November 18th

We spent the day in Aswan exploring the city and seeing the temples. We got a bit lost jumping from bus to bus trying to find the ferry to Elephantine island on the Nile. On Elephantine island there was a neat Nubian colony. We had to negotiate with several different boats to find one that wasn’t outrageously overpriced our first offer we rejected was (200LE or about 11 usd). The botanical gardens were nice although a bit overgrown.

Holding on to back of bus driving through Aswan Egypt.

Narrow Streets…. Nubian Colony Elephatine Island

Nubian Colony Elephantine Island

We got Feluca’d !¬†¬† (which means convinced to ride on one of the many Feluca sailing boats on the Nile).

People Paddling up the Nile.

Narrow streets of Nubian Colony on Elephantine island

There are an amazing number of spice markets in

Aswan. Selling everything from Saffron to dried

Hibiscus for tea.

Cool bird at botanical garden.

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