Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Finished off 2006 in Egypt, spending only 8 days there. Spent the first few days in Luxor where we spent most our time walking through the city and souks being hassled by the locals. The going rate it seems a western girl can be traded for was around 10 chickens! Our Hotel, the Nefertiti had a great feel to it and we were right in the middle of everything! Our first full day started at the crack of dawn with a hot airballoon ride (unreal!) and then a tour of the Valley of the Queens and followed by the Valley of the Kings. None of us really wanted to leave Luxor but we couldn't miss the Pyramids. We headed up to Cario on New Years Eve and drove around for a good couple of hours looking for a bar or niteclub to celebrate. Eventually we ended up at the Hard Rock Cafe, negotiated our way in and had a great night. We were definately the only ones drinking though! We took a trip to Giza and road camels out into the Desert for some amazing views of the Pyramids. Never thought I would have been seeing them in the freezing cold though! Inside was a little disappointing, very tiny corridors with way too many people only to get to the end and find a big empty room with Italian graffitied on the walls! Amazing experience though. Headed back to Luxor for our last couple of days and enjoyed a relaxing cruise on the Nile to finish our trip.

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