As the storms lashed the UK and Kent went under water, we set off for two weeks in the sun. The plan was for a few days in Cairo before heading off for a well deserved (and needed) break at the beack. Phil Reade joined us for the first week and then Tony joined us for the second. Benson was packed off to the parents for his holiday in sunny Essex.
Khan el-Khalili Market and Coptic Cairo
The Cairo Tower
|You can just make out the Pyramids in the dim distance if you squint and stand on one leg! After sitting down for a nice cup of tea and slice of cake in the "restaurant" the building began to sway - or so we thought until we realised that it was a revolving restaurant!|
A Sunset Felucca Ride on the Nile
|Almaz (always prepared with food and drink) brings along a cooler fullof beers as we head onto the Nile for a sunset "cruise". The peace and calm was amazing with the amount of traffic and noise on the roads and bridges above us.|
Should have been an easy journey, however 100k outside Cairo the car broke down, no RAC or AA, what do you do? Hitch a lift of course! Then when the truck breaks down, what do you do? Wait!
Within moments of seeing the resort, Phil was ready to sell in London to buy a villa! We stayed in the "Italian Compound" - never saw any Italians and it didn't feel like a compound!
Don't know why they chose the name! Perfect sunbathing weather and very comfy beds. Crystal clear water, only problem was the ten minute walk out to sea before the water was deep enough to swim.
A Night Out in El Gouna
Snorkelling Trip to Sawilha Island
|Pile of rocks in the desert really.... but on the other hand it was amazing to see when you consider that some were 5 thousand years old.|
Back to the Nile
|Tony's turn to experience a ride on a Felucca, after we'd been to the British Embassy for their garden fete - just think loads of ex-pats in a relatively enclosed space....|
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