The Nile River floods during most summers. This seasonal event brings rich nutrients that fertilize the valley around Aswan, Egypt, and make the land ideal for farming. Since 1970, these waters have been controlled by the High Dam. Nearby, reachable by a boat called a felucca, is a traditional market filled with textiles, clothing and spices like these on display. But watch out: I was almost stampeded by a runaway camel.