Travel Blogs from Aswan
... another family member when walking around later. It was such a warm and fuzzy feeling.
The Nubian people were very clean and while they didn't have much the area was immaculate (much nicer than the rest of Egypt). The whole area also had the most wonderful community feel, it was truly awesome being able to visit. The boat ride home in the dark was also pretty cool!
Loving Egypt and the boat life is pretty good too! Off to the valley of the kings tomorrow! ...
The population of Aswan prior to 1960 was 39,000 people. It is now 1,000,000 since the construction of the high dam. The city used to be called Swano meaning Market, they sold ivory on the island of the elephant. The markets also sold granite and gold. Nub used to mean gold and the people from this area were known as Nubians.
We drove over the old dam that was built by the British and was completed in 1902 for hyrdo and water control - irrigation ...
... loads of laughs. I played Set and plotted to take the throne from Osiris. Very complicated but fun.
After the visit to the temple, Momo took some of us to the spice market again. After haggling for some peanuts and two hats, Al and I decided to head back to the hotel. Unfortunately we found ourselves lost in the back streets. It was a somewhat worrying experience but like the intrepid explorers we are, we managed to find our way back unscathed.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsCleopatra Hotel Aswan
How disgusting this hotel was. Their were flies all over my milk HISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They didn't serve me cat food so i ordered beef but the waiters were Hindu and they didn't eat beef. I HATED THIS HOTEL! THERE WAS NOTHING TO DRINK BUT CHAMPAGNE AND THE TOILET WATER HAD SOAP IN IT WHAT A DISGRACE!. By Fleur. MEOW!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.