Saturday, 11 January 2014


Felucca Ride on the Nile in New Cairo, Egypt

Bonjour tout le monde :) 

As promised, here's a wee little recap of our felucca ride on the Nile. 

We caught a taxi to the Nile in the Corniche, New Cairo. 

We haggled the guys there for a bit, and settled on a price of 80 Egyptian pounds (approx $12 - the exchange rate is $1 = 7 LE). 

We had the cutest sailor guy steering us around. He knew no English, so we communicated with him by our normal minor Arabic vocab and lots of hand gestures. 

Turns out there was no wind yesterday, so we literally just pushed ourselves out (well, our guy did) and then dropped anchor. 

Sad trombone. 

Nothing a good photo-op can't fix ;) 

We also prepared ourselves with a few cocktails. 

Felucca ride essentials ;) 

Overall, it was a gorgeous day since it wasn't windy out, so we just hung out and enjoyed the view. 

Maybe next time we will actually be able to go somewhere ;) 

We then had a big dinner with a bunch of my moms coworkers at Gaya - an awesome South Korean restaurant that you MUST try if you're in Maadi. 

I'll be back later tonight with a recap from today. Spoiler alert: it involves pyramid and ATVs ;)

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