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... avenged his father's death by killing Seth and Seth became the symbol of evil... Set (how it is pronounced) eventually became Satan... Interesting! This story was told out on the temple walls as well as stories from everyday life. There was still a library room and wash room in tact with explanations on the walls of what happened in there.
It was beyond cool and obviously my descriptions cannot do it justice so I shall settle for lots of pictures ...
... the floodlights were turned on. When the sun set we took the tarps down, as the wind got up. At some point we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn. We had dinner on the ferry - we are using the 'travellers' exemption not to observe the fasting of Ramadan. I slept on the deck, under the stars, between Muslim prayers - about 9.00pm 'til 10.30pm and 4.45am and 5.30am!
24th We paid the US$5 exit tax from Sudan. We docked at Aswan, by the Aswan High Dam. We were picked ...
... the boat. We got our passports back (they took them at the start of the ride, something we were not too happy about), cleared customs in Egypt, and were whisked off to our hotel in an air-conditioned bus. For the first time since we left Ethiopia we felt cool.
While I don’t think anyone truly enjoyed the ferry, it was probably the most interesting place we’ve spent a night.
Denny and ...
... Many men called to us, but did not hassle us or chase us for the most part. We enjoyed walking around with some locals and seeing the food, clothing, spices (indigo powder, pomegranate, huge cinnamon sticks, pumice, loofa, teas,...), lamps and many other souvenirs. We really enjoyed the walk to the end of the market, then headed along a street back toward the boat.
We crossed through a park and were just about to cross the street when ...