Row row row your boat.. gently down the Nile!!
Kom Ombo Travel Blog› entry 7 of 20 › view all entries
April 8th, 2010 – by: anupa_rk
Next stop, Edfu. By this time I had grown so accustomed to the stories revolving around the kings and the gods, and had seen so many paintings and cartooshes, that I nodded in full comprehension has the guide explained what each figure symbolized and how easy it was to identify the king and the gods by the letterings beside them! After a while, the guide would just give me hints and clues and I would decode the story by myself! That was fun :D
Edfu was where I was first introduced to the concept of evil gods :D .. Apparently, the god Seth, uncle of Horus was quite a wicked fella and had to be defeated by Horus in a battle et al.
With Edfu, we had finished all the tiny little towns that littered the banks of the Nile between the two important cities of Luxor and Aswan. So, the next and final destination was Luxor. My guide was a Aswan-only guide, and so I bid him farewell at Edfu.. And wondered with apprehension who my guide for Luxor would be. I was extremely pleasantly surprised :) .. But that’s for later. On the last night on board the ship, the organizers arranged for us, a Galaeya party! So we were all expected to dress up in the traditional Egyptian costumes… and dance to traditional Egyptian music! There was a belly dancer who was brought in to show us how!! :D
I was dressed in a black Galabeya with a shocking pink stole with bells around my waist! And instead of shaking my belly, I chose to fill it with alcohol :D.
But in the spirit of it all, it was all fun.. all kept clean and healthy.
I woke up the next day with quite a heavy head.. but was almost dragged down by the ship’s attendants as I had already kept my guide waiting. Ok, lets go check out this new guide – I thought to myself, and headed downstairs. I was quite pleased with my previous guide.. his English speaking skills and knowledge had really contributed to making a trip an enjoyable one. And so, the standards for the new guide had been set quite high!
As I stepped into the reception, I saw this smart hep girl in jeans and a white half sleeves t-shirt get up to greet me.
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