We went down to the edge of the river and broke out into teams. There were two groups who wanted to do grade five rafting, but I, the six mad men and one mad woman all managed to get into the same boat and we made it clear that we wanted to go extreme.
After a few hours drive we reached the equator between the south and north hemispheres. It is a personal peeve that the road that crosses the equator does not cross it at a right angle. No one else seemed to understand my complaint or even why I had an issue at all with the fact.
I look a cruise down the nile, from Luxor in the north to Aswan dam and back to Luxor. We were on a small cruise ship with only twenty cabins and silver service meals. During the day, the heat was incredible, and almost easy to miss as it was so dry. The tours were all done before the break of dawn and we were back on the boat before 11am.