Wednesday 22 June: On the tarmac at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport many men in white uniforms and overalls scratch their heads and stare at my Air Egypt flight to London. There are technical problems with the aircraft, so it's an overnight stay in a comfortable four star hotel in Bangkok - the bathroom is larger than most bedrooms I've stayed in this trip.Thursday 23: Arrive in Cairo with no connecting flight to London Heathrow, so a night and a day in Cairo, great.
Friday 24: I take a small local taxi to Tahir Square where office blocks, burnt out by the army to blame the revolutionaries, overlook the Egyptian museum. As dusty as always (no photos) the place reeks of ancient history and despite a robbery, staged by the army, everything is still in place with King Tut's golden treasures as magnificent as ever.
Finally, late in the evening, I reach my friends' home, Andy and Jeanie's, in Reigate, Surrey, England for a few days relaxation, thanks guys.
Photos of Cairo and Reigate.