Breakfast was an assortment of hot fresh croissants, sausage with capsicum, eggs and fruit. About a million times better than the Le Meridian! At Atlantis we would easily spend over an hour at breakfast but there, we were in and out in 20 min! Here is better thank god. Our guide hires a felucca (traditional sailing boat) this morning and we set sail for the botanical gardens that are set on an island in the middle of the Nile. Our seamen are Nubian villagers. The Nubians are actually native Egyptians but look much more African with the almost black skin and wider nose. They live in their own village with their own language. They are great fun and share Egyptian tea with us. They then break out the drum and sing some songs for us. It’s a beautiful way to spend the morning. The sail is so smooth! We love the gardens and the kids finally get to run off some energy. We buy some trinkets from the guys on the boat on way back and head up for lunch.
It’s delicious again and the boat finally sets sail while we are eating. We go and watch the send-off. It’s super cool and the country side is so beautiful. We see herdsman with their cattle, donkeys and even some camel. Kids run to the shore to wave and say hi. We arrive at Kom Ombo around 4pm. The sun sets are longer here. You have a beautiful orange glow for about an hour. It’s gorgeous on the temple. This temple was unusual as it’s dedicated to two gods. Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus the falcon god . The crocodile mummy museum is better than I thought it would be and the kids really enjoy it too. There is a Galabeya party tonight and Ayrlie is stoked to wear her new blue dress from Dubai. After enjoying a traditional Egyptian dinner Benjamin starts to fall asleep at the table. He doesn’t even get through desert before we have to take him up to bed! Unfortunately we miss the party but have an early start tomorrow so aren’t too devastated.