After the safari, we took a train to Alexandria and spent a few days on the beautiful Mediterranean. We loved it there since it wasn't too touristy. However, they are more conservative there than we had thought and Kar had to get a scarf to cover her hair. After that, only the women stared since I think she tied it wrong.
Next, we met our group for the tour. We learned so much Egyptian history. The guide called Kar an amateur egyptologist (kiss up - Haig). We visited Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Cairo, and the Pyramids at Giza for those of you that like to know where we were exactly. We were amazed at how everything has lasted and loved learning all about it. We won't bore you with all the temples and history but if you're interested, Kar would love to give you a brief lecture when we get back. Tips are appreciated (as is the custom in Egypt). We also did a hot air balloon ride over the Nile River at Luxor and had dinner in a Nubian village.
We had a nice group (10 total) and all were under 35 mostly from London and Australia. There were a lot of women in our group and Haig was always walking with at least 4 of us. Many of the men, said he was a lucky man for having so many wives and he should share :) He was loving it!!!!
Now, we're on the Red Sea on the Sinai peninsula. We're staying in Sharm el-Sheikh and doing 2 dives tomorrow at Ras Mohamad Park. We hope to see many large fish! Then we'll head up to Dahab which we hope will be less touristy and less expensive.
We are doing great and can't believe one month has already passed. Kar has gotten homesick twice but Haig has done a good job cheering her up as have your updates and comments! Keep them coming. Miss you guys!
-Kar and Haig