You might remember that my GoPro fell off my handlebar mount and it’s protection glass broke on my second riding day. I had called GoPro from Luxor, explained the issue, and they seemed willing to do something about it. They were supposed to send me an email with further steps. I hadn’t received it until we reached Abu Simbel (most likely due to bad phone connection), so I called them again.
They were very friendly once again, and asked me to send in more photos and details. I did, and got an instant reply. Turns out the issue was a missing piece of rubber that’s supposed to stabilize the GoPro in the handlebar mount. I must have thrown that out, thinking it’s part of the packaging. So, as it turns out—but GoPro was too polite to put it that way—it was my own fault that it doesn’t sit firmly in the mount and fell off.
Nevertheless, GoPro will now send me a new protection glass (which—supposedly—I can replace easily on my own), as well as that rubber thingy. What a great service! Thank you GoPro!!!
Lesson learnt: Never blame others—it might have been my own fault, and I’ll end up looking very stupid 🙂
Stage: Rest Day in Abu Simbel
#1: Having a day off—a day that’s not totally used up by sightseeing, washing clothes and cleaning bikes.
#2 Visiting the Temple of Abu Simbel
#3: Saying goodby to our Egyptian riders as well as the Emeco guides who have been supporting us throughout Egypt. Paul took on the task of collecting tips. Instead of just collecting money, he turned it into a fun event, asking us questions about our countries. If we didn’t know the answer, we’d have to pay—and he made sure we didn’t, most of the questions anyway.
“In Austria, if you don’t look into people’s eyes when saying cheers for a drink,” he asked me, “it means seven years of bad sex—yes or no?” I got the answer right, but happily paid nevertheless 🙂
#1: Visiting the Temple of Abu Simbel with Anmei early morning . . .
. . . and watching the sunrise over Lake Nasser
#2: Enjoying breakfast at a local street-side restaurant with the early birds . . .
. . . thanks to Anmei, otherwise I’d have taken the comfortable route to eat at our hotel and missed out on the fun of exploring local food.
#3: After breakfast, I still felt hungry, so I ventured to a local store . . .
. . . and got myself some great local spicy feta that I enjoyed back at the hotel—finished it all in one go, stomach still feeling good 🙂
NB: Got up early again to post this as Internet connection was terrible in the afternoon / evening. We’ll be crossing the border into Sudan today—wish us luck 🙂 Not sure about the Internet connection there, might be a while until my next post.