Monday, December 15, 2008

Where Does That Water Flow?

Believe it or not the Nile is actually two rivers that join together to make one. The White and Blue Nile. The White Nile is the longer of the two rivers and rises in Burundi. Although most of the water comes from the Blue Nile. After taking your 4189 mile long journey the Nile eventually empties into the Mediterranean Sea. Can you say yawn? Take a trip with me down the Nile and we can explore the unknown.

Here we go! Let me first tell you about the land surrounding the Nile. Cairo (two islands, Gezira and Roda ) cradle the Nile like a baby. A few miles later you may come across Lower Egypt ( which is really higher up then Upper Egypt but is called Lower Egypt because the Nile flows north. So confusing!) which is were you would find papyrus! WOOOOO! That my friends is Egyptian paper. Pretty cool! Now another stop on our oh so exciting adventure is the Red Land. Whats that? It is just a really fancy name for the dessert land that surrounds the Nile. Now this land can only be seen during certain times of the year. Kemet, which is also known as black land. Black land or Kemet was the color of the silt which was left after each flood. Our journey comes to a close as we are shipped out to sea, the Mediterranean Sea to be exact.


  1. Would you take a conoe ride on the nile (Even though theres a chance that aligators or hippos might attack.

  2. I also thought that hippos WERE FREINDLY! T.T