Monday, September 10, 2012
Up, Up, and Away (In My Beautiful Balloon) (2 Nov 2008)
As I've mentioned before, I'm not afraid of heights. Belinda is. It was my idea to go for a hot air balloon ride first, but by the time we got to Egypt, I'd kind of relinquished the idea, because I thought it was going to be hellaexpensive, and really, you can't see that much from the air, right? However, Belinda read about it online and decided she really wanted to do it, and it turned out to be much cheaper than we thought, so we signed up for it yesterday. It meant getting up at 5 to be out of the hotel at 6...across the river, into another van that took us across the floodplain of the Nile, past banana fields and sugar cane.