Voyages Jules Verne has 7 day Nile cruise, max 30 passengers, from £529, according to your link, spindrift. What language predominates on such a cruise, or any particular nationality? Were your fellow passengers old and boring or something?
Frequently glamorous women are unfortunately quite lonely. They yearn to be seen for their true character and secretly wish to cast off the yolk of beauty and glamour thrust upon them by a superficial society.
I am generally repelled by glamorous people- knowing full well how shallow I am being by doing so. I guess I'm just suspicious of the motivations of people willing to invest so much effort in appearances. This admitted prejudice has however been reinforced through life experience to a considerable degree, although I've met wonderfully interesting, well rounded and glamorous people as well. I think the difference is the ones I like tend to be capable of good natured self deprecation and don't take themselves quite as seriously. </thread highjack>
Thank you, Mark and Spinny for the information about the cruises. I will truely look into that. I"ve been waiting to travel to Egypt when I can perhaps afford a dehabeya trip after googling and finding the listings quite expensive.
I think it depends on your definition of glamorous for me. For example there is Sophia Loren, who I have always thought is something of a natural beauty. Some women are just naturally beautiful and everything they touch turns to glamor. These women do not bother me so much, it is not as though they ordained things. Then there are these women who are crazy into appearances, that I dislike. As a scholarship student at the most expensive private school in this part of the country, I saw a LOT of that. I had Mommas tell me all sorts of hints for how to hunt myself a rich man, it is as easy to love a rich man as a poor man being their comment if I said that seemed mercenary. In many ways, it was quite a hoot, though.
Sorry, fumobici, you can't distract us from an interesting thread hijack
I beg to differ that one has to spend a lot of time and money to look glamorous. I am a natural for looking so, I don't have the wherewithal to lavish care and potions on myself but I have a good eye for clothes, my hair is always well cut , I have a cheerful disposition , I respect people unless I have a reason to not respect them...I wear nice but simple real jewellery, I carry a smart bag (not necessarily expensive) ...and I look nice. I do not look cheap. I carry myself well. This is what real glamour is.
I'm not even mentioning my steady honest gaze and innate intelligence.
My girlfriend on the cruise was the same...hence we were pariahs. As I said - a laugh a minute for us.
Desert, glamor, high heels....I keep getting this image of Marlene Dietrich pulling off her shoes to follow Gary Cooper across the sand. (Different part of North Africa.) His character probably thought personality was most important, too.
In case some didn't know, the place that the boat is setting off from in that clip is the Old Cataracts Hotel in Aswan. It's still a very scenic place. An just to be pedantic about it - they set off going south. Unfortunately, you can't, not far anyway. There's a bloody great big cataract in the way. That's why it's called the Cataracts Hotel.