The Lloyds picked James up at home and after a smothering hug from his mum, they were good to go.
Oliver was very excited for this trip!
After hours of travel, they arrived at the camp in Al Simhara, Egypt.
Daniel was very happy to be there, even though it was quite hot already.
After exploring the camp and its surroundings, the family visited the local market. They asked one of the locals to take their picture with the Sphinx in the background.
This young lady was called Dunya and James and Dunya had a very nice chat, after which he managed to get her phonenumber. Hey, he’s single again, isn’t he? 😉
The next day, they visited the Sphinx. Underneath the Sphinx was a tomb that was open to travelers. Although… open… Well, it is after you manage to open all the doors. Both Oliver and Daniel had a go…
When a new morning arrived, James decided to give the nice Egyptian girl Dunya a call and invite her over to the campground.
They sure seemed to hit it off… Oh, if Jill knew about this…
And apparently the best way to get from one occasion to another in the smoldering desert heat is running in formation… Ummm… Right. Okay then guys. Al Simhara is gorgeous though.
Another thing to do in the smoldering desert heat is playing your music. “Rocking it, Egypt style”, according to Daniel. Hey, this was the chance to put The Hot Wings on the map internationally, right? Although, without Seth, they’re not really The Hot Wings, are they? Claire suggested they’d go with “The Wings” then, just for the trip, but Daniel and James dismissed this idea. If they are the Wings, that means Seth is the Hot. No, no, no. So they settled on being The Hot, just for the trip. They sure felt hot anyway. Both literally and figuratively.
While yet another night fell, the standard “we went to Egypt and saw camels” picture had to be taken.
I don’t think your uncle is listening, James…
On the second to last night, James headed out to a more secluded campsite. One by the water, with only one tent and a firepit. I wonder why…
It was a beautiful place, and James quickly changed out of his sweaty shirt into something clean. And if you’re wondering why…
… here’s the answer…
Miss Dunya had also dressed up to meet James at the secluded place.
James was astounded by the amount of food this lady put on her stick, but when Dunya did the same thing, he figured that putting the entire content of your fridge on a stick and roasting it on a firepit must just be what the Egyptians call cooking…
After all the food, the lady left, and James and Dunya moved their little private party to the tent… Let’s just say, they got very acquainted in there…
But James wasn’t the only one getting the attention from the Egyptian ladies. Meanwhile back at the camp, Daniel had run into a young lady called Anuba. Anuba spoke Simlish very well and Daniel and she hit it off immediately.
Soon, the last day was upon them and the family decided to visit Abu Simbel.
It was HUGE!
That night, the plane home would leave at 2.00 (2 am). While Oliver, Claire and James decided to get some rest before the trip, Daniel chose to spend the last hours in Egypt with Anuba.
And a couple of hours later, with only a few minutes left, Daniel took his chance!
It didn’t go quite as far as James’ encounter with Dunya, but it was still a trip Daniel won’t easily forget!
By morning, they were back in Honeycomb Valley. Taking James home and getting some coffee from Patty was the first order of business.
After the stories were told it was time for the Lloyds to return to their own home.
“It was an awesome trip, man, awesome trip!”