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MOBIUS
23-12-2004, 08:11:10
Salaam Alaykoum!


Hey Guys,

Just got in after a camel ride in the desert around Aswan and off on a felucca down the Nile for the next three days (including Xmas!) in about an hour...

Won't go into too many details for risk of sounding like I'm boasting - but this place is awesome!!!

We'll be doing New Year's in Dahab and chilling there for a few days, so I'll get back to you then, Insh'allah!

Ma'a Salaama,


:smoke:

Drekkus
23-12-2004, 08:40:42
Been there, done that. :p

Well, the Egypt bit, not the aswan, nile, africa bit. Have fun!

DaShi
23-12-2004, 09:22:29
Be sure to have a Sluggy Mummy Christmas.

Darkstar
24-12-2004, 04:30:22
Continue having fun! Happy Christmas! Merry New Year!

MOBIUS
26-12-2004, 19:59:57
Hey, hey - currently on the waterfront in Luxor...

Xmas was fantastic, involving lazy days sailing and playing backgammon and boozy nights of beach parties around the fire and hitting the sheesha pipes...

I am totally knackered - though the temple of Karnak was awesome today!

4am start tomorrow morning with a donkey ride to the Valley of Kings...:sleep:

Not liking the getting up early part - nosiree!:clueless:

Hope everyone else had a great christmas and santa got what you wanted!

Fizzy Headache!:beer:

(or at least that's what cheers sounds like in arabic!)

zmama
26-12-2004, 20:01:31
Keep enjoying! :)

MOBIUS
26-12-2004, 20:09:26
I am trying but I am seriously wondering whether it is possible to suffer from enjoyment fatigue...:D

Nills Lagerbaak
26-12-2004, 20:32:59
Ah, cruise down the nile. It is awesome! Do you hear the sound of the boat scraping along the river bed? Beware the low tide because there have been tales of the water being too shallow and the boat toppling over!

Don't worry it's rare. Are you going to the temple of Karnak?

Nills Lagerbaak
26-12-2004, 20:34:40
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Ah, cruise down the nile. It is awesome! Do you hear the sound of the boat scraping along the river bed? Beware the low tide because there have been tales of the water being too shallow and the boat toppling over!

Don't worry it's rare. Are you going to the temple of Karnak?


Woops. just read you other post. That place is so good....Did you see the sound and lights? Touristy but entertaining.

MOBIUS
01-01-2005, 19:53:06
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
Woops. just read you other post. That place is so good....Did you see the sound and lights? Touristy but entertaining.

Nah, I did the one at Philae near Aswan, which is apparently rated as the most tasteful of the sound and light shows - pretty cool actually!

Just spent the last few days in Dahab on the Red Sea, including New Year's (hic!) and did a dive this afternoon - fuckin A!!!:)

Back to Cairo tomorrow for some bellydancing and stuff before heading into the Western Desert...

Provost Harrison
01-01-2005, 21:00:04
You do you afford such extravagances? You're a student :p

notyoueither
02-01-2005, 07:26:46
Your team in Fantasy Football is falling apart. Thought you'd like to know.

MOBIUS
07-01-2005, 16:20:08
Posting from the Great Library in Alexandria on Coptic Christmas!:smoke:

Back on Monday...:(

zmama
07-01-2005, 16:23:19
Safe journey!

Drekkus
07-01-2005, 16:26:04
He's still there???? bastard.

MOBIUS
07-01-2005, 16:32:30
Only for a few more days...:D

MOBIUS
07-01-2005, 16:33:47
Originally posted by notyoueither
Your team in Fantasy Football is falling apart. Thought you'd like to know.

Yeah, they're somehow leading even though I've been 'distracted'...:p

Funkodrom
07-01-2005, 16:35:26
They've recovered since he posted that.

MOBIUS
07-01-2005, 16:36:45
Bloody Nigel Martyn - logged on too late for that one...

MOBIUS
11-01-2005, 18:41:50
I'm back now - and planning the next holiday...:D

Only problem is that I should have been doing some of my Uni work over the holidays and I didn't.:nervous:

Provost Harrison
11-01-2005, 23:05:13
Planning the next holiday? Bah!

Mind you I've got my next holiday booked - I'm on a sunny trip up to Hull :hmm:

MOBIUS
11-01-2005, 23:10:06
Hull - sunny?

Ah, I get it - sarcasm...

:D

protein
12-01-2005, 00:11:50
Did you organise the trip yourself? I'd like to go to Egypt but I have a thing against package holidays where you have to hang out with other Brits. On the other hand a trip to Egypt sounds like it needs loads of planning.

Hmm. What did you do?

Oh, and pictures? :)

Oerdin
12-01-2005, 00:12:35
I don't blame you. I wouldn't want to hang out with Brits either.

protein
12-01-2005, 00:16:25
Well, on the whole all people of earth are annoying wankers it's just when you go on holiday you want to meet interesting and exotic annoying wankers.

notyoueither
12-01-2005, 08:21:16
Originally posted by Funkodrom
They've recovered since he posted that.

I kind of figured that posting that would be like a KG blessing.

MOBIUS
12-01-2005, 12:59:43
Originally posted by protein
Did you organise the trip yourself? I'd like to go to Egypt but I have a thing against package holidays where you have to hang out with other Brits. On the other hand a trip to Egypt sounds like it needs loads of planning.

Hmm. What did you do?

Oh, and pictures? :)

Actually this was one of those adventure tour things and yes it is something I usually try to shy away from but for such a huge undertaking as this was and the fact that going to an arabic country is such a big culture shock with language and not even being able to read street signs etc, we thought we'd try it out...

The group we picked was Imaginative Traveller (http://www.imaginative-traveller.com/index.asp) and on the whole the tour was excellent!

There were 17 of us, 6 Brits, 6 Aussies, 4 Kiwis and 1 American with a male/female ratio of 6:11 and a max age of 39 (I think I was 3rd oldest!:eek: )

There is NO WAY we could have done so much in so little time and probably as cheaply as we did.

The only gripes we had was perhaps not spending as much as we'd liked in places like Aswan, Luxor and Alexandria - but that was relatively minor compared to everything we did do...

The tour we did was Nile and Beyond (http://www.imaginative-traveller.com/destinations/africa/itinerary.asp?country=8&code=EANB)

As for pictures, I took over 2,000 of them - are you SURE you want to see them...!?:smoke:

MOBIUS
26-02-2005, 14:05:21
BTW, if you really are masochists...

http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?c=aw9a20i.dtauvxu&x=1&y=ckg05w

http://www.ofoto.com/I.jsp?c=aw9a20i.ukx4fju&x=1&y=g8clb6

miester gandertak
26-02-2005, 16:43:37
Nice pics mobius :bounce: :bounce:

miester gandertak
26-02-2005, 16:48:08
http://images.ofoto.com/photos1039/7/27/5/84/72/0/72840527706_0_ALB.jpg

very classy

zmama
26-02-2005, 16:54:05
Must be sooo nice to be a member of the shit, shower and shave brigade..huh Moby?

:lol:

MOBIUS
27-02-2005, 00:23:16
Dammit - I g/f finds ways to embarrass me without even posting on CG...

Next she'll be wanting to actually come to a meeting!:eek:

miester gandertak
27-02-2005, 00:24:25
show some pics of PH and she let go of that idea

zmama
27-02-2005, 00:31:31
She'd fit in well...I like her already :D