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Apr 13, 2016 - 7 April 2016 - Marsa Alam, Egypt

A big drive on 7 April to reach the southern Red Sea village of Marsa Alam. On the way we stopped at the Temple of Hathor at Dandara, one of the best preserved temples I have seen. A lot of the frescoes have had their faces vandalized courtesy of one of the conquering races many years ago. At Marsa Alam we stayed in a lovely resort right on the beach. Apart from the 10 of us, there were only a couple of other guests so we had the place virtually to ourselves. We are here for 3 nights. The snorkelling is fantastic with the reef right on our...

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Jun 30, 2007 - Port Ghailb

Arrived back in Port Ghalib on the 29th about 9am and spent most of the day waiting to clear in to Egypt. That meant just sitting on the boat! Finn and Charlotte leave the boat here and are taking a car up to Hurgharda to fly back to Sweden. We cannot leave Port Ghalib until Sunday so I am having two nights in the beautiful Coral Beach Diving Hotel just to enjoy the pool and the airconditioning! Jennifer is docked alongside. Finn and Charlotte also stayed a night but the others are on the boat. The hotel is a dive hotel. It is part of a...

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Dec 12, 2006 - EGYPT: Marsa Alam

HELPFUL LOCALS Our departure from Dahab was fraught with danger - too many transfers and too many opportunities for it all to go horribly wrong. Punctuality in the Middle East is not a strong point - why did we expect this to work? The trip involved a taxi to the port, boat across the Red Sea, taxi to the bus station and then a bus to Marsa Alam. Amazingly it went to plan. Even if we had paid Baksheesh (tips or bribes) to the bus driver it could not have gone more smoothly. Actually, we did pay him Baksheesh but that was more out of relief...

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Apr 9, 2006 - Posting from Safaga, Egypt

Sunday, April 9, 2006 Safaga, Egypt Egypt is certainly one of the highlights of the cruise! The day was very long, as the only reason to stop at Safaga is that it is the closest port to the temples at Luxor and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens of Egypt. We had a 3-1/2 hr bus trip each way. So we got started at 5:30am with breakfast and then boarded the buses at 6:30am. We had to go as a bus convoy, with armored guards on each bus and several military vehicles within the convoy. In addition, there were 2 'spare' buses at the end, in case...

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