Friday 21 May 10
It was an action packed day. In the morning, we walked around Athens. Did a tour of the Acropolis and visited the Parthenon. I quite liked it. Some things were still in ruins, like in Rome, but some things have got restored. Im glad, it makes for better photos. Athens the city itself, isnt so nice, its kind of dirty.
In the evening, our Contiki group split in two. Half were going to the Greek Islands (to relax and have a nice holiday), half to Egypt (action, action)! Ofcorse I chose the Egypt option, I was all excited about it!
So we went to the airport and flew out to Egypt! The plane ride was ok. Driving to the hotel, we saw the streets of Cairo. It was quite scary! Dirty and all the women wore veils. Didnt see the desert though, the city is all populated with old brick buildings.
At night, we went on a cruise down the Nile. Had a nice dinner onboard, plus entertainment. There was a wedding reception acually, a belly dancer and a hectic spin-dancer guy. I dont know how he didnt get dizzy, but he was spinning for at least 10 to 20 minutes! Our Cairo hotel was spooky and haunted looking but ok.