December

(Click here for SeptemberOctober or November's photos)

Week 16: Egypt

 

The Princess in her tower



More sightseeing in and around Cairo 



 


Cycling down the beautiful (and blissfully flat) Nile valley 



 

 


Our friendly police escorts who patiently trailed behind us for most of the way from Cairo to Luxor

 


The Egyptian version of a greasy spoon 


Water buffalo in the morning mist

Little house on the Nile

Horse/donkey riding in Luxor 


Kosheri - a delicious Egyptian fast food consisting of every carbohydrate ever invented - perfect for the greedy cyclist 


Christmas lunch - deep fried 'meat' burgers on cheese spread and pitta (not so much as a brussel sprout in sight)

Is that a gun between your legs or are you just pleased to see me?

Slow moving traffic is a persistent problem (Emily, not the donkeys)



 

Weeks 13 - 15: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt 

 A little more Syria

Crossing in to Syria, and breakfast in the courtyard of our hostel in damascus

 

Day trip to Lebanon 

The peaceful ruins of the Umayyad city of Anjar 

 

Indulging in some Western delights (in this case Costa)

 

Max on the awesome Roman temple remains of Baalbek  

 

Jordan 

 Welcome to Jordan! Home to the most amount of hills squeezed in to one country possible

 

 Revelling in the luxury provided by our host Billal - a bit more upmarket than the tent in his olive grove we were trying for

 

Emily whizzing down evil mountain roads

 

Another day another wadi (valley / gorge) . . .  

Petra

 

Getting out the sun for another nutella pit stop 

 

Tea with the Bedouins who live and work in Petra 

 

Egypt

Waiting for the ferry from Jordan to Egypt

 

Cycling along the Red Sea Coast 

Making the most of the sea before hitting the desert 

 

Sneaking around Taba Heights, and 'pub tandoori' - our home and saviour 

 

 

Desert road, before things went bad 

 

 

 

The aftermath of the sandstorm 

 Cairo! And the Nile river, our new best friend

 

Cairo

 

Enjoying dinner in our flat 

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