up at 5am for airport logistics - its totally insane, there are so many people, all trying to stand ontop of each other - thankfully we have a guide to wade through the throngs for us, and we get boarding cards and through security for a sleep.
To our delight we're in business class with great views out over the desert - geophoto heaven, accompanied with great food and coffee too - what a way to travel ;~)
In Luxor we had a room overlooking the Nile in the Iberotel - lovely - walking into the bank to get some change Soaz asked for some small change and walked clutching with a 3" wad of notes - rich at last!! we explored the town a bit, enjoying the heat, somewhere in the high 20s or low 30s by now. Lunch was taken sitting by the Nile stuffing our faces with a huge buffet, next to the key falucca boarding jetty. After buying some postcards - but abstaining from the stamps due the obvious rip off that was about to occur - we got stuck into some serious relaxing and pool time with fruit cocktails and a few lengths - really on holiday!