Sunburn temples obelisks airplane rides traffic jams hiking and merchandise hawkers! And finally a seat on the pool deck of our barge the royal viking our home for the next 3 days with a Sakkara( beer) and a view of the lit up temples at Aswan on the west bank of the Nile-sorry for the lack of blogs but alas , no wifi ! We are now in Luxor. Wi fi for today then out to the western desert- I've seen so many amazing things that I don't know where to start . I will probably just have to download the pictures. We are at the lovely winter palace pavillion hotel in Luxor with a leisurely morning , probably at the pool , then some shopping with the girls , a lecture and a ride on a felucca . Tomorrow we leave for the western desert - 4 days on a 4 wheel drive Toyota and no wi fi - I will try to download more pics today ( I will organize them later!