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 … More 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 4×4 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 … More 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 … More 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 … More Pyramids of Giza

Exploring Cairo

​Having slept like logs and not set an alarm to wake us up we started the day at a leisurely 0830 with a complimentary breakfast. Breakfast was two rolls with jam and spreadable cheese and an egg, a slimed down version of the one we had in Iraq. Although not the top tourist attraction in … More Exploring Cairo

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 … More Nuweiba to Cairo