2017-10-13 Sanctuary Sunboat 1V, Aswan, Egypt This morning we are collected from the boat to be driven to the Aswan Airport to catch a flight to Abu Simbel Driving south we cross to the west bank of the Nile River over the Aswan Dam We arrive at the Aswan International Airport just after 8 am This is the first time we have come across a segregated check in area, with women on one size and men on the other!! After spending 6 hours at the airport we made the decision to return to the boat. The flight from Luxor was late due to a few mechanical issues however every hour the airport staff said it will be arriving within the hour or two…..disappointing for us and also for another couple from the boat. The visit to Abu Simbel was to be the highlight of their trip to Egypt We return back across the Aswan Dam Again we pass the ancient Temple of Philae which we visited the day before on the small island of Agilkia We pass the Nile Museum We arrive back at the boat after our disappointing long wait at the airport attempting to get to Abu Simbel Once aboard we had a refreshing beer and proscecco in the lounge Nearby is the Aswan Bridge Gin & Tonic on the upper deck again tonight Another fabulous sunset over the Nile For dinner tonight we chose some delicious vegetarian dishes to start with The cannelloni dish tonight was very tasty Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.