I overheard the conversation of the Columbian soldier at the temple of Philae: "What I enjoy most are not the great temples or the infallible wonders, they are all nice and impressive, but I like something much simpler, like sitting on a boat watching the river flows�"
There're things I have to do and there're things I like to do. I guess I have to visit the Pyramids but what I like most is walking into the desert by myself, climbing an unnamed hill and watching the sun lazily dropping into the horizon.
|Day||Date||Week||Place||Morning||Afternoon||Late afternoon /Nig||Hotel|
|35||11/3/01||Saturday||Sinai||Bus Sinai to Dahab||Bus to Luxor (4:00pm, 17hr)||Bus, 100p, AC|
|36||11/4/01||Sunday||Luxor||Bus to Luxor||Temple of Karnak (20p)||Anglo Hotel (25p, BK, AC, PB, one star, best room)|
|37||11/5/01||Monday||Luxor||Tour to Valley of the kings (85p, should be 65p)||Train to Aswan (5:00pm, 3 hr, 1st class dirty)||Hathor Hotel (30p, BK, AC, PB, one star, good)|
|38||11/6/01||Tuesday||Aswan||bus to Abu Simbel (4:00am, 3 hr)||Hight Dam, Philae, Elephatine Island||Hathor Hotel (30p, BK, AC, PB, one star, good)|
|39||11/7/01||Wednesday||Fluecca||Captain Jamecia (60p, 2 nights)||stop before kom ombo||on Fluecca (a bit cold)|
|40||11/8/01||Thursday||Fluecca||kom ombo and camel market||on Fluecca (a bit cold)|
|41||11/9/01||Friday||Fluecca||bus to Edfu with temple of H||Luxor temple (20p+10p camera)||Anglo Hotel (25p, BK, AC, PB, one star, OK room)|
|42||11/10/01||Saturday||Bus to Oasis||bus to Asyut (11:00am, 5 hours, broke down)||bus to Dahkla (8:00pm, 5 hours), service taxi to Farafra (4:30am, 3.5 hours)||No sleep, 2:00am drop off at Dahkla, sucks|
|43||11/11/01||Sunday||Farafra||Art Museum (free)||white desert tour (40p)||Farafa Hotel (only one, 50p, PB, mosquito net, beautiful but expensive)|
|44||11/12/01||Monday||Bahariyya||bus to Bahariyya (11:00am, 3 hrs)||last adventure to desert sunset||Ahmed Camp (35p, Bk, lunch, dinner, food poor, staff talented)|
|45||11/13/01||Tuesday||Cairo||Around Oasis||Bus to Cairo (3:00pm, 5 hr)||Bus broke down in desert||Carlton Hotel (45p, PB, AC, one star, nice)|
|46||11/14/01||Wednesday||Cairo||Pyramid (bus 355, 3rd 7 wonders)||Pyramid (20p entrance)||Climb Pyramid (22p), Light Show (44p)||Carlton Hotel (45p, PB, AC, one star, nice)|
|47||11/15/01||Thursday||Alexandra||Bus to Alexandra (8:30am, 2.5 hr), Great||Qalbey (4th 7 wonders)||Bus to Cairo (8:00p, 2||Carlton Hotel (45p, PB, AC, one star, nice)|
|48||11/16/01||Friday||Cairo||Egyptian Museum (20p)||Islamic Cairo, Market||Nile River||Carlton Hotel (45p, PB, AC, one star, nice)|
|49||11/17/01||Saturday||Vancouver||Taxi to airport (25p)||Cairo to London, British Museum||London to Vancouver||British Airway, nice food, nice seat, excellent|
|Exchange Rate||Hotel Keys|
|Turkey||US$ 1 = 1.6ML||SB=Share bath, PB=Private bath|
|Syria||US$ 1 = 50p||BK=Breakfast included|
|Jordan||US$ 1=0.7d||AC=Air Con|
|Egypt||US$ 1=4.25p||SC=Shower Cold|
My body and mind were tired, my legs were going to give up. It was the end of my trip, end of a period of my life.