Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Half Underwater for the Holidays
Here’s the view from our cabin on our Nile cruise. And we’re not even in a submarine! Our room on the vessel Esmeralda is right at the waterline. Dave and I joke that if anything happens to this boat we’re toast because we’re basically underwater anyway! Gallows humor, I know.
We’ve been going full tilt visiting ancient Egyptian temples and tombs. Yesterday we saw the very tomb where King Tut was found back in the ‘20s. (His mummy is still there.) Some of the temples have amazing, colorful hieroglyphics and some have tons of pigeons living in the hand-carved niches in the stone. Pigeons are everywhere, aren't they?!
I have plenty of pictures but the WiFi doesn’t really work on this boat, so I’m going to have to wait to share most of them. Here are a few from the Valley of Kings that I took on my phone:
And here’s my reading material for the trip:
We had a boatwide Christmas party and a special Christmas dinner last night. All the Egyptian staff wore Santa hats and one even dressed as a skinny, youthful and rather unconvincing Santa. I had a gin and tonic that I'm convinced contained neither gin nor tonic. It’s been a hoot! Hope you’re all having a great holiday and I’ll share more when I can connect our computer to the rest of the world. Merry Christmas!