Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Watery Wednesday: Aswan, Egypt

On the way to the temples of Philae we stopped on the stew dam that seperates the Aswan Dam. Obe of the biggest dams on the world that produces enough energity for every city, town and village in Egypt. It seperates the river the Nile to prevent it from flooding. I'm telling you all this because as I was standing on the dam being in awe with scenery a (I presesume Egyptian) man came towards me and asked if I would mind if I be in a photograph together with him *g* Goodness knows why! I don't think I look like a celebrity, nor have a super model looks. I've been quite curious ever since what he did with the photo. Did he pretend to his friends I was his girlfriend? Do I look like someone famous, although I am unaware of it? Do you have any ideas? I still regret that I didn't take a photo of him as well!

Aswan, Egypt
April 2005

Now for my entry for Watery Wednesday! I'll be the first to admit that they are not the best photographs, but they tell a story. A story that is very much as Egypt is. As we sailed away from the stunning temples of Philae (photo's from Philae another time) two boys in what looked to me like a canoe (but then what do I know?) came paddling towards our boat. In our motor powered sailing boat we went quite fast for those boys to 'catch up' with us. Once they reached us they grapped (sp?) the side of our boat and sailed along with us while trying to sell us their goods :o) I now wish I bought something from the boys - if only for their effort to reach us =) Anyway enought chitchat and time for the photo's!

Do have a lovely evening and dream away about far-away places.. รถ)

Love, Liesel


Tink *~*~* said...

Hmmm, perhaps he was vacationing on his own and didn't want to come home without pics of him and his "traveling companion" however imaginary!

Tink *~*~*

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Denise said...

What a very interesting post and photos too. I enjoyed them very much.

George said...

The boys certainly showed a lot of determination. I wonder if they were successful in selling their goods.
This was an interesting post.

Lavinia said...

How strange. Just yesterday I was walking by a travel agency and something drew me inside and I picked up one brochure, only one. It was about tours to the Mediterranean and Egypt, Israel and Jordan. I was drawn especially to Egypt...I think because of all the cold and snow, it seems so exotic to look upon burning sands, the green of the Nile, and the pyramids of Giza. Thank you so much for posting this and these photos. I hope to visit there one day. Such ancient footsteps.....

2sweetnsaxy said...

It's interesting that they would do that but I'm sure they had fun doing it. :-)

Linnea W said...

Interesting shots...very industrious young boys. Hopefully they made some money for all their efforts. I liked your story about being photographed...that happened to me once too...I was A LOT younger and had long blonde hair...the man standing next to me in the photo was from Korea. Hmm, wonder what stories he told his friends about me when he got back home!?

Judy said...

At least those boye had a good ride. I imagine they must make enough money for it to be worth their while, just not from you.
Thanks for sharing!

NicoleB said...

I like the shots - make me grin :)
Regarding the man.
Strange indeed.
I had people (men) in Kuwait ask me to take their picture when they saw me with my cam. Just for the sake to have their picture taken.
But they didn't ask me to be in it.
Strange :)