Our third day and we hired some bikes to take us into the west bank to see the Valley of the Kings. We selected the bikes early and we were off by 8:30 - Ken had an Egyptian breakfast (falafel and beans) so was jet propelled. We started along the flat in reasonably cool weather and ended up going up hill to the Valley of the Kings very hot and sweaty. It took ages to decide which tombs to see - the ones we had picked out from the guide books were all closed. The ...
Up The Nile Without a Paddle
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We left a drizzly grey Gatwick in the morning and 5 hours later we were coming into land with clear blue skies, the desert one side and the lush Nile valley the other.Then the problems started - we got in the wrong queue at immigration. We needed to buy the visa first - this is supposed to be $15 but we paid $18. Everybody seemed to be paying differing amount but $18 was the minimum, this was our 'welcome to Egypt'. We went outside to find a sign for Champion but...