None of us felt 100% today but that's what happens. Jac was up for breakfast but I didn't make it out of bed until 11.30am. The checkout time was half an hour later but we all chipped in to get one room we could hang and shower in for the day. Thankfully our room was the one chosen so I didn't have to rush. The others dropped their bags off at different stages and then we all met downstairs at 1.30pm for some motorised action.
We had a bit of a bus ride before we got to our starting point. We were heading off on a safari into the desert on quad bikes. After a short briefing we chose our stallions and had a bit of a test drive. We had to ride in single file which was a bit of a bummer but being last in line let Dean & I keep dropping back then into it. Really it's hard not to have an awesome time sitting on an engine. Apart from the corrugated roads it was a great ride before we got to the Bedouin village. There we rode some camels, had some dinner and a look around the village as the sun started to set. The camp was at the base of a mountain and the scenery was magnificent. It goes to show that a simple life can be just as beautiful as ours.
Then it was back on the quads to head back as the night sky began to show. Dan managed to convince another couple to swap bikes so he was in front of Deano. The boys were going to cut loose. It was dark but that didn't stop us doing fishies and speeding to catch up with the bikes in front. Dan had a speedo and the fastest we got up to was 62km/h. We had to time it right so as the supervisor went past we went crazy. Unfortunately Deans timing was crap and he got pulled over. I got waved past and we kept going as Dean copped his re-education. He was a long way behind when I looked backed but he was on his way flat out. He caught up quick which I think was worth the lecture.
After an awesome day of riding it was back to the hotel for showers and to chill for the evening until we left at midnight for Cairo. We knew it would be the bus ride from hell, 8 hours on a packed mini bus ain't much fun. To make it worse poor Caitlin had food poisoning so we had to stop for her to expel food a few times. We even stopped at what we think was a hospital for an antibiotics injection. The night just went on for ever.
Ps. The photo is the view we had from our hotel in Aswan