Marhaba Palace Hotel
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The group is split over two feluccas for a two night excursion on the Nile. The boats have a tall single sail, a rudder and are made entirely of wood. The two man crew are local Nubians who live on Elephantine Island in one of the remaining Nubian Villages. The wind is strong so we make good time to the lunch stop, not far down the Nile. At the anchorage there are a number of domesticated animals sheltering in the shade of a huge mango tree. Cows with their calves, a ...
We awoke bright and early. And by early I mean early before many people haven't even gone to bed and the sun has yet to rise and everyone is still cranky and just wants to sleeeeeeeeeeeeep. Okay, so maybe that's just me, but sleeping on the bus last night and then not getting rest today isn't making this seem like much of a vacation. Sigh.
To visit the Abu Simbel Temple, the vehicle needs to be escorted to the site. And by escorted, I mean via a caravan carrying men with ...
... much to our surprise our sails were much too tall to make it under. Our crew expertly folded down the mast just enough to allow us to slip through unscathed. Fascinating! Our facilities boat, which has showers and toilets and kitchen, cruises with us. It anchored between our two felucca boats, and we have one large floating “hotel” for us for the night. We’re anchored next to a large sandy hill, so naturally we all ran up to the top to look out over the river as ...
... his fancy and it took him ages to stop laughing and calm down. Haha – I kept mentioning Sombok during the next hour or so and it kept setting him off. He must think we are all nuts as we ask him the same questions over and over and get so confused with things. There have been a few occasions when he has said, "my god, you mean you don’t remember such and such…"? I think he seems to be getting happier today as the tour is ...
... platter of meat baklava if that need hadn't arisen. (Was that a triple negative? I need to work on my writing skills.) The food coma is imminent, and I have to get up at 3:00am tomorrow to get to Abu Simbel. I'm just going to sign out here, despite all the other events of the last few days. I'll hopefully get round to those at some point.
PS - I ate fried cows brain. I'm a fan of the flavour, but not the texture. Gobs of meat jelly aren't really my ...