Egypt Diary: Day 2 (Continued)
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Egypt - Day 2 Continued
Landed in Luxor! Or should I say luxury?
After getting our bags, we took a charter bus to the banks of the Nile where there were strips and rows of cruise ships. We walked aboard one (knowing it was booked only for us) but realized our guide was walking through it... to the next boat... through that and another, and finally after maneuvering through 4-5 boats, we made it to "Sinbad." It was 3 stories, with a lounge, dining room, rooftop bar and pool, and air conditioning.
After settling in we headed out to the Temple of Luxor and learned about the hieroglyphs and history. Then we went back to the boat to have dinner. Mmm. After dinner we went back out to the strip and partnered up for a horse and carriage ride through Luxor. I almost fell asleep! Children are friendly.
After about an hour, we stopped and had Coke and smoked some Egyptian hookah (with many "oops" moments). Finally came back and took a shower. Now it's time for bed; I have to leave at 4:45AM tomorrow for a hot air balloon ride!
Food Since the Plane Ride:
1. Dinner on Cruise: beef, gravy, rice, water, potato with cilantro, salad, roll, eclaire, orange sherbert, banana pudding