Sue's life

Location: Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Ex-Solicitor who suffered a stroke in 2001. Am divorced and have two kids - Sarah who is 27 and Christopher, 25. Norman is my partner now and we like to get around as much as possible.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

What a March!

Started like a snail and then just accelerated. Not much happened until we went to Ken and Sylvia’s for dinner on the 11th and then went to see Andy and Judith on the 14th.
However on the 18th, we went to Egypt.

We flew to Taba, at the northern tip of the Sinai, from which you can see Eilat in Israel, Aqaba in Jordan and The Saudi Arabian coast. We stayed a in a very nice hotel – the Hyatt Regency.
While I was lazing around by the pool, Norman got in a couple of days scuba diving. He says that he just did the reef which was great but never got below 28m and that it was good just to be under water again. He got me on the glass-bottomed boat and I was looking down on what he had been crawling all over (figuratively speaking) .

The fourth day we met the other people on our tour- there were only two so we had superb service from the guides and drivers all through the holiday and lots of help for my wheelchair.

Andrew and Glen come from near Hastings. They are a lovely couple and we laughed a lot together.

We were driven to Sharm (100 miles south) as there are no internal flights from Taba. We then flew to Luxor, over-nighted there and flew to Aswan the next morning. After looking at the dam, the lake and a temple that had been moved out of the water, we got on a boat and cruised gently up to Luxor, which took three days, where we saw the Valleys of the Kings and Queens - spectacular.

We then flew on to Cairo where we stayed at the Conrad for three nights and visited the museum and looking at some of the old things they have got there before seeing an old mosque, an old synagogue and an old Koptic church.

The last day in Cairo we went to the Pyramids, where we watched an eclipse of the Sun and saw the Sphynx and did the Son et Lumiere bit.

Because of the lack of internal flights, we then drove back to Taba, under the Suez Canal and up the Sinai peninsular back to the Hyatt - a very boring 6 hour drive. Thank God for air conditioning.

All in all a great holiday.