Nile, the longest river in the world runs through Egypt and creates a fertile mineral rich green valley ideal for agriculture across the desert.
The great Greek philosopher Herodotus called Egypt “The Gift of the Nile”. He wrote “The river rises of itself, waters the fields, and then sinks back again; thereupon each man sows his field and waits for the harvest.”
Our home for the next leg of the journey was MS Amarco.
A modern, luxurious 5 star cruise ship which sailed the majestic Nile River between Aswan and Luxor, exploring the landmark temples, tombs and ruins in the region.
Each day we were taken on a guided excursion by Michael our Egyptologist and followed by delightful leisure, cultural activities on the ship like Whirling dance of a Darvesh and Arabian Nights inspired Belly Dance.
My favorite place was the upper deck where I was awed by the sight of the Felucca boats on the Nile against the backdrop of the dusty desert landscape.
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