It all started with an afternoon by the pool at the only hotel on it’s Nile side island. Now we’re lazily cruisng up river, stopping at different temples and valleys along the way.
The scenery changes from lush palm forests and mango trees to sandstone quarries, used to build the pyramids, and golden desert sandscapes. Whatever the scenery, the mood is always relaxed, food is served regularly and warm sun and clear sky keeps our spirits high.
For a slight change of scenery, we transferred to a smaller sailing boat called a felluca, and took a sunset sail around the neighboring islands, passing botanical gardens, hilltop mosques and a nubian village.
Tonight is the Captain’s dinner where we’ll get the opportunity to party like an egyptian as well.