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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

No rest...

in our future. We leave in the morning for 19 days in Egypt--see below. THen we come ack, Martin works 1 day, and we leave the next day (thanksgiving) for Cappadocia. We'll be there through Sudnay of that weekend, then Tuesday we are going to Ephesus again to see the Pope, who is saying Mass here in Turkey (that one just came up today--and who could pass that up?). Needless to say we'll be resting for most of December:). But I am going to try to convince Martin to do a trip to Eastern Turkey for Christmas.
We still don't know where our next assignment will be and probably won't for a few months. For now I am just going to post one picture--Sarah with the huge cabbage we bought for 2 YTL ($1.33) from the side of the road on the way home from Cappadocia. We ate so much cabbage that week...
And, it won't let me upload it. So I'll have to do it when we get back.

Leaving for Egypt tomorrow

Here is our itinerary; I am posting it here because a lot of people have asked what we are seeing. It is a long trip, and this trip is our Christmas, birthday and anniversary gifts to each other(for the next 5years!?).
Nov 2--arrive airport at 3:30; tour Islamic Cairo and the bazaar.
Nov 3--8 AM departure for Farafra Oasis, by private car (already booked). 3 day jeep safari to White Desert.
Nov 4--3 day jeep safari to White desert
Nov 5--last day of jeep safari and overnight in Farafra (already booked--El Badawiya hotel).
Nov 6--back to Cairo, go to travel agency to get tickets for Nile Cruise and overnight train to Aswan, then on to bus station for overnight bus to Sharm
Nov 7--arrive Sharm, hotel already booked (shark's Bay). Beach day, leave at 2300 for Sinai trip (already booked through hotel).
Nov 8--return to Sharm, beach day
Nov 9--boat trip booked through hotel, leaves at 8 AM and returns at 4:30 PM. Then on to Cairo. Hotel in Cairo booked--Lotus
Nov 10--Saqqara--not booked yet
Nov 11--Giza; overnight train to Aswan (Already booked).
Nov 12--Aswan city; overnight at Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan.
Nov 13--Abu Simbel (also not booked yet). Overnight at Old Cataract.
Nov 14--board Presidential Nile Cruise at noon; Elephantine Island and Agha Khan Mausoleum
Nov 15--Nile cruise; high dam, Philae Temple, Kom Ombo, Sobek temple
Nov 16--Cruise--Horus temple, Edfu
Nov 17--Cruise--Luxor (Necropolis of Thebes, Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon)
Nov 18--disembark cruise; see remaining sites on our own in Luxor. Overnight at al-Moudira hotel (already booked)
Nov 19--Luxor; transfer to Cairo preferably in the evening. Booked overnight at Windsor hotel
Nov 20--Egyptian Museum, overnight at Windsor
Nov 21--Fly out at 10:30 AM.