Sara Hotel

El Fanadek Street, Aswan, Nile River Valley, Egypt | Hotel
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Living it up in Aswan

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010 on Aug 19, 2010

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Day 46 - 48
Today: 280 km
Total: 9,840 km

After visiting Karnak temple just outside Luxor, we were on our way to the town with the big dam and abundant electricity. I was the designated co-pilot/navigator for the drive and my main duty, besides staying awake to keep the driver awake, was to check blindspots and overtaking …

Almost harbouring bad thoughts

A travel blog entry by tabasamu2010 on Aug 22, 2010

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Day 49
Today: 18 km
Total: 9,872 km

Both PB and I woke up the morning thinking today won’t take too long and Mzee will be on the barge ready to go to Sudan by noon without too much hassle. But The Ferry from Hell had different plans…

At around 10h45 (I have to mention times as this is important in …

Aswan, EGYPT

A travel blog entry by trina.manz


... that he was a God - much like the propaganda in Luxor - but this temple had amazing scenes of himself and three of the other major gods showing that they had accepted him as equals. The temple was carved into a huge mountain that sat beside the Nile and his wife (who died many years before and was the only wife to get a temple out of all Egyptian history... That is love!) had her temple a short way away. The original temples however would have been ...

Abu Simbel

A travel blog entry by kenziertw


... outside) for the 10am convoy back to Aswan. When we arrived we noticed many more armed soldiers around than usual - being Friday there was an anti-government demonstration due at 8pm. we were warned to be back at the hotel before it started. Aswan was dead - nearly everything was shut. We were again the target of all t touts. I again ate at the Mona Lisa - they had a second customer that night! Malcolm arrived - the trucks were still stuck on their barge in Sudan. ...

Busy Day in Aswan

A travel blog entry by theresabill


The population of Aswan prior to 1960 was 39,000 people. It is now 1,000,000 since the construction of the high dam. The city used to be called Swano meaning Market, they sold ivory on the island of the elephant. The markets also sold granite and gold. Nub used to mean gold and the people from this area were known as Nubians.

We drove over the old dam that was built by the British and was completed in 1902 for hyrdo and water control - irrigation ...

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