Marhaba Palace Hotel
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... our names!! We then went for a walk through the town saw the markets and heaps of camels!! We all met back up for dinner which was at a Nubian families house! It was so delicious!! Was a really great night!! Tuesday - we had a sleep in this morning and went to a Papyrus demo which was great. We were taught how to spot fakes and learned how the ancient Egyptians made their paper! It was then around 1pm and we packed our bags and got in the Felucca boat which was our home for the next ...
... with a huge wooden mast and rudder, and one giant sail. There is an underdeck for our luggage, and then one large, one-level deck for us and our day packs. The upper deck is maybe 12 feet wide and 18 feet long, and covered by a layer of cushions under one giant sheet. Thankfully, there is also a giant sunshade over the whole cushion. I can’t stand up fully, but we can hunch over and walk around.
We were welcomed on board by our two Nubian crew, and sat down to late ...
... very worried too but wasn't going to say. Im surprised we had any teeth left after all that shuddering during the night! Yesser explained that some parts of the train are worse than others....we obviously had a bad carriage!
So we were happy to have our packaged cake and croissant brekkie and be off the train a little earlier at 9am. Hedi and Barry were quite refreshed as had knocked themselves out with some valium! Back in Cairo for a new day :)
... The walls were covered in hieroglyphics. Most of the place was standing as it was several thousand years ago, albeit on a different island. Seems that someone forgot that when you build a dam, the raised water level will destroy your history. Anyway, it was another surreal and highly accessible site which I'm glad I got the chance to see.
For the rest of the day I ate. And ate. We had a late lunch where they were intent on having us sample ...
... we needed. Yeah I need some moisturizer and a decent razor. Sunburn, reaction and dry skin on the legs, lovely. The sun legs, white was a poor choice, they are stained and yes, I have chain grease marks on them after 2 days. What I miss from home, a decent sized coffee, pillows, winter jackets, snow (not a fan of sand!!) and decent t.p...... What I love here smooth roads (no chip and tar), chocolate, riding along the Nile, 30deg afternoons and my Olympic winter ...