Open Book Blog Hop – May 9th — aurorawatcherak

Originally posted on Stevie Turner, Indie Author.: This week on the Open Book Blog Hop we’re discussing how a hobby makes us better writers. I must admit that with all the writing and marketing I do, there is precious little time for hobbies. However, there is one hobby which has stayed with me since I…

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Paths of the Dead by Lin Anderson — Valerie Penny’s Book Reviews

I like Lin Anderson. I say that to lay my cards on the table because I have no doubt that personal feelings colour our view of someone’s work. In this I always think about Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1996 aged 122. She was interviewed about a year prior to her death. She had met Vincent van […]

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Interview with Arthur Daigle — aurorawatcherak

Today’s interview is with fantasy author Arthur Daigle. It’s nice to have you visiting the blog, Arthur. Tell us something about yourself. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and I earned a biology degree from Champaign Urbana (what can I say, it seemed like a good idea at the […]

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Movenpick Hotel, Aswan, Egypt

Val Penny's Hotel and Restaurant Reviews

movenpick-resort-aswanI have always liked Aswan and particularly enjoy the trees and plants on Elephantine Island, so when my husband and I had a chance to stay at the luxurious Movenpick Hotel there, I was delighted. We went by boat across to the island. On arrival at the hotel we were offered a complimentary up grade. The airy, elegant suite had 2 levels with an extra bedrooms and terrace. We also benefitted from a private balcony, a large, comfortable suite across two floors and all the facilities of the hotel.moevenpick room

The hotel is only 14-minute walk from Elephantine Island, this upscale resort hotel overlooking the River Nile is 2 km from Nubia Museum and 3 km from the ancient Unfinished Obelisk Museum.Movenpick_Resort_Aswan_junior_suite

The Movenpick Hotel on Elephantine Island in Aswan  offeres a free breakfast buffet. There is a stylish restaurant overlooking the water, however, we preferred to eat at the poolside eatery and enjoyed…

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