Cairo, Alexandria & Sharm el Sheik

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The beautiful pyramids

Went to visit a couple of beautiful places in Egypt...

Cairo... the pyramids, the Egyptian Museum (the mummies still give me nightmares! :)), the bazar, and so on. Highlight: a local restaurant where we got some great dishes, a good shisha after dinner and a walk in the parc, only locals arround and sudenly hearing the prayers rising up from all over the city (the parc is located on a higher part), a very intens moment!

Alexandria... a city that has a lot to offer, excellent fish restaurants, you can dive in the harbor and see some great egyptian statues, the Montanza garden are so peaceful, and so on. Highlights: the library!!! And the crazy night life :)

Sharm el Sheik... a little bit to touristic for my taste but forgot the feeling when I was snorkling in one of the beautiful reefs!

Highlight of the whole visit: we visited an orphanage in the outskirts of Cairo. It was founded by a women that wanted to gic ve a home to abandoned children. The house has different floors, each floor represents 'a home' for a group of girls or boys, more or less 6 children per floor. Each group of children has their own mother, a woman that has given up her personal life to come and live in the orphanage and take care 24/24 of the children she's responsible for. They really made it a home, with eye for detail, and they really take good care of these children in a hard environment. Heads of for them!!!

pearcetoyou says:
I yearn for Egypt sooooo bad. It's on my list for 2009.
Posted on: Mar 10, 2008
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The beautiful pyramids
The beautiful pyramids
Wow theyre heavy!
Wow they're heavy!
No Im not smoking a shisha!
No I'm not smoking a shisha!
Love this...
Love this...
Ready for some scuba diving
Ready for some scuba diving
Trying to warm up again
Trying to warm up again
Quad bikes here I come!
Quad bikes here I come!
One of the responsables of the orp…
One of the responsables of the or…
A couple of the orphanage girls
A couple of the orphanage girls
So sweet...
So sweet...
And the orphanage boys...
And the orphanage boys...