The funny thing being my father doesn't like dirty, crowded places, and abhors beggars in a vacation locale. So I raise an eyebrow at his "I'd rather" 's. I know for a fact he'd like Oman more, but like so many he thinks of this place as desert and backwards and way too hot. Maybe I've complained too much in emails back home???? Well, no one I've ever spoken to whose had to be in Egypt or gone there has loved too much about Egypt. It is hot, it has alot of beggars, it is dirty (this is Cairo) but if I had to be in Egypt in vacay right now, I'd choose to celebrate the Egyptian elections with a cruise down the Nile. [One of the things people who HAVE been to Egypt tell me make it worthwhile beyond those good 'ole fashioned Pyramids].
And you aren't likely to get tear gassed this week like a group of my friends have either, should you be safely tucked away on this floating hotel on the Nile.
Not on my list of places to go to anytime soon [no offense Egypt], but the Nile?: Beautiful.