Day 25: Felucca & Nubian HomestayMarch 30, 2011 in Egypt ⋅ 🌧 17 °C
First sleep-in for uncounted days, as we had no activities before midday when we boarded our felucca. It's a moderate-sized sailing boat with a huge mattress and a sail.
We enjoyed a few very peaceful hours sailing up the Nile towards Luxor while reading books, or playing backgammon before arriving at our home for the night: a small Nubian village by the river. It was actually someone's home, slightly converted into a hotel. We played cards for a couple of hours and wandered the village with our hosts and some local children who tagged along.
It was a lovely relaxing place. The home-cooked meal was delicious and included a dish of stewed camel which was nice (aside from the huge chunks of fat). The taste and texture were pretty similar to beef!Read more