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Published: October 14th 2012
Don't be fooled by food or legroom, we always fly First
So here we are, underway once again.
We've been in Egypt a week so far and it has been great, absolutely manic in Cairo with late night, bright lit commercialism gone mad but friendly people and a chaos that just seems to work. We used the tram, bus and metro to go to all corners of the city and see thousand year old mosques, hundreds of cafes and the odd McDonalds and KFC (nothing purchased, promise).
We then headed by train to Alexandria which was less congested but no less full of shopping madness, the sea cleared the air and cooled things down which was nice relief from the petrol headaches we've had. We also had more than our share of loooooooong tea stops in waterfront cafes.
The bus then took us the 9 hours west then south west away from the coast to a little oasis town called Siwa which is a million miles from the previous cities. 300km from the coast it is quieter, dustier and hotter and amongst loads of palm trees on the very edge of the real sand sea desert. We head out there tomorrow for a jaunt, sunset, starry skies and (more
worryingly) sandboarding. The town is beautiful in a dusty way, we will post more pics of it and the desert proper soon.
Having a great time so far and feel very welcome and settled.
Love to all back home.
C&A. x x x
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