Cape to Cairo 2010

A Motorcycle Diary

22 August (Day 54)

22 Aug

…And the saga continued. After 6 trips back and forth between the licensing department, the traffic office and the port, we finally managed to get the bikes out at 14h30. This unfortunately did not leave me with enough daylight to get to Hurghada 500km away and therefore we are spending the night in Luxor and I will head to Hurghada early tomorrow morning.

The fixer we used in Aswan was a Mr Mohammed Abouda. Whilst Mohammed speaks good English and sells himself well, his contacts in customs leaves a lot to be desired. The alternative fixer, a guy called Kamal (fondly referred to as Camel by us) speaks very little English however definitely has the right connections in the right place and therefore, if I was to do this again, I would probably go with Camel even though he does not fill you with much confidence on meeting.


Sunset over the Nile in Luxor.

Luxor temple

and again.

more Luxor.

Hieroglyphics that have been incredibly preserved.

BackABuddy Many of us have the means and wherewithal to undertake the dreams we want but elect to choose otherwise, many however, do not and that is the purpose of this plea. Afrika Tikkun (http://afrikatikkun.org// ) is a South African non governmental, non profit charity organisation run by the Lubner family that in essence does just that; re-provide the possibility to dream and to create the possibility of turning those dreams into a reality.

Unlike many pleas of this nature, I am not looking for any kind of sponsorship for my trip, but I am looking for your donation, regardless of its size to Afrika Tikkun. Please pledge generously as this is a fantastic cause that will assist them to provide food, care, education, health and social services to those that are desperately in need.

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