I gave this the "50 page" rule and gave up. Just didn't connect with her writing or her journey.
Here is a synopsis for those who may want to give this a try:
When Rosemary Mahoney first planned to take a solo boat trip down the Nile, she could not have imagined all the complications that she would eventually face. For one thing, Egyptian women don't row on the Nile; for another, safety-minded tourists don't venture many places in this country of festering civil unrest. An experienced (and apparently fearless) rower, Mahoney persisted in this ambitious project, but she might not have succeeded if she had not won the advocacy of a Muslim sailor. In Down the Nile, she takes readers with her on an unforgettable trip down the world's most historic river.