Nov 4, 2016 - พีระมิดอียิปต์ ไปอาบแดด
พีระมิดอียิปต์ ไปอาบแดด พีระมิดในประเทศอียิปต์ เป็นหนึ่งในพีระมิดที่เป็นที่รู้จักโดยมีหลายแห่งในประเทศอียิปต์ เป็นสิ่งก่อสร้างของชาวอียิปต์โบราณสมัยก่อนยุคเหล็ก โดยเฉพาะ พีระมิดคูฟู ใน หมู่พีระมิดแห่งกิซ่า นับเป็นสิ่งก่อสร้าง ขนาดใหญ่ที่สุด ที่มนุษย์เคยสร้างขึ้นมาJump to full entry
Jul 22, 2016 - trip el Gouna Cairo to Abu Dabi
Photos attached need to go in El Gouna. But for now they can sit hete. Given today was just getting to the airport, flying, waiting,flying some more, you would think there would be nothing to report. Not so! First the taxi trip. Ordered for 4.00am. we stand in street waiting. not arrived by 4.10 Ashleys phones. The reply "Yes here waiting for you" after several exchanges re where are you? And him being in another place entirely but sure he was right and we wrong, he finally admitted he didn't know how to get to us. He was given...Jump to full entry
Jul 21, 2016 - Last day!
Nearly got a tour in a glass bottomed boat. Ashley rang to book it for this afternoon and was told as customer numbers had dropped they were now doing only one tour a day. And guess what? It had just left!! So I have had a swim, taken a few more photos, I have lost at rummikub AGAIN. Might do better at backgammon later on. Going to a special restaurant tonight for farewell dinner. Lots of going out for meals but as Ashley pointed out, without alcohol you're paying about 5.00 a head. My cold is hanging around but not too...Jump to full entry
Jul 20, 2016 - Around the canals. The Venice of Egypt.
Having slept through the night, gone back to bed and slept more then taken a trip on yet another Tucxi downtown to The Club ( a little restaurant with swimming pool, loads of seating and laying areas under trees or umbrellas. Spa massage and little art gallery and a sandy beach linking all to the lagoon) we had lunch, I slept again while Ashley and Karin went off to the bank. When they came back they had some cold tablets for me but more importantly they had learned to read Arabic numbers. The bank manager had said if you are going to...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2016 - More beach, food and games!
This is all over the place! Photos are from yesterday. Today another relaxed day. I managed to beat Ashley once at rummikub but he slaughtered me several times. Went for a swim. Christened new bathers. No wind so Ashley didn't kite surf. Photos are from yesterday. Had Indian for tea. Streets away from local Egyptian areas are fairly deserted.economic downturn hitting hard. I've managed to get my first dose of hay fever in at least 10years. It was good in the water.sneezing stopped and water much cooler than surface air. No tippy toes...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2016 - Beach food talk games
Last night we walked around mmarinas to a plaza with lots of restuarants. Went to a fish one. Ashley has to have fish and chips to find one that lives up to his childhood memory (dangerous that, is it ever as good?) He assures me freo was as good as the Greek guy at Scarborough. Mind you part of the joy of that one was eating them in the beach! But they were good! Anyway this one was way off so no more fish and chips at el gouna. had a better photo which will no doubt turn up. TG here are 3 double door/windows in lounge and two more in...Jump to full entry
Jul 18, 2016 - down town el gouna
After all the surfing off to tea. have had 2 rides now in a Tucxi. (Hate automatic text predictor.didnt realise it was on.....wonder how often other weird changes have been made? Tucxi just became Gucci! ) Anyway you've seen them in Asia. Ashley karin and I could squeeze into back seat. One seat in front for the driver. No doors. There's even an Uber Tucxi! Loved the 'old' area. Loads of locals at one spot playing backgammon eating smoking from the Hookah. (I had seen one at the beach and thought it was for opium until Ashley said...Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2016 - Made it!!
Ashleys Email to his siblings after he had first sent them an email for my phone number,says it all! Did I tell you that my phone had suddenly decided it was sending emergency calls only. And receiving none?? Ashley has been working on it for some time sounding hopeful at present! Anyway back to his message. First one was "can someone send mums number can't find her at airport. " Then another message: Is OK we found her. Not in hurghada in Abu Dhabi! She is such a jet setter it's hard to know what continent she's on, let alone what country...Jump to full entry
May 2, 2016 - 15 April 2016 - Cairo, Egypt
We arrived in Cairo on the 15th, still with our policeman, but we did exchange him pretty soon for another one who travelled on the minibus with us to the sights. We were planning to go to the Egyptian Museum in the afternoon but there was a protest happening in that area so we kept well away. Hopefully things will be back to normal tomorrow. Instead we visited the Giza pyramids and the sphinx. Very few tourists again, the main ones are Egyptians with very few westerners around. On the 16th we went to Memphis (the Cairo one) to see more...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2016 - 10 April 2016 - Al Quseir, Egypt
Only a few hours' drive north today following the Red Sea coast to El Queseir where there is an Ottoman fort dating from around the 1500's. The fort has some pretty impressive canons but as the sea is not that close it's hard to picture them actually hitting anything! After the Ottomans came the French, then the Brits chased the French away - everyone seemed to want a piece of this coastline. We met the owner of the camp site we are going to stay in here and he took us to a market so we could buy food for the next two camping days - our...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2016 - 30 March 2016 - Abu Simbel, Egypt
Due to a very long border crossing from Sudan into Egypt (3 hours 38 minutes), we just missed one ferry to Abu Simbel so had to wait for an hour or so for the next one to arrive. It was a very pleasant crossing and we enjoyed the trip, especially when we could see Ramses II's temple in the distance getting closer and closer. We first went to our hotel to drop off our bags, and a very nice hotel it is too. A bit luxurious for us, we're not used to this! We went off for a visit to Ramses II's temple and were surprised to find we were the only...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2016 - 31 March 2016 - Aswan
On the last day of March we joined the 10am convoy to Aswan, driving through the desert until we reached our hotel on the banks of the Nile. We have 3 nights (2 days) here to see the sights. On day 1 we all went our separate ways, with me and two other ladies visiting firstly the Nubian Museum which was very interesting and gave us a good picture of the history of the Nubian people who lived in the southern Egypt/northern Sudan area from 3,500BC to present day. They have their own language which unfortunately is now dying out as Arabic has...Jump to full entry