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... Subjects such as astronomy and mathematics seem to be great in scale, and great trade is always a good thing to note. These revelations of the time were found in great museums. Walls of books filled libraries that we visited, and it's safe to say that I'm quite happy about this stop. I do admit it's a lot different though. The books are a lot thicker and there aren't any copies of Twilight, or any fiction book for ...
... internal waterways of Egypt. I was able to witness firsthand a Nabatean trader with a Muslim Egyptian trader for cotton. It seems cotton is their greatest export. I also saw dhow sitting in the port. It is a sea vessel used primarily in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region to carry fresh water, goods or merchandise. All of this cotton makes mes me think of think of my clothes and sheets on my bed back home which the bed i miss very ...
... car horns. It's a constant sound that you hear whenever you're driving around. Though, it's not done with the aggression that we have when tooting our horns in Australia. It's more friendly, used to let other drivers know when you're coming up from behind them, to say hello to friends or as a warning when you're approaching a pedestrian who's crossing the road (which could be anywhere). There weren't many designated pedestrian crossings around and people would ...
... headed to my hotel. Being Christmas Eve, I had to carry through with the McClellan Family Christmas Eve Dinner tradition of Chinese food, so I searched high and low for a Chinese restaurant. For my non-American friends, on Christmas Eve and Christmas in the US most restaurants are closed except for Chinese, so we started going when my brother and I where kids. In just about every country in the world there are sizable Chinese communities and cheap restaurants. Not so in Egypt. But, ...
... finally stopped. Eden bought a pen with her own money but broke it seconds later by pushing on Nephertitis face and not the pen clicker. The fatherly shop owner patted crying Eden on the head and reassured her that "We make the glue" and then spent about four minutes holding the head onto the pen while the glue set. He did this while dozens of tourists walked in and out of his shop without having the 'good price" offer. He gave the fixed pen back to Eden and ...