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An Epic Journey: Egypt to Jordan

May 5, 2015

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There’s always something that makes me nervous when I am arriving in a country I’ve never been to and all I have is a phone number for someone called ‘Ali’ who, I have been told, will organise a trip to the desert when I arrive. To be fair, it actually gives me a little thrill, […]

Diving at Soma Bay, Egypt

April 16, 2015

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Soma Bay is on a small peninsular on the Red Sea, about 45km from Hurghada in Egypt. It’s a tourist resort, but a nice one. Small, with just a few hotels, mostly five star including a Sheraton, Kempinski and Robinson. Reefs surround the peninsular so snorkelling and diving is abundant, and the bay itself, on the […]

Egypt: some random hints and tips

March 12, 2010

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Cairo has a good feeling to it and it is easy to walk around feeling safe (even for women). The only real problem is the hassle factor in tourist spots as people are trying to rip you off left right and centre. I found Luxor and Aswan incredibly difficult for this. I did get scammed […]

Egypt: Sailing the Nile

March 8, 2010

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Egypt has three main areas that appeal to travellers: Cairo, The Nile at Luxor/Aswan, and The Red Sea. A girl friend and I have just been on parts one and two of this (and I highly recommend the Red Sea if you are a diver as it is stunning – as good as the Barrier […]