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Travel Blogs from Aswan
... must take a ferry on Lake Nasser, the lake created by the dam; this is in part because of poor roads, and in part because it's in the Egyptian governments best interest for people to use the ferry.
Our first hurdle in leaving Sudan was attempting to stamp-out of the country – generally a simple process we’ve completed in each country. In Sudan, we had to fill out four forms, having each form examined by ...
... so they moved some of the temples to different islands.
We took a short boat cruise to the new location of the Philae temple. Hassan selected three Nubian boys to join our cruise to try to sell us their goods - the youngest boy sold hats that his grandmother made. Bill overpaid for the hats and made the young boy very happy. He came over and shook our hands. I bought some wood bracelets from one Mohammed and three necklaces (two camel bone) from ...
... the temple.
At Edfu we saw the underground water and salt seeping up into the temples. This was due to the damns on the Nile which will eventually cause a lot of damage to the temples and tombs.
These towers at this temple were 39 meters high. Four white flags would have hung here meaning god, submission and mercy. Horace was depicted with an angry face because he had to fight for 180 years against Seth.
We saw many great scenes at the ...
... 8212;locals are always coming up with innovative ways to make money and we find this very interesting. On this portion of the Nile small Nubian boys ride out on surfboards from the island villages and hold on to passing boats while singing. It was thoroughly enjoyable and very peaceful to feel the wind cool off after the sun's heat died away.
The reason most tourists come to Aswan is because it is ...
Reached Edfu in the evening and in the morning went for a horse & buggy ride (common means of transport) to get to Edfu temple, once again even better preserved, begun in 237BC. The main God worshipped was Horus, but Asis features too. Being within the Roman & Greek era, (after Alexander the Great – in the time of Ptolemy III) the carvings were somewhat different, including the first time belly buttons, bums and boobs featured! Guided by ...
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