Our last outing in Aswan was a river boat cruise down the Nile to a Nubian village. The Nubians are a very dark skinned people who were once wealthy landowners in the Nile Valley. More than 100,000 were forced to relocate in the mid 1950's due to the building of a dam by the Egyptian government. Unfortunately, they never regained their way of life. They now open their homes to tourists for a small fee and are known as exemplary hosts. Each brightly painted home contains a wall painting of their old lands, serving as a reminder of what they once had.
See the square structure in the photo above? Want to guess what's in it? It's doubtful you would - it's a baby crocodile! Our tour guide said it's gimmick to drawn in tourists, and it works.