Thursday, March 4, 2010

Heres me on a camel near the pyramids. SOOOO touristy, I kind of hated it. It was one of those things where a guy kind of ushered me onto a camel, took our photo, and requested an insane amount of money for the photo ($100 american equivalent.) I talked him down to about $10. So, for $10, I got on a camel near the pyramids. Watch out, they spit.

And this is the most touristy place we've eaten at in the last two years. You'll notice, its a Pizza Hut! In Egypt! You'll also notice, in the background in the window behind me, the pyramids, and the Sphinx itself. Quite an interesting lunch. Pizza, chicken wings, and the last remaining Wonder of the World.
Another photo of Coptic Cairo. One of my favorite areas so far. The Coptic church contains about 95% of Egyptian Christians, and was formed during the debate regarding Christ's divinity. What interested me the most...is that I managed to find graves and tombs bearing the mark of the Hospitaller Knights, also known as the Knights of St. John. This may not interest you, but i'm a personal fan of the crusades (not a fan of what happened, just the history. That actually didn't sound right either. Dammit.)

Heres me with my buddy Eric, doing some Hookah on the streets of Cairo. You can do it everwhere, cheaply. And I'm slowly becoming a fan of it.


Here's us together doing it. You'll notice our Hookas on the ground to my right. (Well, MY left, YOUR right)

Goes well with a cup of tea. Current favorite hooka flavors are apple and mint. We're leaving tomorrow morning for the port city of Alexandria, where we'll be taking a much needed break, including coffee and hopefully, more hookah. Cheers.

3 comments:

Valerie said...

Love you.

cromwell_the_3rd said...

So friggin wow on your photos and your trip and everything. Really cool stuff and I wish I was there with you guys. Tell eric I was in San antonio this weekend- I was doing a grad school interview there and walked around n swswa saw the Alamo . Oh dude you got a updated cell I gotta call. It's been too long

Emily said...

Hookah??? Just don't acquire too too much of a habit ;)

Hope to call you sometime, but in the meanwhile, continue to have a blast so we can all live vicariously through you!!! Be well, and be safe!