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... Amazing food!!!
After lunch we are back on the road down to the city of Aswan for our boat ride.
We climb onto a boat and the driver is about 12 lol but has everything under control.
We sail up stream of the Nile River. Past temples, sand dunes and then to the cleanest part of the river. We jump out and walk along the sand embankment and dip our feet in the river! Cold and refreshing. On our way back we pass by the Mosqlium ...
... from the afternoon:
- A giant water buffalo (buffalo-ess?) lounging in the water next to a small hut of the farmer that owned her
- Watching Shithouse (aka Shannon #2) "dreadmill swim" against the Nile current, trying to work out some of her pent up energy
- Watching a bunch of our crazy group members jump off the second floor of a facilities boat. Yes, of course Shannon did it
- Smoking "Nile Shisha" (aka ...
... more I am angered at it… while there’s no doubt there is a huge positive financial and social impact that the dam has had on the citizens here (more power, clean water, irrigation for crops, etc etc), it’s a little alarming to hear how many precious relics from ancient times, effectively the beginnings of mankind, have been destroyed or damaged in its seemingly hast construction.
As we finished our wanderings of the temple grounds, we realized our little ...
... onto our small Felucca boat for a sail around the large Nile harbour. It was lovely and our Egyptian driver was very talented and had obviously been sailing for a long time. It was a beautiful sunny day - around 30 degrees but nice and cool under the shade of the felucca sail.
After that we went and sat in a local cafe...boy this was very local. All the men sitting around smoking sheishas and drinking coffee, with a VERY LOUD one hour ...
... 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 ...