Sailing on a Felucca to Kom Ombo
Trip Start Jul 28, 2009
121Trip End Aug 10, 2010
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We headed to the hotel to wait for our ride to the Felucca. We were picked up by two Nubian guys, one which turned out to be the captain of the boat, named Eman.
For the last couple of days, the sky had been foggy and hazy and we were glad to see that the day was much better as it was starting to clear up. We headed out in the boat and it was amazing to see them hoisting the sails.
Eman and his assistant cooked us a really good dinner and then we headed to shore to have a big bonfire
In the middle of the night, I woke up and felt nauseous. I finally got up and went to the front of the boat but realized that they had taking off ladder so I had to jump to get to shore. Of course, being half asleep, I missed and landed in the water. It was only a couple of feet later that I
puked and soon after wards came the diarrhea. I figured it was that good tasting hamburger I had at McDonald's. Just my luck that the day I decide to eat fast food, I get sick. I'm sticking to eating at the street stands!
The next morning, they made us an interesting breakfast. They fried and egg inside a pita bread. Of course being sick, I couldn’t eat that! I had one piece of bread. I was afraid of getting sick again. The two couples on the boat left and we continued on with the boring Austrian guy. I have never met a traveler that was so quiet and boring
The second day was the best on the boat, we really had a good day of sailing. As we were really tilting the boat, we passed a Felucca that had capsized and sunk and only the mast was sticking out. We were hoping this wouldn't happen to us!
Sadly, the next day it was time to leave. We could definitely have stayed longer on the boat as we really enjoyed it and there was no touts to be found here!
We went on a Felucca boat ride and stayed over night. I think I made the biggest fire I have ever made and there was so much dead wood along the Nile. I kept it going for at least 3 hours because it was cold that night. I loved the dinner, it was great. Because we had so much fun, we decided to stay another night.
The next day, we had some good wind and was sailing fast down the Nile. But the second night, we didn’t have a fire, and I was a bit disappointed. The mosquitos were biting me all night and I heard them all night bzzzzz in my ear!