Cancelled trip to Egypt as per advice from UK Foreign Office, means travel here is now dead until peace is restored.
The rising unrest in Egypt and the peoples call to bring down the government brings disruption to tourism. (January 28, 2011)
Stranded in Athens, passengers are faced with choices of continuing onward to Cairo or to return to where they came. The UK Foreign Office advises not to travel to Egypt but the choice is still yours, the theme seems to be we are safer returning.
So I am seated on my return flight and cancelling my trip to Egypt. No Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel. Now starts the job of knowing what coverage we have in regards to the insurance policy. All hotel bookings, tours and internal flights are now dead.
I hope to see Egypt free without aid, without internal corruption from those who rule. The is no question that the average Egyptian receives very little to live, it’s more like the west treats it as legal slavery for tourism for its value holidays.
My travels here have been cancelled, but one day I hope when Egypt is at rest I can finally return to set my eyes on its historic treasures and meet the people who will finally be set free.