Winding down in Cairo

​We arrived, after 12 hours on the bus, at just before 0900 and caught a taxi to the same hostel we had stayed at last time we were in Cairo, the staff even recognised us. We were assigned the room next to our previous one and after sorting out our things I went and enquired … Continue reading Winding down in Cairo

Abu Simbel 

​(PHOTOS HAVE NOW BEEN ADDED TO MY PREVIOUS 3 POSTS) Having arrived in Aswan late last night we were up again at 0300 to leaves at 0315 to drive to Abu Simbel which was a few hours drive south, nearly on the Sudanese border. Most the journey for both of us was spent asleep as … Continue reading Abu Simbel 

Luxor West Bank

Despite my best intentions we were left with no other option than to take a 'guided tour' of Luxor's West Bank. Our guide was also the driver and we shared our 4x4 with a Norwegian/Brazilian couple called Peter and Luiza. It wasn't a typical tour because as there were only 4 of us we could … Continue reading Luxor West Bank

Luxor East Bank

Having caught an overnight bus from Cairo we arrived in Luxor at around 0730 this morning. We were met by our hostel owner who came to meet us so we would avoid being hassled by the many taxi/horse cart drivers. It was only a short walk to the hostel. After checking in and dropping our … Continue reading Luxor East Bank

Pyramids of Giza

We left our hostel just after half 7 with what we thought was plenty of time to cross Cairo and travel the 7km to Giza, unfortunately we had vastly miscalculated Cairo traffic so we arrived at the gates at about half past 8. The gates having been open for half an hour already meant that … Continue reading Pyramids of Giza

Nuweiba to Cairo

​Having arrived in Newiba just after 0100 (Egyptian time) we (the 8 tourists) were escorted off the ferry first albeit without our passports we were then walked across to the arrivals terminal, shepherded through security to the visa desk. Unfortunately Emily and I had taken the word of a Jordanian travel rep who said we … Continue reading Nuweiba to Cairo

Crossing into the Sinai

​I had a sleepless night as I frequently had to dash from my bed to be sick outside, I wasn't the only one who was suffering as I overheard someone else throwing up in the early hours, clearly a few pieces of chicken weren't properly cooked.  Breakfast was served from 0600 but not feeling like … Continue reading Crossing into the Sinai