Farewell to Karl & Gisela

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 By the time we got to the Marriott it was almost 4 and we were shot so agreed to forego the light show at Giza and had a light late lunch on the terrace.  Slept for a while, then showered and dressed for dinner.  Karl and Gisela had gone with Ossama to a shop for inlaid work and were late getting back.  When they returned, however, we went with them to “Egyptian Nights” for dinner.  Our initial waiter was clueless; after we asked for a bottle of Chenin Blanc asked whether we wanted red or white.  We asked for another waiter who was apparently unaware that they had Chenin Blanc by the bottle even when we gave him the bin number.  We started walking out and the manager was all over us and convinced us to sit back down, this time at a different table. Service was suddenly very attentive but still a bit on the inept side.  We did, however get complimentary fruit and coffee.  Unfortunately, Karl and Gisela had a 10:30 pickup for the airport and had to leave us before the coffee arrived.  Fortunately, we plan to see them again next year in France.  

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