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Trip Start Apr 29, 2009
7Trip End May 11, 2009
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After we were off to Coptic Cairo, which is really Christian Cairo, since it has many Catholic churches and history dating back to the time of Christ. Mo and I were going to take the subway....we are so local
We arrived at Coptic Cairo and went to visit the Church of St.George where as history states, Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus sought refuge in the basement of that church for sometime and now is known for a place of worship and many followers come for a visit of blessing at the alter below the church in the small room where they hid for some time. We went down there as well, and saw many Christians kissing the floor and wall, and placing notes with prayers in the wall. There is also a place where you can take a drink from the well where they drank. This was now converted into a sink, and you can take a cup or fill up your water bottle with blessed water...How wonderful! My water bottle was empty...why not get a little holy water, who couldn't use some extra blessing, considering the last time I had been to mass is when I was in Rome a couple years ago at St Peters church with my daughter....well, for those of you who know me, and that face I make when I taste something I don't like....I have to say...that Holy water tasted like its been in the well since the time of Christ
We ended the evening with an amazing Felucca Boat ride on the Nile. For about $10 ( including tip!) we had our own private sailboat ride on the Nile....it was just getting dark, and it was a beautiful night. I do the most romantic things with my friends ! We brought a picnic, and the boat had cushions and we even had our driver send our for beers for us, which killed 20 minutes of our hour cruise waiting for them, and they were warm, but our boat captain was so nice, and took some pictures for us while we floated with out the sail waiting for his friend in another boat to come back with them. The sail was wonderful, and highly recommended if you ever make it to Cairo! The Ali Baba ( the boat dock) was across from the Four Seasons, so we had to go into the lobby for a look. It was the first Internationl hotel that I have been into that I have had to clear security and a metal detector. Because of the recent bombings, and all that is going on in the world, they are not taking any chances, and that makes us feel very safe. The hotel was beautiful, and we even saw our fist Sheik Prince in the Lobby.
Tomorrow....off to Dehab...