An Egyptian Honeymoon: Part 3

And here we are at the final honeymoon post!

{Here’s Part 1 & Part 2 if you missed it}

This was my favorite city of three- life was slower paced & revolved more around the Nile. It was prettier, the water was cleaner, & although we had less history it was just more peaceful.

Before getting into Aswan we toured the Lake Nasser dam. This lake is one of the largest man-made ones in the world & goes into Sudan (though its called Lake Nubia there).

Our hotel was on an island, in the middle of the Nile so boat rides were fairly common.

The big event in Aswan was taking a boat to the Nubian Village.

Nubian kingdoms were located in northern Sudan & southern Egypt during the Middle Ages but were conquered by both countries.  Today they still are able to retain some of their culture but are a very small group located mainly in Aswan or assimilated into the rest of the country.

Most of the Nubians were relocated to make room for Lake Nasser but their village is available for tourists.

While people still live there they are set up for tourists to come & view. We went into a home that allows tours to come in & view how they live, plus hold crocodiles which have special meaning to Nubians.

My favorite was touring the school because I felt it was a bit more authentic & of course me trying to become a teacher at the time.

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The hotel was lovely but we got an added bonus when they called up to our room around 11pm at night to notify us they wanted to drop off a “honeymoon gift”. We’re thinking maybe a bottle of wine or something, but when we opened the door there was this:

A full cake!

We had to wake up early for our 2nd romantic event my husband planned, the hot air balloon ride over the Nile:

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 Amazing views, even though the landing is a tad adventurous!

We only spent a short time in Aswan & then it was time to head back north, through Luxor again, & finally to Cairo to fly back home. It was definitely a once in a lifetime trip & I’m happy my husband convinced me to go!

{Though I did get to plan the next big trip- Paris. A little less adventure!}

Hope you enjoyed my honeymoon!

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2 Responses to An Egyptian Honeymoon: Part 3

  1. This looks amazing – what an interesting gorgeous honeymoon! I have been to a few places now that I really love (like Morocco) but have to say that Egypt is high on my list.

    Love your interview with Cassie too – isn’t she gorgeous? xx

  2. Ruth says:

    Thanks for sharing this amazing tip.

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