Thursday, July 15, 2010
I'm told there are some 400 floating hotels like ours that cruise the Nile—though at this time of the year a lot are idle. Ours, the Oberoi Philea, seems like one of the nicer ones. 55 staterooms, all with views of the river and little balconies. Reasonably spacious rooms. The ship is well appointed, and the food is delicious. Our trip started in Aswan and will take us this afternoon to Luxor, where tomorrow we will see some sights and then head for the airport to fly back to Cairo. Despite the unbelievable heat this time of the year (it must be 120 and unusually humid), we have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Posted by Scott Grannis at 2:54 AM