Monthly Archives: October 2010

Egypt 2010

2874 k travelled 200 girls trained 100 years of Girlguiding Uk 50 degrees, highest temperature 27 degrees, lowest temperature 17 trainings 10 tombs 7 hotels 7 churches 6 members of team Egypt 5 schools 5 temples 5 train journeys 4 … Continue reading

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4 days in cairo

Arrived safely early in the morning on monday and headed via metro to our beautiful hotel. A long lunch at pottery cafe then a couple of hours in the Egyptian museum, the highlight being the Tutankhamen exhibit, including the death … Continue reading

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Alexandria

Beside the sea…

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The pyramids

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Down time in Aswan

With project over our last few days in Aswan have been holiday. Sunrise visit to Abu Simbel on Friday. Great atmosphere of tourists and the dancers from the carnival. So many people the buses travelled in convoy, 4 hours folded … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Final training and Kate’s departure

The morning began with a trip to the television studio! The 8th Egyptian channel (for Aswan) wanted to interview us about the project. Whilst waiting to be called we were watching the show on a tv in the director’s office … Continue reading

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Day 4 – 20:10, 20/10, 2010

A visit to a French language school in the morning where some of the girls from training put on a show for us. We were also treated to some yummy cake. Next was a trip to the High Dam via … Continue reading

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Day 3

Aswan botanical gardens reached by boat in the morning. The island was given to Lord Horatio Kitchener in the 1890′s when he was commander of the Egyptian army. He turned the island in to a botanical garden, importing plants from … Continue reading

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Day 2 ‘je voudrais khamsa pieces of paper’

A morning visit to a school for deaf and mute children followed by a school for children with learning difficulties. Afternoon on Internet then Aswan Moon restaurant for lunch. I had the Lonely Planet recommended daoud basha (meatballs). Delish! Training … Continue reading

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Training in Aswan day 1

The day started with a hotel move. As seems to be the way here the middle of the day was ours. It’s so hot that even the locals don’t want to be outside in the midday sun. So we seized … Continue reading

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