Aswan, the hottest place I have ever been to
Trip Start Jul 29, 2008
97Trip End Sep 01, 2009
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I am borrowing the tour leaders laptop as we are floating down the nile and we have a Mobile link. We get off this hell boat in a few days and then off to Jordan, hopefully I will be able to update the posts on Cairo and this trip then.
Do not come to Egypt at anytime outside of their winter. It is so hot clothes dry in 15 minutes. Even warm water tastes really good when you are buried inside a Valley of the Kings tomb with 99 % humidity and around 40 degrees of heat.
Yesterdays flight in a ballon over Luxor was stunning. Definately the highlight of the trip, photos to come when I can get access again. Valley of the Kings was a disappointment, apart from the $10 NZD iceblocks. Its not cheap here. Similiar to Rome.
Not really enjoying this part of the trip at all. The people on the boat are good, the boat sucks, and the tour guide ( a great guy) is continually fighting with the miserable boat owner just to get him to do what he is supposed to do.
Stick to big companies and big boats for this trip. The climate is truly alien. The temples look like something out of a TV show or movie they are so huge, It is hard to get your head around what they did. Roman and Greek temples are much more human in scale.
I am convinced the Pharoahs are aliens, they have funny elongated heads and I have photos of at least three spaceships in the carvings on the wall. Plus I read it on the net so it must be true!
Let this trip end. Tomorrow is a camel ride in the desert, oh yeah. Then a swim in the Nile. Oh Yeah, (you have not seen what I have floating down it.) Then we get to go to a nubian village in 46 degrees, Oh Yeah mudhuts,bring it on.
Egypt is a big tourist wallet eating machine. This place is simply somewhere you endure, tick the box and vow to not return. Other than that the people are after every dollar but they are funny and appreciate a joke so its not all bad.