Coming back from Munich after New Year’s, I found myself looking at the last minute offerings at my local airport. It was probably the gray sky I saw on my flight home that had me longing for a warmer climate. I picked up a few fliers and a short time later I settled for a cheap two week trip to Egypt.

January seems to be the perfect time. Not too hot and no crowds. After hearing other traveler’s stories, I think I really lucked out. We had great ship for the Nile cruise and we had a private guide for our small group of seven people. Great guy, very knowledgeable and funny. Cruising down the Nile is a very relaxing way of seeing the ruins along the way.

I didn’t bring enough memory cards for my camera and had to visit Internet Cafes along the way. This turned out to be a good things. It would usually take some time to get the pictures transferred to a DVD and often somebody had to run around to organize a blank. This was a good time to talk to the local guys hanging out there.

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