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Egypt to Eilat

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It was time to  move on again , the streets of Dahab even more disserted  than usual , the morning air cool , the sun still hiding behind some of the buildings , I packed the last few smalls onto…

Dahab

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The ride up to Dahab was one of my more relaxed times on the scooter , we had a short distance to ride and time on our side a rare  combination on this trip ,  so it was all about …

Out of Africa or not ?

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The ride started early and within no time I was riding through the town of Suez in search of the tunnel that would take me across to the Sinai , and to the road that would lead to Sharm El…

The Red sea and resort life

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Getting out of Luxor took longer than I expected , the reason being road works and to many one ways , confusing for both the GPS and  in turn me . Finally we popped out beyond the city limits  and…

Walking the Nile with Levison Wood

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Notes below were taken from Leek News – more photographs can be found on Facebook and Twitter Captain Lev Wood will walk the NileFull Credit and Photos Go to Cheadle and Post Times posted 28 November 2013 Crocodiles, land…

Google Earth

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My wake up call sounded spot on at 4h40 my pick up to be 5h10 and off I set in the morning darkness to see Luxor by flight . The moon full my fifth on the trip I think ,  …

Luxurious Luxor

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After a good nights rest , I woke to a picture perfect morning , indulged with the array of vanities at my disposal and then down to breakfast to complete the  extravagance with pastries , fresh coffee , a fluffy…

Town of tourist ghosts

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I booked into the Philae hotel in Aswan , the staff a total delight from the outset , I could not get into hot shower fast enough , scrub , rinse , scrub , rinse , I was turning pink…

Alexandria

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  They say the English invented bureaucracy, and Egyptians perfected it. Luckily, the latter are also extremely helpful, as the meander of government buildings and bureaus, translators and happy stampings are as complex as their ancient hieroglyphics… Thank Allah for…

Last days in Africa

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We left Alexandria at 8:15 on Monday morning. Traffic was still a bit sleepy at that time of the day – good for us. Still took us a long time to worm our way out of this giant city, and…

YallaYalla, get going!

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We had some troubles leaving Aswan as early as planned, as the gas station Abdullah had told us to go to had ran out of petrol. We found another one, closer to the city, but it took us some while…

Finding Meaning in Luxor

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The sun beat down as temperatures reached the upper 90′s. Sweat dripped off us as we hurried from shady spot to shady spot long the nearly empty streets. The heat even sapped the energy from the few, endlessly persistent touts…

The Crossing

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Day: 232 KLMS: 35,820 Lake Nasser, the largest man-made lake in the world, some 550 km long and 35 km across at its widest point, it forms the watery divide between Sudan and Egypt and is the setting for our…

Out of Africa

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Day: 242 KLMS: 37,597 Egypt was the first country we’d been rather sceptical about visiting. With the ousting of Morsi only a few months previously and violent protests still occurring across Egypt the instability and unpredictability of the situation had…

Egypt and a plan B

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The latest information on the situation in Egypt concerning importing a 4×4 into the country is disturbing. A plan B (and C and D…) is essential   “Very recently the Egyptian Government has decided not to allow any 4×4 vehicles…

Welcome to…

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Once we had docked in Nuweiba, the fun started. Welcome to Egypt… or to Hell. Firstly the ferry called Queen Nefertiti was delayed about 3 hours and secondly when we finally had arrived to the harbor, for some reasons we…

Sinai Peninsula – Sharm and Dahab

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Sinai is a beautiful region of stunning desert and rich marine environments, wedged between Africa and Asia. It is called an intercontinental crossroads – prophets, nomads, exiles and conquerors have all left their footprints here. Due to unique location, Sinai…

Towards African mainland

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We decided to leave stunning Ras Mohammed and Sinai Peninsula and  go towards Cairo and Giza. To get to African mainland we used the  Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, which is an automobile tunnel under the Suez Canal. When we finally got…