14th September 1979 Back to the Museum
Got up late and had breakfast at 8. Then we dash out of the hotel and lost Hazel so had to go back for her, then went to the Museum to see the mummies, Meket Re models and Hethepheres (Cheops mum) jewellery, lovely delicate gold charms, Narmer palette.
Figure 72 Cairo
Then to the Hilton for drinks then shopping and back to the Hilton for lunch had chicken soup sleep in afternoon and dinner at Felfela with Fred Nellie Marjory Yvonne Caren Ki Ping Ranold Hassian Joan Betty Hazel Monica Bernard and Sue.
Muriel and Claire had to stay behind but we gave her the present before we went to bed at 12:30.
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15th September Return to the UK
Up at 5.00 breakfast at 5:30 and left the Windsor at 6:00 for airport, loads of security checks, none of which were effective, passed time until 7:30. Then we waited to board the plane, took off at 8:00 5 hr flight.
So ends my first visit to Egypt, it was definitely the best holiday I ever had. I am so glad I kept a diary so I still have all those memories. I wish I had taken more photos though. I went again in 1981, 1986, 1992 and then 2000. Since 2000 I visited several times until I moved here in 2003. Some things have changed, some remain the same but I still love Egypt. It gets into your blood.
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