In January 2011, I went on a tour of Egypt and Jordan run by APT. Iris, my now-deceased former wife, was too ill to travel by then and this was my "respite" break from being her full-time carer. Her brother, Brian, and his family helped look after Iris while I was gone. My tour was interrupted by the Egyptian uprising and that story is told in my emails to Iris posted on this site. My tour revolved around a 4-day Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. That was preceded by a tour of Alexandria and El Alamein as well as a visit to the museum in Cairo. The cruise should have been followed by a visit to the pyramids near Cairo but instead we spent several days in the "care" of the army, finally escaping to Jordan where we resumed our tour, which included Petra.There are technical notes here.
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