With Love, From Nubia

November 07, 2016

Nubia Egypt

Located partly in the southern part of Egypt and partly in the northern part of Sudan, Nubia is the homeland to the Africa's earliest black culture and civilisation. It's history can be traced back to 3100 BC. So when I got to know that we would be visiting the ancient Egyptian tribe I was really looking forward to meeting them.
As soon as we finished our lunch in the cruise we went to the port to sail off to the Nubian village located at the bottom of the elephantine island. As we sailed across the Nile we saw two little boys appearing out of nowhere in a surf boat like plank and tying it to our boats side they started singing songs in Nubian language. They were so adorable I wanted to get off the boat and hug them. The man in charge of our boat was a nubian himself. So after the boys went away he took out some kind of percussion instrument and started singing a happy tribal song of Nubia. We soon joined him in the song and danced our heart out. It was one of the best boat rides ever. The temperature was cooler and the surrounding was beautiful. I could sit in that boat forever and enjoy the beauty surrounding it.

Nubia Egypt

Nubia Egypt

We finally reached the Nubian village. And as soon as we got down we saw little boys running to us and asking for food and pens so that they can study. I was very surprised they were not asking for money and I felt so bad if I knew it before I would have got some food and pens for them. We went inside one of the houses. The houses were beautifully decorated and the walls were painted depicting their daily lives. They welcomed us with glasses of tea and hibiscus juice (hibiscus juice is a common welcome drink in Aswan).



Nubia Egypt




Nubia Egypt

Nubia Egypt

Nubia Egypt

The most interesting thing about them is that they have crocodiles as their pets. They breed and raise them and once they grow up they release them in the Nile. They were so nice they let us touch the crocodiles and even let us take photos with them.

Nubia Egypt

Nubia Egypt

What I love about the Nubians were they face a lot of hardships in life. The weather is very bad, rainfall is very scanty, they economic condition is not good but they are so happy living together in the beautiful village and continuing their age old ancient traditions.

I went to the terrace to see the sun set on the whole of the village before saying goodbye to my Nubian friends.

Nubia Egypt

If you like this post then check out the previous posts from my trip to Egypt.
My Egypt Story (Part 1)
My Egypt Story (Part 2)
My Egypt Story (Part 3)
The time I climbed a Pyramid
Hello Aswan

Love,
Sumelika ❤️

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