"Create your future from your future, not from your past..." - Werner Erhard
We checked out after breakfast. By 8am the luxury coach and our guide were already waiting to take us to interesting historic places around Aswan.
|(By the pool side at Cornische Hotel)|
The Unfinished Obelisk
|(An obelisk, broken and abandoned)|
Our first stop was to visit the unfinished obelisk, one of the most popular sites in ancient Aswan and provides immense insight into the stone working methods employed by the ancient Egyptians.
We took a speed boat to The Temple dedicated to Goddess Isis constructed on the beautiful island of Philae.
|(On a speed boat to Philae Island)|
Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile, south of Aswan. It was called in Hieroglyphic "Apo" which means Ivory.
|(Ancient drawings on the wall)|
|(An ancient building on the island)|
It was also known by the Greek "Elephantine", most probably because it was an important centre of trade, especially for ivory.
The High Dam
We visited The Aswan High Dam, one of the biggest dam in the world. It is the largest of the two dams, both of which are situated across the Nile River. The Aswan High Dam, when it was built created Lake Nasser which stretches back 270 km and cut across Egypt and Sudan.
|(By the Aswan High Dam)|
So far this trip looks like a trip for the rich and famous with our own dedicated limousines, luxury coach and speed boat attended by personalised tour guides just for the two of us.
At noon we checked in the Armada cruise boat and had our lunch on lower deck.
The ship only started cruising at 8pm. We had so much of free time till then. It was hot to go for a walk. There were full of half naked mat sallehs on the deck trying to get a sun tan. So we went back to our cabin to rest till it was time for dinner.