Felucca sailing on the river Nile
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Felucca sailing on the river Nile

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A felucca is a traditional wooden sailing boat used in protected waters of the Red Sea and eastern Mediterranean including Malta, and particularly along the Nile in Egypt, Sudan, and also in Iraq. Its rig consists of one or two lateen sails.

They are usually able to board ten passengers and the crew consists of two or three people. Despite being made obsolete by motorboats and ferries, feluccas are still in active use as a means of transport in Nile-adjacent cities like Aswan or Luxor. They are especially popular among tourists who can enjoy a quieter and calmer mood than motorboats have to offer.

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A: Botanical Garden Aswan

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B: Negozio di spezie nel Souq, Aswan

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C: Motorcycles - popular transport in Egypt.

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D: Feluca

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E: Botanical Garden, Aswan

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F: Isis Hotel Aswan

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G: Heisa Island Nubia Aswan Reservoir

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H: Aswan. Trade street in the evening.

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J: Hookah and hot karkade

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Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments. There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Luxor is often described as the world’s largest open air museum, built on the ancient city of Thebes. The Karnak temple complex, located near Luxor, is a collection of ancient temples, chapels and various other buildings.

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