Thursday, April 07, 2016

Aswan

Our Nile Cruise came to a close in Aswan, after visiting the Aswan Dam, Philae Temple, an unfinished obelisk and a Nubian village where we got to hold a baby crocodile.

Hey, this is in draft right now because I'm just trying to clear out the backlog. photos are up, along with some notes, but no guarantees where the links go.

Crossed British dam.

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#aswan-dam
Aswan Dam
 High dam is 17x volume of great pyramids.

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#philae-temple
Philae temple, island.
Philae Temple


Bumper boats. Isis's temple of love (story of built over Osiris  backbone)


 Hester goddess with woman face, cow ears. Columns show facial changes.

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Copic cross is lily flowers, Egyptian influence

Actually on angelic island, philae island submerged with dam. Black line water mark.
Trojan kiosk.

As always, met in the coca-cola temple, friendly cat.


Egypt VR has an awesome 360 experience of the the Temple of Isis (Philae):

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Essence of life Al fayed. Oils from plants, 350 kg for 1 l. No alcohol

Flower essence 1 ea
Rose- smelled like rose, not rosewater
Winter jasmine vs summer Jasmin smells different depending on harvest
Lotus flower-dettol lemony
Papyrus-baby powder
Essence blends
Chanel 5...not so much
Ramses II men only, drakar? Ck? Other?
Aromatherapy
Mint-1 drop in hot water, could smell 5 feet away. Cleared up sinuses.wow.
Eucalyptus - head rub for headache
Sandalwood- syrupy thick
Back massage is male salon w Eucalyptus and sandalwood.
Got Eucalyptus, sandalwood, orange blossom, and royal amber (honey scent)
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#obelisk
Unfinished obelisk - granite cut w durite.
The Unfinished Obelisk


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#nubian
Nubian village
On falucca boat. Nubian music, ship side serenade













Switch to motorboat
Nub village-cats, crocs, blue, spices (lemon grass, mint). Hibiscus tea on roof. Lost kids.
Sofitel old cataract has nice Nile view.
Memphis tour guide was a(k)hmet
Tomb of nobles

All in all, a nice way to end our cruise. But, then there was our flight out of Egypt.

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