A felluca down the Nile November 17th 2010 For my last few days in Egypt I had arranged to ride a felluca from Aswan (the last town before the Sudanese border), back down the Nile towards Luxor. It's something almost every backpacker seems to do, and yes it's horrifcally toursity and kitch, but it seemed like a good way to while-away a couple of days, and was going to be a guilty pleasure before Sudan.
First however, I had a day to ki ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Aswan The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more