Personal Reflections

Sunday, December 16, 2007 The time is going very quickly for me as I travel…sometimes I lose track of what date or day it really is and I have no context of what it’s like in Saskatchewan. I vaguely hear about a very cold temperature back home and quickly dismiss it...

Luxor

Luxor – Wednesday, December 12, 2007 As usual, the morning came far too early, and after getting up at 3:30 am, picking up other passengers from their hotels, and travelling to the airport, we landed in Luxor shortly after 8:00 a.m. Luxor’s ancient name was Thebes....

Bedouin Dinner & Camel Ride

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Those of us who were brave enough to attempt the camel ride were picked up from our hotels early (about 3:30 pm), so we had time to arrive at the Bedouin ‘party’ site with the others. We went by bus outside the city of Sharm, going through...

More Impressions of Egypt

Communicating by phone from here is high near impossible…it costs an arm and a leg to call from the hotel and there are hardly any pay phones (I have a calling card). In fact I’ve only seen one at the airport so far and I’m usually there at 5 in the morning, so it’s...

Glass-Bottomed Boat in the Red Sea

Dec 10, 2007- Glass-Bottomed Boat As I decided I’m not keen on being in deep water, and snorkelling and diving didn’t really appeal to me, I chose to see the depths of the Red Sea via a glass-bottomed boat. It was amazing to see a five hundred year old ‘brain’ coral,...

Changing Hotels

Dec 8, Saturday – Switching Hotels Sharm el Sheikh I was so exhausted and sore from two long, early and days of travelling that all I wanted to do on Saturday was rest, but it was time to switch hotels. I was glad of this as well, as I’d had enough of the environment...