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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 ...
Arrived in Safaga Egypt before 7:00 AM & my guide and driver were waiting on me. Jim didn't go, still wasn't feel good. We drove to Luxor which takes 3 hours. Really pretty drive, desert with small mountains. Luxor is a really pretty town. First was the Karnack Temple. Really amazing site. Just can't believe how they built these temples. Of course a lot has been destroyed over the years but still so much ...
We only saw Safaga from the ship's window's or deck. It wasn't easy for me to get out as the taxi's were limited to come no closer than a 15 minute walk and the temperature was 95F/35C and I couldn't walk it in 15 min on the best of days.
Kent decided that seeing the Valley of the Kings ...
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 ...
... women filing out.lol. We were all tired and relieved to reach the dive boat. It isa beautiful boat with a number of lounging areas and sun decks. Rooms are quite functional and all in all it is a pretty great place to spend a week. The Egyptian wines included with dinner is not too bad at all.
I managed to load just a few pics so you can check them out using the same link as before. The boat has been pretty ...
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