Egypt: Day 3 (Boat Ride to Philae)
Day 3 continued with a visit to the Temple at Philae immediately after leaving Aswan Dam. There was a short drive from the High Dam to the low dam where the temple was. I didn't know that Philae was an island and that we would be taking a short yet scenic boat ride.
I thought making a separate post for the boat ride is required to give a better description of the places we've been to on this trip.
Once we stepped off the bus, we were herded like good, tired, and sleepy sheeps that we were towards the dock. And what a busy dock it was, full of people selling all kinds of knick-knacks and souvenir items. We all managed to ignore the shopping part; although on the boat that we were, there were two hawkers allowed to peddle locally-made jewelry items. I think that was part of the deal to have hawkers on the boat to help local economy.
The dock was filled with colorful boats. The sky was a perfect blue with wisps of white clouds and a lovely breeze to cool down the already hot day, and it probably was not even 10 am yet.
When we passed by the island of Philae and saw some structures, I did not know it was already the temple.
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