All posts under Egypt

Luxor

So it’s my great news to tell you that I’ve now arrived at Luxor; all right, 2 days ago…  my first impression  whilst riding down the Neil Nile from Qina was: “Wow! Egypt has greenery!!”. However, going for a leisurely walk later, after pitching up at our campsite, and being harassed by[…]

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Hurghada

So yesterday we arrived in Hughada around midday, we had set off at 7am as mentioned in the previous post. (I’ve written two posts if you haven’t noticed). (Campsite photo belongs to: Matt & Kim) 5717|450 Our ride down the coast, was somewhat boring, but at the same time had[…]

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the Suez Canal & Ismalia

5684|450 So since Cairo, we (the famous 6 of us), set off at 10am rode up to Ismailia to see the Suez Canal, spent a good while looking for a view-point. Eventually found something similar and settled for it. 5705|450 We later rode on south until dark (just past the Suez[…]

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Fear & Loathing in Cairo

Hi all, I’ve now been in Cairo for 7 days!!! I have managed to get 1 visa. Woot! The bad news: tomorrow is some holiday and the Ethiopian embassy wont be open until Thursday. However, the visas will not be processed until after the weekend (keep in mind Arabic weekends[…]

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Abu something (maybe Abu-Sir)

  So, yesterday we (6 of us: Matt & Kim, Craig, Cam, Ed and I) went on a rollercoaster ride with a Egyptian named Ali, who took us to his home village to meet his wife, eat his food and give us a closed-doors tour of the step pyramids at[…]

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Pyramids

So today, Craig and I went off to see the sphinx and ended up seeing the pyramids… and the sphinx… OK it cost me a little more than I wanted to part with, but I guess it’s not everyday you get to ride a camel in the desert, haggle with[…]

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Cairo (roof top)

Well, the news is that we’ve been to the Sudanese embassy this morning, and submitted our visa applications and have been told that they’ll be processed and ready for collection Monday morning. We then, need to zoom off to the Ethiopian embassy and apply for that visa. So we’re currently[…]

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Cairo

So I got as far as the Pyramids! Sorry I didn’t make more of an effort with the appearance….. 4 hours riding in 40 degrees with a jacket on, and the last 30 minutes was in traffic. Just a catch up for the past few days. Firstly: the ferry, 4[…]

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Alexandria

Hi just a quick line to let you all know that I’m now officially in Africa. …and another few lines to tell you: Yesterday, we pulled in to Alex at 2pm… spent 4 hours in customs being issued visas, insurance, driver’s license, number-plates and everything else… all in the baking[…]

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