Le Riad Hotel De Charme
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... black. Then we did some shopping, I got a magnet, Wes got a stuffed camel and the parents got coasters. After that we were hot and hungry so we had ice cream. After all of the shopping we went to a dock on the Nile. At the dock we got on a flat boat. The boat was really fun, I pretended I was Cleopatra sailing down the Nile on a big fancy boat. Wes got to drive it too, which he thought was super cool even though he kept going in circles, which apparently was ...
... part of most of the meals. Did you know that Aish is the Egyptian word for bread and also means life. Also, if you find there is no cutlery, it is common to use your bread to "spoon" the food.Example of egyptian cuisine: Baba Ghanoush - Made from grilled eggplant that is peeled then mashed and mixed with tahini (see below), lemon juice, salt, pepper, parsley, cumin and dressed with olive oil. This dip has a smoky flavor and is best served with pita bread (Allonsy, 2013).
I know why Egyptians do that funny walk. It's to avoid getting killed! Where we are in Cairo, there is massive traffic congestion. The footpaths are pretty rugged - uneven, chunky and grotty. Pretty much everyone walks on the road. Some roads are quite narrow and cars are parked on both sides. Sometimes traffic barely squeezes through. Throw in people walking on the road and it's a challenge. I've done a fair bit of walking around today and ...
... the temple, the face of one of the gods that was destroyed by an earthquake thousands of years ago, and was lying on the ground in front of the temple was replaced in the same way. The most impressive of all was that on the birthday of Ramses II, I believe October 22, the positioning of the sun through the entrance of the temple shines directly on King Ramses face while he is seated among his 3 gods in the rear of the temple. Through the reconstruction ...
... to every family that was there. It was a memorable experience. At 1:30 we left, although the service was not yet finished, because I had to get another taxi from my lodge to the airport. My taxi driver had been waiting over an hour for me, as the service was so late (this is Africa), so he got a generous tip for his patience. Photos all round and exchanging of contact details before we parted at the lodge.
Made it to the airport ...