Travel Blogs from Aswan, Egypt

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We Took the Midnight Train Going Anywhere..., Aswan, Egypt travel blog

We Took the Midnight Train Going Anywhere...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... .  The start of a new day, and only 4 more hours (if we’re lucky) left on the train.  Arrival in Aswan was quite uneventful.  We found a hotel, ate a big bowl of Koshary, wandered around the souq, and did some very bad ...

Aswan, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Aswan

A travel blog entry by jag

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After spending plenty of time in Cairo I headed down on an overnight train to Aswan, Egypt's most southern city. I thought the train would be quite dodgey but turned out to be really nice. I was sharing the cabin with a guy room Korea. The train ride was ...

Aswan, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Aswan

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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... trip cost me 5 le in baksheesh, a small price to pay for that memory.    Onwards to the Aswan High Dam, Nassers legacy to Egypt, it is an immense structure, in keeping with the other immense structures which abound in Egypt. One has to think, ...

Kitchener Island, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Kitchener Island

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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we arrived back at the Ruby, just in time for lunch. I had been speaking to Johanna, mentioning that we planned to go to kitchener Island, he said he was willing to arrange a boat to take us there, the motor boat was dirt cheap, 40 le for the return ...

A Lesson on How to be Remembered, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

A Lesson on How to be Remembered

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... carved with beautiful images of people and gods, however many of them had been defaced in what looked like deliberate damage. Day three in Aswan was spent on a felucca.  During the day I was able to swim in the Nile. It wasn't the cleanest water to ...

Water, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Water

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Aswan lies at the point where ancient Egypt ended and Nubia began.  Today, the Nile city is a gateway to Abu Simbel, the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, and Philae, the Isis temple. On a long day, beginning at 3:30 a.m, I went on a tour that visited ...

Back on board, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Back on board

A travel blog entry by jimandtarja

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Saturday, excellent, a rest day, just lounging about on the sundeck, drink a few cocktails, watch the world go by, I love watching people work, I could do it all day. One thing though, must watch how much sun to take, it can be a bit deceptive, with a ...

Big Triangles, Dancing and The Toilet, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Big Triangles, Dancing and The Toilet

A travel blog entry by antandrel

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... are here at the start of recorded living. Its fantastic and dirty. N and I both have the runs but not too bad. We are in Aswan at the moment and about to head off on our cruise down the Nile with nothing to do but drink and relax - Fantastic. The big ...

Mum will never show her shoulders again, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Mum will never show her shoulders again

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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... window and I woke with a fright.  We had to get up at 5am anyway as the convoy of buses was leaving from Sohag to Aswan at 6.30am. Mum couldn't work out the taps and bathroom fittings.  She had a cold shower.  She wasn't ...

Hot Hot Hot, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Hot Hot Hot

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... while enjoying the home cooked meal.  Made our way back in the dark for a much needed good nights rest.  Aswan is considered Upper Egypt although it is located south of Cairo...go figure.  The Nubian's are located in this part of Egypt as ...

Does a felucca passenger shit in the woods?, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Does a felucca passenger shit in the woods?

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... this was the outpost of "the civilised world". On the important trade routes from the south, and of strategic military significance, Aswan has a long history of settlement, from Pharaonic times through until today. These days, as it basks in the sun ...

trip to Aswan, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

trip to Aswan

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... there was unrest during the period of Ptolemy IV and Ptolemy V Epiphanes. This is not only the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but the second largest after Karnak. It was believed that the temple was built on the site of the great battle between ...

Baksheesh, cockroaches, and ancient wonders, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Baksheesh, cockroaches, and ancient wonders

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Aswan, Egypt. From Luxor I caught the train to Aswan. My first night was spent in a cockroach infested pit called the Nubian Oasis. Even the cockroaches were complaining. Still I was only in the room for a few hours before being woken up at 3:00 am to ...

Aswan - raiding the Tombs of the Nobles, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Aswan - raiding the Tombs of the Nobles

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... other too. We tried to get across to the 6th century St Simeon monastery (as seen from a distance in the initial Aswan entry) which was a little further down-river, but the camel and ferry boat drivers wanted to charge exorbitant rates to ...

In denial, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

In denial

A travel blog entry by sojanet

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... of my life in Egypt. So after 4 truly amazing days in Cairo, I sadly departed as said in the previous entry.  I arrived in Aswan around  12:30pm, probably the hottest time of the day.  I am staying in a double room at a hotel a block ...

 it is offical i have not ever experienced ..., Aswan, Egypt travel blog

it is offical i have not ever experienced ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... defianltly be more Indiana Jones like... but as there were only a handful of tourists it was very very special... As for the Aswan dam - Dont waste your hard earned Egyptian Pounds. So this afternoon going to go to a ritzy hotel and pay and use ...

Ziggy, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Ziggy

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... because he's got two Australians signed up and needs to fill out his boat, I get cautious.  Well, for starters, I'm in Egypt, and it's not working out so well for me.  Seems like every time something goes really well something else goes equally ...

Land of the Nile, Cairo, Farafra, Aswan, Luxor, Egypt travel blog

Land of the Nile

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... and I have been in Egypt for about 1.5 weeks. We've seen the Pyramids, Farafra Oasis, Abu Simbel, Cairo old city, Aswan, taken a felluca (traditional sail boat) down the Nile, visited beaucoup temples, and now are in Luxor seeing the crown jewels of ...

Aswan, Abu Simbel And A Felucca Down The Nile., Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Aswan, Abu Simbel And A Felucca Down The Nile.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... High Dam was created. This was a massive operation requiring worldwide assistance. Five very sleepy Busabout people checked into the Aswan airport and went through countless security checks before boarding our "Memphis Air" plane to Abu Simbel. It is ...

Aswan - jewel of the Nile, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Aswan - jewel of the Nile

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... experience somewhat. Anyway, we headed straight to Elephantine Island and the ancient ruins of Yebu. After a quick tour of the Aswan musuem (a small and motley collection of artefacts for those who have been to the Egyptian museum in Cairo) we ...

The Highs and Lows of Egypt, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Sharm, Egypt travel blog

The Highs and Lows of Egypt

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... a must see on our trip around the world. How can you say you have been around the world and skipped the pyramids? But Egypt definitely exposed how this trip has been absolutely fantastic on the one hand, and a real grind on the other. After traveling ...

Worst train ride from Luxor to Aswan!, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Worst train ride from Luxor to Aswan!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... me something I really didn't want to see!!!!  I was so disgusted and angry, but he only got more excited.  I learned NEVER  to ride in the front seat of a taxi in Egypt again.  At this point I really hated the men in ...

Searching for Bondisms in Aswan, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Searching for Bondisms in Aswan

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... of Egypt. Riding up front, I was finally living another one of my life long dreams, to be the designated horn honker !!!!! Now Aswan, is a delightful little market town, and it does not matter where you stay, either open you window or step onto a balcony, ...

Hot Times, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Hot Times

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... when we were walking down the "mile of butchers". The smell was a little tough to take. Food continues to be a challenge in Egypt. In Turkey I could always order Lamb something and be happy. I haven't found that survival food yet. At least we are not ...

Sailing on a Felucca to Kom Ombo, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Sailing on a Felucca to Kom Ombo

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... always said his name, "Valentino" and would laugh so hard. We later found out that the word "Valentino" is a slang word in Egypt meaning a drunk thugging womanizer!  So thats why they were laughing. The second day was the best on the boat, we ...

Aswan, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Aswan

A travel blog entry by tavini

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After the hustle and bustle of Cairo, Aswan felt a world away. For one thing despite being a city of about a million, Aswan is quite relaxed. For another thing, the Egyptians in this area are Nubian: very African looking, as opposed to their cousins to ...

Egypt, Qism Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Egypt

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... Feeling. But everybody is nice and getting out their way to make one feel safe and welcome during this difficult Time in Egypt. The whole Tourist Industry came to an abrupt halt with recent Political turmoil here , but the consensus is that heavy handed ...

stuck in Aswan, Qism Aswan, Egypt travel blog

stuck in Aswan

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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... for almost 100 % which of course will be felt across the Board and creates an Domino effect Im holed up in the Basra Hotel in Aswan Egypt and afraid to leave the Hotel to visit any sights since the problems with the Muslim Brotherhood are far for over. My ...

Package Tour Departing Aswan, Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Package Tour Departing Aswan

A travel blog entry by shyoungstr

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... rather than eat the already paid for buffet, I opted for an authentic Nubian meal. The Nubians are a separate race from ancient Egypt, of a darker skin color who cohabitate with the Egyptians from Aswan to the border of Sudan. They speak their own tongue ...

Patience is required, Qism Aswan, Egypt travel blog

Patience is required

A travel blog entry by hpeier12

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Still waiting for the Ethiopian overflight permit after securing the Sudan permit , hopefully The Sudan permit does not expire before the Addis permit gets here. Spending the Time at the Pool since the free Movement is somewhat limited at this Time for ...

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