Delta Pyramids Hotel
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... realization that snow had fallen the night before kicked in and we were thoroughly disappointed. We were supposed to be chasing the sun and escaping the cold, not the other way around! We ventured across town to the famous Blue Mosque via tram lines and subway systems and were able to capture some beautiful pictures of the Sophia mosque as well. Both buildings are massive and masterfully constructed which makes it easy to just stand and stare at the beauty. Sophia had a ...
... wandering in and out, standing up to take pictures and get a better view, and waiters handing out sweets throughout. The couple sit on two thrones of honour beside the Sheikh who recites some set liturgy, sometimes requiring the husband or father of the bride to repeat after him, followed by a prayer over the couple, punctuated after each line by the rumble of the congregations' unified 'Ameen', and a maximum of 15 minutes later, the bride is signing her ...
... in these very glass cabinets.
I recommend the museum totally, just do yourself a favour and ignore everything that anyone on the outside tells you. As part of a firm but polite refusal strategy I've started making excuses about having meetings that I have to get to, such as "I'm meeting my friend there" or "I have to hurry because my friend is waiting for me at the hotel." Notice I say 'hotel', not 'hostel'. Never give away where you're staying. Once back outside the museum a ...
... no longer felt unsure or lost and I felt as though I had found a real place to call home for several days. I was also loving having May for company. She was sweet and kind with a big heart and never got offended when I asked her question after question about Egyptian things. She was quite a chatty person herself and I got the impression that she liked having another woman around to talk to. I thought that she probably spent a fair bit of time in the house with her brothers.
... and Cairo museum (very jumbled but some great exhibits including the King Tutankhamun galleries and pet mummy exhibit!!!). It was also the first introduction to the art of the baksheesh ( the method of tipping people who sometimes really dont deserve it - yes I can see where the entrance to the building is you crazy Egyptian type :) )
Took overnight train to Aswan for some more ruins!!!