Marhaba Palace Hotel
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... shoes outside shacks, homes, but we never saw anyone apart from sheep and goats
The whole place has an air of dilapidation, I have no idea why anyone would live here among so much squalor and filth
There wasn’t much else to do but get a ferry back to the other side, so we jumped a car ferry just as it was pulling out, just stepped over the gap, no one asked for money, so we just walked off
Oh, well, ...
... a look around we headed back to the boat and got to watch the sunset over the sand dunes along the Nile. It really was one of the most beautiful places I have been. That night was a free night, however you would not have ventured out further than our hotel as the area isn't that great. There are a lot of decrepit buildings and many unfinished constructions. I started falling asleep by 9.30pm. ...
... no idea what happened. After a much needed shower and a blissful hour in our air conditioned room, we packed up and checked out and we headed to our felucca. I had no idea what to expect besides “small simple sail boat with no bathrooms”, so what I found was a pleasant surprise. Our group of 14 has two boats, and we’re split 6 and 8. We ended up having a “couples” and “singles” boat, which suits us just fine. The boat itself is simple, like ...
... and the temple is dedicated to Isis, the goddess of love and beauty.
Just to get to this temple, you need to take a small boat about 10 minutes up the river. As the island comes in to view, you see a full roofed temple nestled between and surrounded by lush (Egypt-lush, mind you) green trees and plants.
The first think that struck me about this temple was it's large columns. They looked almost Roman. As it turns out, they are Greek. Speaking of ...
... call to prayer/arabic sermon. We were sitting very close to an intersection when BANG an accident occurred right in front of us - at the same time a large bird poo fell onto my lower leg. I thought this must have been a large bug so panicked and quickly smashed it, of course smearing bird poo all over my leg and hand! Haha was a bit of an eventful moment and had everyone at the table entertained! Hedi's baby wipes came to the rescue and we ...