Our 6th Day of Holiday part 2
Tanjas Birthday, Abu Simbel, Kitchener´s Island und Nubian Night
After the meal time is for the free order up to four p.m. Tanja and I visit the Souk of Aswan, this time on our own. The midday heat is already nearly intolerable, but we have otherwise hardly opportunity to buy something. The dealers have also all special offers for us, but they are not as importunate as the "hawkers" at the objects of interest. We purchase a bracelet for Tanja, which does not look like Egypt vacation or miracle bag with the "goldsmith".
Back to the ship it is already time for the next trip. This time to an island, lord Kitchener`s Island, which should be a botanic garden.
Tanja does not ride along, she wants to rest at the pool and to have a sunbath.
The travel to the island with a felucca is quick. This time a duo in a self-made "boat" "attacks" us and sings in all possible languages.
Honestly said, the "botanic garden" is a disappointment. There are more beautifully and more maintained ones in Germany. At the end of the island, as usual, the dealers with their imitations. Their price conceptions are absurd. 20 Euro for a figure. I guess/advise a married couple from Berlin, which was not yet in the Valley of the Kings and in Karnak, to wait up to then with the purchase. If one is persistent enough, then there the figures on the way to the exit are for 2 LE the piece. They want to make their own experience. By my interruptions the price sinks then nevertheless to 20 LE for 2 figures and a small Skarabaeus.
As we reached the felucca fighting with the Hawkers the prices sink dramatically. A dealer offers 2 figures for 5 LE, however he is pushed aside "completely" by his "colleagues gently" and taken out of the game. The standard offer sinks to 3 figures for 15 LE. I grind for myself.
Best on this trip has been the travel back. We had to cruise against the wind.
After dinner, Tanja thought already hopefully her birthday was forgotten by the crew, the mandatory birthday cake comes.
At nine there is Egyptian Folk. Singing and dancing at the Nubian night.
The evening ends with beer and ouzo on deck.
September 12, 2002 - Flying to Luxor, our Boat and und Trip by Curricle Through Luxor
September 13, 2002 - Stones, Sand and Grafitti
September 14, 2002 - Karnak und Luxor
September 15, 2002 - Edfu, Kom Ombo, Scenery at Nile and Galabeiaparty
September 16, 2002 - Our fifth day - Philae, Assuan, Obelisk, Souk and Nubian Village
September 17, 2002 - Tanjas Birthday, Abu Simbel, Kitchener´s Island
September 18, 2002 - Our seventh day - Traveling back to Luxor
September 19, 2002 - From Luxor to El Gouna
September 20, 2002 - Relaxing in the Hotel
September 21, 2002 - Snorkeling in the Red Sea
September 22, 2002 - Deserttour
September 23, 2002 - The Yellow Submarine
September 24 and 25, 2002 - Our last two days in Egypt
September 26, 2002 - Return journey with obstacles