Down through Egypt

I honestly believe nothing can prepare you for the spectacle that awaits you at an Egyptian border post. The utter chaos, pompous looking officials strutting about shouting and ordering minivan drivers to unload people, goods and the cargo piled on their roofs, only to be loaded again several hours later. Trucks and cars being inspected, […]

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Race or relaxation?

“Blah blablah blablablah?”“Excuse me, do you speak English?”“Mmmh…  Go? Where?”“Abydos, please?”“Aha! Yes, you follow me!” (Big smile) Wide-eyed with surprise and slightly in awe of these two crazy tourists in their even crazier car, the police officer on his motorbike decided to take his self-appointed escort duty very serious. Driving ahead, he stopped traffic for

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World Heritage Sites

Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis Date of Inscription: 1979N25 43 59.988 E32 36 0  3/5 Thebes is the Greek name for a city in Ancient Egypt located about 800 km south of the Mediterranean, on the east bank of the river Nile. It was inhabited beginning in around 3200 BC. It was the eponymous

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Travel Tips

Rezeiki Camp –°42’40.9” E032°38’55.4”Not cheap but friendly staff. A nice and quiet place in busy Luxor (except for the friday afternoon muezzin). The bathrooms could be a little bit cleaner. Salma Motel Camping- CairoSakkara Road, Harania°58’11.1” E031°10’28.5”Cheaper then Rezeiki camp but also a lot dirtier. Only option for camping in Cairo though. Siwa

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