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We barely had time to choke down lunch before meeting at 3:30 to depart for the next adventure, which I admit was a major disappointment.  We were supposed to have a felucca cruise and then high tea at the Mövenpick on Elephantine Island.  As a sailor, the felucca ride was something I was REALLY looking forward to.  What we boarded was a motor launch that was to take us to a felucca that was moored up-river, across from the Mövenpick.  However, Ossama explained that due to the light winds, the launch would have to tow us!  That, combined with the fact that Helen, Phyllis and Curt would never be able to transfer caused us to skip the felucca completely. I had to admit I’d rather skip it than be towed but what a bummer!

Tea was at the 13th floor of the Mövenpick.  The panoramas in all directions were fantastic and we stayed to see the sunset.  Next on te agenda was a light show at Philae but we skipped it as did most of the others with only Marilyn, John and Linda attending.

After dinner there was a Nubian show on the top deck.  We had not yet had dessert so we asked the staff to deliver it there and they complied.  The show was quite entertaining and there was a lot of audience involvement.  It was probably after 11 when we finally headed down.
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Aswan street scene
Aswan street scene
Aswan street scene
Aswan street scene
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Are those golden arches??
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Toujours Mickey D's
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Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - this guy was a riot
Nubian show - this guy was a riot
Nubian show - Karl and this guy pu…
Nubian show - Karl and this guy p…
Nubian show - Karl and this guy pu…
Nubian show - Karl and this guy p…
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
Nubian show - tacky but fun
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photo by: Vikram