We went to bed early as we had a 5am pickup for a sunrise balloon ride over Deir-el-Medina and the Luxor tombs and temples. Take off and landing were a gentle affair as was the flight. The basket was split into five sections, the captain at the centre. The flight took about 45mins, and was professionally organized. We have finally booked our planned cruise over Christmas so we may be out of reach, but we will try to phone home. Rest assured we will be thinking of you all as we sip our cocktails aboard M.S. Tania, drifting on Lake Nasser.