world,and exporting much to Saudi Arabia and other places near and far. The surrounds do not grow a thing,its a barren wasteland just ...
... you can see. Then on to Luxor Temple which is smaller but still beautiful. Lunch was next & my guide wanted me to taster true Egyptian food and ordered my lunch. I did say no to lamb but tried everything else. Was all okay. Then left for Valley of the Kings. Can only go into 3 tombs but they have all survived so much better than the temples since are underground. Drawings and carvings still have ...
... enough for him so we just decided to stay onboard and relax.
The view from the ship was beautiful and they say it's a place where there is spas and healing waters, beaches and tranquility. People who went ashore said there really wasn't much to see or do, so I don't think we missed much.
Wednesday 10 April - Safaga, Egypt
After a tedious 3 3/4 hour drive to Luxor on a grotty bus we reached Luxor. We saw lots of signs of poverty and squalor on the way - so much rubbish tipped into the canals - altogether not a pretty sight and certainly not a good advert for the country.
The tombs at the Valley of the Kings were pretty amazing - hard to believe they were built so many years ago and apparently a new tomb ...
... number of us are taking meclazine to ward off sea sickness. It is nice and calm when we are at a dive sight as i would never have been able to work on the computer when under way.
We hear there are still demonstrations in Cairo but that seems far away from us now. I will sign off as the divers should be popping up soon. I understand this is it for the internet for a couple of days.
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