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36: Time to reflect

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Well today was a pretty quiet day (although when you plan for it to be quiet what do you expect?)… My day started with my brekky upstairs in the FG bar (free of course) where I sat for a couple of hours uploading and updating my blog.

A couple of hours before lunch I decided to head up to the day spa and had the most delicious facial.. Avocado face mask.. do I need to say more and a very relaxing massage… Followed by half an hour in the steam room soaking up steam, aqua and mango juice… Aaah the serenity!

Lunch was late and was a steak sandwich before I packed my bag and headed straight for the airport for my 6pm flight to Amman. Driving to the airport I had plenty of time to reflect on my trip through Egypt and I came to the conclusion that once you get out of Cairo, Egypt is a pretty impressive country! For me, I’m sure the highlights of my trip are going to be the landscape of the Sinai Desert and the time I spent in Aswan amongst the Nubian peoples… Will this be a country I return to???? Hard question to answer—On one side, Cairo and the constant hassling is draining emotionally but on the flip side I would absolutely love to spend more time in Sinai and also to go to the other side of Egypt and spend time in the White and Black deserts of the Sahara…. Mmmm.. Anyway, a question for another day!

Luckily for me I arrived at the terminal early because the Cairo terminal is anything but clear…… After lining up on the wrong baggage check line (diplomats and pilots only) and then not filling in my exit card before immigration.. I finally made it thru to the terminal… Luckily the terminal was equipped with a decent coffee outlet so I spent my remaining hour and a bit reading my book and drinking a decent cup of coffee.

I got super lucky on my flight from Cairo to Amman because I sat next to this really nice Syrian guy named Muaz who regaled me with stories all the way until we touched down in Amman… It makes the time go so much quicker if you have someone to chat to on the plane doesn’t it? From the airport I headed straight into Amman to have dinner before heading for a well deserved night’s rest! Tour starts tomorrow with our first stop being Aqaba!

Posted by weary_feet 00:53 Archived in Egypt

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