Middle East

Back to Cairo

We arrived back in Cairo to the magnificent Conrad Hotel. We have 3 nights here so we can relax, unpack a bit, and get some washing done. That night we went to the Giza Sound  & Light Show. This was a bit corny, but worth seeing. We ‘d opted not to do the show at […]

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Aswan to Luxor

We cruised on the Tower Prestige I towards Luxor. This was a nice boat, ‘The Best On The Nile’ reportedly. It was pretty good, with an onboard gift shop and a jewelry shop. There was a bar on the 2nd level and a disco on the 3rd level. We had a rooftop BBQ on the

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We departed the Old Cataract Hotel on route to the temple of Phelea, which was the second largest temple moved due to the creation of the Nile Dam. This temple was on an island, about 15mins ride from Aswan.  On the boat  Tommy had arranged for one of the local vendors to sell necklaces made

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We flew to Aswan, via Luxor, then onto Abu-Simbel. Juice box on each of  the 4 legs 🙂 Side Bar: Egypt Air dont really subscribe to the idea that the safety video needs to be finished prior to the actual take off. On 2 occasions we were in the air before the video was half

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Cairo Day 2

We had a leisurely breakfast and met in the lobby for our tour to kick off. We headed off to the Cairo Museum which was a bit of a drive away. No cameras allowed in the museum unfortunately, so no pictures. Brief intro to things then went to see ‘the scribe dude’ who is famous

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Got to Cairo Airport and had an easy transfer.  We got to the beautiful Conrad hotel and promptly had a couple of Stella’s (local beer). Checked out our Nile View room. Side Bar: The worlds supply of satellite dishes are in Cairo. We had a swim and then caught some zzz’s by the pool. Went

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The Day Is Here…

Well, the day has finally come. We are doing the last of our packing, trying to keep the weight down on our day packs, making sure we turned off all the things we can about the house, cleaned out the gutters, sorted out the BBQ, taking the Jeep to the secure car park and trying

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