Me, feluccas, history and healing in Luxor, Egypt

This is the story of a "felucca girl" in Luxor, Egypt.

I have refound my youth in this amazing country, making it my permanent home, spending my time showing tourists the wonder of the eternal River Nile on a traditional sailing boat called a felucca.

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Trials, tribulations and tears of laughter

A few of you may know that I recently managed to find the only puddle of water laying on the floor of a local restaurant, resulting in one of those cartoon-like scenes where the feet decide they would prefer to be in the air, but fail miserably and only manage to reach knee height while sending the rest of the body slamming to the ground backwards.  Elhamdulilah, I only broke my lower arm, and the treatment I received at the hands of the local Egyptian hospital was second to none.

I would like to say, at this point, a huge thank you to one of the felucca boys, who never left my side the whole day long, the taxi who drove me to the hospital leaving without my knowledge and without asking for one piastre, and a good Egyptian friend who took such good care of me, even after the "other half" had been tracked down.  The said "other half" has also been amazing, but I think he struggles with the independent "I can do it myself!!!".

This last couple of weeks have been a huge learning curve. Mosquito bites on my upper right arm, a left arm totally encased in plaster and physically impossible to reach the bites to put cream on, resulted in some amazing contortions but I did it!! Folding sheets to put on the drying rack took forever, but I did it!! I have yet to figure out how to light the gas, but I will! I was defeated though, when trying to open a new bottle of Sprite, but I will prevail!
Washing dishes has become an art form, and putting a clean fitted bottom sheet on the bed this morning was accompanied by lots of grunting and groaning.  Pillow cases are blooming hard too!

Anyway, now that the bottom of my back is no longer hurting so much, and I am getting used to the weight of the cast, I have realised that we can do anything we want to do, and do it with gales of laughter.........  as I have many times over the last 2 weeks.

That old saying, "if at first you don't succeed, try,try and try again" is so true!

So, should you see me out and about.........walk past because I truly CAN do it myself! And if you see me crying, its only tears of laughter at some of the inventive ways I am discovering!