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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

THE NILE RIVER...... NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE !!

When we decided to spend our summer vacation in Egypt, 2 things or places flashed into my mind were no other than The Pyramids and The Nile River.




This entry is dedicated to the longest river in the world , the Nile River which gave us the most precious experience for being able to sail thru it and watch the life along the bank before our own very eyes..... When I really stood, sat and swam in the Nile, I couldn't believe myself...there I was swimming in the water that I thought had two colours(while and blue ) but , water is water, it has no colour....



Meeting the village folks ( half Egyptian half Nubiens ) was a dream came true, they greeted us with their sweetest smile and they looked extremely happy even with partially completed rooftop houses with yellow and dusty sand as their ' concrete' floor. They served us with delicious traditional rice and zucchini tomato gravy, cooked by three veteran women ..... The head chief of Akaba village also came to greet us.. he spoke English very well since he used to be the felluca sailor who dealt with foreign tourists almost all the time.



The Nile is the longest river in the world, stretching north for approximately 4,000 miles from East Africa to the Mediterranean. Studies have shown that the River (Iteru, meaning, simply, River, as the Egyptians called it) gradually changed its location and size over millions of years. The Nile flows from the mountains in the south to the Mediterranean in the north. Egyptians traveling to other lands would comment on the "wrong" flow of other rivers, "inverted water that goes downstream in going upstream."

outside the house.........



inside the house...........


Three rivers flowed into the Nile from the south and thus served as its sources: the Blue Nile, the White Nile and the Arbara. Southern Egypt, thus being upstream, is called Upper Egypt, and northern Egypt, being downstream and the Delta, is called Lower Egypt. In addition to the Valley and the Delta, the Nile also divided Egypt into the Eastern and Western Deserts.
The Nile Valley is a canyon running 660 miles long with a floodplain occupying 4,250 square miles. The Delta spans some 8,500 square miles and is fringed in its coastal regions by lagoons, wetlands, lakes and sand dunes.



The Delta represented 63 percent of the inhabited area of Egypt, extending about 200 kilometers from south to north and roughly 400 kilometers from east to west.

The Nile is always there flowing and waiting for anybody who loves history and nature.....

15 comments:

blackpurple said...

Sg Nil. Salah satu sungai di dunia yang teringin sangat saya nak terjun bermandi-manda di dalamnya. :)

Nur said...

Kak LUJ..salam perkenalan.cantiknya tempat tu dan Selamat Pulang ke Malaysia.

ZLAA said...

Salam. Bila -lah pulak I dapat bejalan ke Egypt? Weathernya macamana?

Kak Elle said...

nampak dari gambar2 kehidupan mereka tak begitu indah kan?kesian saya lihat keadaan dlm rumah.

Cat Cat said...

Kak Rina,
Sejuk nampak air Sg Nile tu. Mesti best mandi kan?

Kak Lady said...

Rina...bertuah sungguh bila dpt melihat...merasa air & mandi di dalam sungai yang terpanjang di dunia tu....

Cantik dan tenang air sungai tu...

loveujordan said...

blackpurple,

puas rasa dapat mandi dan berendam dalam sungai Nil, ada peluang pergilah ke mesir.


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nur,

salam perkenalan. cantik semulajadi. Tak sabar dah nak balik kampong :)

loveujordan said...

zlaa,

weather masa tu panas tapi katanya taklah sepanas bulan ogos... masih boleh bertahan.


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kak elle,


nampak macam susah je hidup mereka tapi tulah nampak ceria je semua, agaknya memang dah kehidupan macam tu .

loveujordan said...

cat cat,


airnya memang nyaman airnya, sedap main air.


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kak lady,


bila tau ada lawatan ke kampung tu, memang tak nak lepas peluang, dapat tau kampung arab yang terpencil.

U.Lee said...

Hello Loveujordan, wow, beautiful pictures.
There are three rivers I want to see one day, and the Nile is one of them. Sail along the river Nile on an Egyptian Dhow, see the Pyrimids at sunset or moonrise.
Other two rivers, the Yangtze, then the Amazon...this one to go fishing.
Love the way you describe the Nile and your trip, I felt I was with all of you.
Where there is history, there is Egypt.
Best regards, UL.

loveujordan said...

uncle lee,

woww...your choices of the dream rivers are so real.... I wish I could be there too with an exception...I'm scared of the Amazon .....

Fishing in the Canadian rivers for me look so tempting with the fresh air and clear water ....

have a nice day !!

nurazzah8 said...

hurm...seronoknya..tumpang gembira tgk gmbar...entah bila boleh sampai sana...
tumpang lalu...U.Lee...I pun sama macam RIna, takut bila dengar Amazon RIver...yang terbayang...PIRANHA!!!
hehehe...I ni sebenarnya phobia ngan air...

loveujordan said...

nurazzah,

nanti ada ketikanya sampai juga tempat yang ingin you lawati, insyaAllah..... piranha and anaconda yang buat I taknak pergi Amazon..... nak fishing sekali dapat piranha..eeiiii...

Ustaz Munn said...

aunty ina..
ape pon terpaksa saye cakap..
the last picture sangat seswuatu...
pandai sungguh mimi posing...
boleh masuk miss muslimah

p/s-sori kerna komen gambar...heheheh

loveujordan said...

ustaz munn,

mimi ni ikut mood dia..kalau bab bergambar selalunya memang tak lepas berposing...dia dah letih dah waktu tu, tapi bila kata bergambar, 'hidup' balik....