RTW – Cairo, Egypt – Day 75

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 75 Cairo Monday 26th May Breakfast this morning was meagre compared to the rest of Africa and consisted of small, elongated roll with a boiled egg, some jam and butter and a cup of tea. The setting, on the other hand, was lovely and quite tranquil. This […]

RTW – Cairo, Egypt – Day 76

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 76 Cairo Tuesday 27th May The culture shock that hit us upon arrival here in Cairo has not let up yet. Sights and sounds come at you from every direction and they are as constant as the pyramids themselves. I will find it difficult to find the […]

RTW – Cairo, Egypt – Day 77

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 77 Cairo Wednesday 28th May Last night was a nightmare. For all the benefits of relocating to this hostel, the only air-conditioning that we have is of the manually opening the window kind and the heat of the night was stifling. Sandy and I differ in that […]

RTW – Cairo, Egypt – Day 78

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 78 Cairo Thursday 29th May With the new addition of a very fast fan in our room, I enjoyed a much better night last night compared to the night before. Sandy was unhappy about the noise but at least we both got a better night’s rest. Even […]

RTW – Aswan, Egypt – Day 80

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 80 Aswan Saturday 31st May Between waking up on a moving train, visiting a relocated, ancient temple, getting my beard trimmed in an Egyptian barbershop and coming back to the hotel room only to find Sandy lying face down and naked on the bed with a strange […]

RTW – Aswan, Egypt – Day 81

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 81 Aswan Sunday 1st June They said it would be an early start to this morning and they were not kidding. Our wake-up call came through at the unearthly hour of three o’clock in the morning as promised, alas. We were comforted only slightly by the knowledge […]

RTW – River Nile, Egypt – Day 82

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 82 Somewhere on the river Nile Monday 2nd June It was once again a welcome two nights in the same bed but we awoke this morning only to have to pack everything again ready for our checkout later this morning. The level of energy drain decreases exponentially […]

RTW – Esna, Egypt – Day 83

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 83 Esna Tuesday 3rd June As predicted, I slept in this morning for several hours longer than usual. I awoke to find that we were no longer in Edfu and in fact were once again travelling up the Nile River. I was a little bemused by this […]

RTW – Luxor, Egypt – Day 84

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 84 Luxor Wednesday 4th June All the Germans had long since disembarked and were already enjoying the treasures of Luxor by the time we awoke this morning and we consequently had the entire boat to ourselves, along with our guide. We had a leisurely breakfast; although it […]

RTW – Luxor, Egypt – Day 85

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 85 Luxor Thursday 5th June We slept comfortably last night and slumbered all the way through to this morning’s wake-up call at seven o’clock. As usual, Sandy was up and active a little before me and I eventually tore myself out of bed by seven thirty. This […]

RTW – Luxor, Egypt – Day 86

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 86 Luxor Friday 6th June This morning was our last formal guided tour with Ehab (or Bob as he is often known as) but it was also one of the best. He had told us not to leave Egypt without seeing Dundara. Having visited the temple, I […]

RTW – Bus to Hurghada, Egypt – Day 87

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 87 Bus to Hurghada Saturday 7th June This morning, we leave pharaonic Egypt behind us as we now travel away from all the historic and archaeological sites to head for Hurghada. Our time spent allowing our minds to roam freely through history as we mingled with the […]

RTW – Hurghada, Egypt – Day 88

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 88 Hurghada Sunday 8th June It was high drama of the worst kind on the Red Sea today. We left the hotel at around eight-thirty, after a dubious breakfast, to catch the short public car ride (these are dirt cheap, jump-on/jump-off minivans that seat about fourteen people […]

RTW – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – Day 90

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 90 Sharm El-Sheikh Tuesday 10th June Yesterday’s journal entry was cut short, as I was not feeling too well.  After settling into our hotel yesterday morning, we all took a nap. Sandy and I went for a bit of a swim and spent most of the remainder […]

RTW – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – Day 92

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 92 Sharm El-Sheikh Thursday 12th June We left London on March 12th exactly three months ago, and thus today marks another milestone in our epic journey. In this short span of time, we’ve visited ten new countries, encountered dozens of new cultures, engaged in a plethora of […]

RTW – Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt – Day 95

Egypt – Round The World Tour 2003 Day 95 Sharm El-Sheikh Sunday 15th June The intense heat here is sometimes quite oppressive and the only thing that makes it bearable is the air-conditioning. Unfortunately, most locals seem to think that having the air-conditioning on in the car is bad for the engine or the battery […]