The Aswan plants island aka Kitchener’s island needs more attention , it is like a forgotten piece of paradise in Egypt. I can’t imagine how this island will be like in time of Spring !! I want to be there.
I did not stay for a long time there but I saw amazing long trees from around the globe in this island. Thank Goodness it were not an Island in Cairo or Giza , God knows what would happen to this island. I do not think all military commanders were like Lord Kitchener when it comes to that amazing hobby. The view is amazing from there. I mean in Egypt now any police or general retired general would sell such beautiful island for the highest price !!
The Nile river in Aswan is nothing like in Cairo , it runs wild and freely in Aswan while in Cairo it has all the diseases the old capital suffer from unfortunately. The Nile Cataracts or rather the first Nile Cataract in Aswan is amazing , really amazing , I caught it on video but I know it is not like anything you can see on TV or newspaper , You have to be on a boat in order to feel it with the fresh water splash on your face.
The Islands of the Nile are so so so so so beautiful, already many of them are considered national reserves.
The state security in Aswan aka National security now burnt a national reserve island in the Nile while burning their documents after the storming of the SS HQs across the country according to our tour guide. I think the name of that island is the Al Anam island , of course it is still there.
According to our tour guide Gamal Mubarak is allegedly from the owners of some hotel called Isis Hotel island “Actually it is owned by Pyramisa Hotels and Resorts” and using Gamal’s influence Movenpick Hotel Resort had to stop its plans to build another extension to its resort in that significant island in the Nile so it will not compete the Isis Hotel. The Isis Hotel is allegedly built on a national reserve itself. Only after the ousting of Mubarak , Movenpick started to build that that extension. I do not know how much of this is true , but I found it interesting.
Question : Why is the villa of Mohamed Monuir considered a significant place in Aswan with all the amazing places there ? The Agha Khan III Mausoleum looks more interesting to me. The Agha Khan Mausoleum is not opened for visitors except from the Ismaili Muslims according to our tour guide.
I went a Nubian village where we were hosted in a Nubian house and saw small crocodiles as well beautiful paintings. Unfortunately I can’t feel my legs now.
The tombs of the Nobles in Aswan in the heart of the Nile look magical.
Wait for Day two ISA