The Red Sea

Trip Start May 04, 2011
Trip End Oct 08, 2012

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Flag of Egypt  , Red Sea and Sinai,
Friday, June 10, 2011

Another early morning rise to fit in the Temple of Hatshepsut and then visit to the Valley of the Kings. Unable to absorb another fact, all I learned about the Temple of Hatshepsut is that she was the daughter of Tut Moses I and was married to her step brother Tut Moses II. She was a strong willed woman who is seen in the form of a man because she was determined to be respected as their equal. She had this large temple built for her only and a tunnel runs from her tomb to the tombs of the Kings buried in the Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings consists of 63 tombs among them are: Tut Moses I, the first king buried there; Mernptah, Ramses III, Ramses IV. The beautiful thing about the tombs is the paintings on the walls are still in tack for the most part. The scenes come alive when you see them in their original colors all from natural plant dyes.

At 11:00AM after I was good and melted, the driver or should I say two drivers, picked me up to take me to Hurghada. I found it a little awkward that we picked up a second driver but I guess that is the law that it requires two drivers when driving across the dessert, so there I was. Thankfully, I reclined the front seat and took a long nap.

We arrived at the "all inclusive" hotel of Sunny Days Palacio to learn that I was actually booked in their “staff” accommodations apartment style called Sunny Days Mirete. The 5 star teaser made me wish I had just arranged something via Couchsurfing, which I did once I opted to extend my visit in Hurghada another two days. The only good thing about the hotel was access to a gym. I managed to run 6.3km and lift weights, a much needed release.
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