Saturday, December 30, 2006

Travel: Four night Nile cruise

One woman's not-so ecstatic trip on a short Nile cruise:
"There is an old Egyptian proverb: 'Do not rejoice over what has not yet happened.' Predictably, chump that I am, I'm sitting in the First Residence Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo, eating white chocolates and rejoicing prematurely. For, in the morning, I am to embark on a four-night Nile cruise. . . . We see two small ruins, one dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god and one to Sobek, the crocodile deity. We look at some mummified baby crocodiles. . . . Day four involves what the two single ladies call "the death march". Luxor: The Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak – but why is every tomb the same? And where is the airconditioning?"

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