Driving in the dark in Egypt

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Driving in the dark in Egypt Luxor Reviews

Chokk Chokk
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Driving in the dark in Egypt Nov 26, 2009
I have unfortunately not driven myself at night time in Egypt but being a natural daredevil behind the steering wheel will definitely put this high on things to be done.

Sitting in a bus following the ways and wonders of a local bus drivers skills and at the same time register all the cars approaching was to me one of the high lights of the trip; sometimes it does not take much to be amazed.

Most of the cars approaching do not use their headlights while driving at night. Sometimes they use their position light but mostly they have colourful light arrangements in the front of the car; some of them even red lights (amazing).

When you approach another car you do the exact opposite of what we normally do; you give the approaching car full light just to make sure that he is blinded when he passes you.

Usage of emergency light does not have any effect since cars are driving around with them anyway as a colourful decoration, which is making real situation even more hazardous.

Hazardous situations appear all the time since things are falling of the mini busses that have tried to tie luggage to the roof. Some vans have even cows or donkeys tied on the back, so there is no place to take it easy because they have to be re-tied regularly.
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BlueMoonAdventure says:
Hey Christian, congrats! I was in Egypt the same time as you and didn't even know it. Nov 28-Dec 7th. Serves me right for not checking TB. :-( Awesome pics & blogs...way to go!! :D
Posted on: Jan 02, 2010
Chokk says:
Thank you all for your congrats - been busy moving back to Copenhagen - didnt know I was featured:)
Posted on: Dec 24, 2009
Koralifix says:
Congrats on this featured review! Good on you!
Posted on: Dec 18, 2009
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