Package Tour Departing Aswan
Trip Start May 04, 2011
124Trip End Oct 08, 2012
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We saw this first in the case of the Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis, mother of Horus, Goddess of magic, motherhood and love
That afternoon we arrived to the cruise ship Monaco, but rather than eat the already paid for buffet, I opted for an authentic Nubian meal. The Nubians are a separate race from ancient Egypt, of a darker skin color who cohabitate with the Egyptians from Aswan to the border of Sudan. They speak their own tongue and are prohibited from marrying outside of the Nubian race. On a mini speedboat, we cruised to a local Nubian village where the lady prepared a nice soup with pilaf, potatoes, canned vegetables, a couple of dried out meat sausage and chicken wings and some really soft pita style bread. I had to avoid thinking about the sanitation conditions if I were going to succeed in keeping the food down. But all good.
In commute back to the ship we passed a Nubian bachelor party. Three boats filled with Nubian men, dancing and partying on the rooftops. It was quite a sight to see. I wondered how they could get so rowdy without the use of alcohol.
I was back to the ship around 4:00PM for a lovely four hour siesta and then to dinner. At dinner I had the pleasure of meeting a few of the girls on the Top Deck tour, which was the tour I was meant to book but didn't because I wanted to be on a cruise ship instead of a Feluca. As it turned out they were all provided with the option to upgrade and this is the same cruise I would’ve been on for probably half of the price. Cest la vie.