Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Last night I started showing signs of dysentery. A fun topic at best. Not. Last night’s dinner was not the culprit though as I was feeling a bit ill before we visited the Nubian Village. But it blossomed into full blown dysentery before I went to bed. It carried through the night and I couldn’t stay out of the bathroom for more than 30 minutes at a time.
Back home it is nicknamed, “Montezuma’s Revenge”. Mo tells me it is called, “The Curse of The Pharaohs”. So be it.
So this morning I opted not to join the early morning tour to Abu Simbel, considering it had a 3.5 hour bus ride each way. So I stayed in bed and nursed myself along. When Elee got back from Abu Simbel in the afternoon, she tells me it was nice but not worth the long drive. I busy myself with what free time I can have out of my Stateroom and watch the Nile. It is very busy with riverboats and Felucca boats.
The River Nile is a very calm and smooth river. I am literally in denial for I can’t believe I am really here, even with the Pharaohs Curse. But yes, we are in De Nile, LOL.
Our riverboat set off down the Nile around 3 PM and headed for Kom Ombo. We arrived several hours later and the group visited Kom Ombo Temple, all lit up in the dark. I opted to stay on the boat and visit the bathroom regularly. The boat then sailed off to Edfu and served us an Oriental Dinner on board that looked marvelous, but I opted to go for the BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast). Applesauce is the one ingredient that can’t be found on the ship.
There is a planned “Galabia Party” at 9 PM (Galabia are the long colorful Egyptian dresses) and I will try to go check it out to see what it is. But 9 PM comes and finds me in bed.
So, I’m back in my Stateroom, hoping to shake this ailment. The good news for today is our luggage has been found and delivered to our last hotel in Cairo and is being held for us. We will be back there on Sunday for one more night and we will get it then!
Good Night All!