I will never forget the days i spent in the Nubian Village in Aswan . We stayed at Khaleed’s bed and breakfast. and I think I could have stayed there for an entire year just writing and enjoying their food and traditions. Breakfast was an assortment of dishes. Eggs, fava bean stew, home made bread and cheese, fig jam, home grown tomatoes and cucumbers drizzled in olive oil and topped off with spices. Everything was so fresh part of my journey through Egypt.
After breakfast we went straight to our own private beach by the Nile shore. Laying our towels we alternate between splashes along the shore (currents are extremely strong, beware!) sunbathing and applying coconut oil as sunscreen (we didn’t want to pollute the water with sunscreen). Those were surreal days to say the least. After taking in so much sun and bathing in the cool emerald green waters, we’d all head back up to Khalleed’s for lunch and a beer. Let me disclose that the entire time we were drinking water. More like guzzling. Its the only way to maintain hydration. You drink, and drink, and drink. Otherwise. Life as usual. So back the the beer, after lunch, lounging on the terrace chatting, with Paul Simon’s Graceland in the background. The life people. Evenings are delicious in Egypt and its good to take a nap so you ca be refreshed and enjoy them. After our nap we’re heading down to the village bazaar. Stay tuned!