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Best and Worst – Hotels in Egypt

Best and Worst – Hotels in Egypt

Having travelled the length and width of Egypt roughly 7,000km, I feel I’m in a position to give information on what I found to be the best and the worst hotels in Egypt. Best hotel in Egypt Iberhotel – Luxor: $100 per night. View over the Nile. 10 minute walk into town, what more could you ask for? Shot of the Iberhotel Luxor Book Here:-  Iberhotel Luxor Worst hotel in Egypt Hyatt – Cairo: $400 per night. Rude service. Domineering…

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Religious sites in Egypt/Jordan/Israel

Religious sites in Egypt/Jordan/Israel

I intend to keep this up to date; giving clear GPS fixes of the most important religious sites in Egypt. Mount Sinai Where Moses received the ten Commandments. Located: 28.539 33.975 Monastery of St. Anthony The oldest surviving monastery. Located: 28.936 32.352 Towns of Sodom & Gomorrah God’s destruction upon early buggers. View Larger Map Dead Sea Scrolls Testament by the Essenes to the Second Coming of Christ.  Located: 31.77369 35.2039 Church of the Nativity Site of the Birth of…

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Jordan border crossing

Jordan border crossing

KML 29.533 34.9959 Am now in Aquaba Jordan after a slightly prolonged stay in Israel. Border Problems Got delayed which led to a late arrival at the Jordanian border, which is pretty close about 8KM from Egypt. I was delayed and the border closed @ 8pm. I had to wait till 6am the next morning on the benches outside the border crossing. The border crossing itself was like something from the iron curtain; all landmine strips, watchtowers and dogs. Made…

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Hurghada to Sharm el Sheik

Hurghada to Sharm el Sheik

Have spent the best part of today driving. Hurghada to Sharm el Sheik. Gave some policemen a lift, thought they where flagging me down and they just jumped in. Bye Bye Egypt So that’s my journey’s over, pretty much. Tomorrow I take a taxi to Taba to prepare for a crossing into pastures new! Tune in for the next edition. No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the…

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Hurghada – Diving on the Reef

Hurghada – Diving on the Reef

KML 27.1973 33.84475 To re-enforce my recently bourne skills, I’ve taken time out to come here to Hurghada Egypt’s second resort after Sharm-el-Sheik. I’ve paid €47 for a full days diving with equipment and £2.70 for lunch. We dive two reefs, Moon Reef then Umm Gammar reef. I witness some stunning fish and coral, but only manage one picture, of my dive buddy Iressa from Lebanon. If you wish to check out diving at Hurghada, I can recommend the company,…

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Luxor – Valley of the Queens/Kings/East Bank

Luxor – Valley of the Queens/Kings/East Bank

So called because, surprisingly, all the statues are located in a valley. It looks like the valley was created through a mixture of basalt/limestone erosion. The tour guide said it rains once every five years for about 20minutes, so any erosion here taking place because of the Nile or it’s flood activities. For either reason, limestone hilletts have formed in a way you might imagine of hobbiton (the Shire) except in rock. In these little hobbit holes are tombs of…

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Tours in Luxor

Tours in Luxor

If going to learn ANYTHING from the temples @ Luxor the West or East bank, again, you’re going to need to book a TOUR. If you’re a single this means, you’ll have to visit THOMAS COOK, otherwise, take your pick. The other travel agents deal with 2 people and upwards. I paid the following for tours with THOMAS COOK in Luxor:- West Bank. 300ep – £30 East Bank. 225ep – £23 East Bank The Nile runs north to south. Tours…

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Luxor – Karnak Sound and Light Show

Luxor – Karnak Sound and Light Show

KML 25.71624 32.659 Not to be mist, this captures around and hour just after 6. Tour In English, a narration is boomed out from speakers as you are guided around the ancient ruins at Karnak. Spooky lightshow Coloured lights Illuminate the various columns, hieroglyphics, plus spooky music adds atmosphere to help describe what it was that made Thebes (Luxor) the great and successful beating heart of the nation. It’s not to heavy, more honest than a BBC documentary, brings you…

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Luxor Museum

Luxor Museum

KML 25.70741 32.64413 After Cairo, I was pleased that this was a museum in a traditional sense, in that you might find things of interest and read the little cards they left out. The museum was encapsulated in three levels, with an introductory video talking about the Egyptian Golden era. The Golden Era Spanning from 3400 BC to 39AD. During this period, Egyptians who had once lived near to the Nile were forced, by climate change, to move nearer the…

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Luxor

Luxor

KML 25.69494 32.63510 It is 13hr 514 mile drive to Luxor, during which I only witness two crashes, not bad by North African standards. Iberhotel Luxor Am now stationed at the Iberhotel, by far the cheapest hotel I’ve stayed in so far at about £50 per night. The room directly overlooks the Nile. I feel fairly exhausted. Nile view No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole…

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