Country: Egypt

Victorian grandeur

Leaving behind the endless rocks and boulders of the desert I’ve finally reached Aswan.

The city is quieter than expected this is probably due to the heat and Ramadan.

Breaking tradition I’ve decided to experience some Victorian grandeur and put my feet up at the Old Cataract Hotel, so called because of its location at the first cataract of the Nile.

Since the late 1800s the hotel has accommodated travellers, and even royalty - Tsar Nicholas II, Sir Winston Churchill and King Farouk. It also was the location for Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’.

The production crew will be with me for the coming week, filming the first Egyptian leg of my journey so I anticipate a busy few days! It'll be Nice to have a break from the solidarity of only walking.