18 September 2009


Watched The Hangover & Angels & Demons on the plane on the way over, live Ramadan footage from Mecca

Listened Car horns, friendly greetings, our tour guide Tariq, a market stall holder calling Mr B Mr Lucky, one of the breakfast waiters calling me my lady. I could get used to that!

Cairo flyover

Ate Delicious Indian food at The Moghul Room at the Mena House Oberoi

Inside the Mena House Oberoi

Read Egypt Eyewitness travel guide, Three Cups of Tea, Nineteen Minutes

Saw The River Nile every morning over breakfast, the Great Pyramids at Giza, a papyrus ‘museum’ that actually was a shop, camels, the Great Sphinx, the stepped pyramid & mastaba of Ti at Saqqara, Memphis, lots of hieroglyphs, 9 rows of cars driving where 4 should be, donkeys, shishas, the most wonderful chandelier in the mosque at the Citadel, the busy busy Khan el-Khalili market

Entrance to the Mastaba of Ti

Hieroglyphs at Memphis

Camel rides at the Great Pyramids

Mr B and the Colossus of Ramesses II at Memphis
Blushed Tipped my full teacup far too early, over myself, instead of into my mouth. Mr B almost choked with laughter.

Used Hotel dry cleaning service

Loved every minute of it


  1. sounds so dreamy. i love living vicariously through you! :)

  2. Sounds like a perfectly wonderful holiday!

  3. Those are incredible photos and great descriptions. It sounds amazing and I would love to go there!

  4. How fun and amazing. It's crazy to think of all the history that is there.

  5. i love this post! it looks incredible!

    i hope the tea was not too hot and did not burn you!

  6. Where would we be without our men there to laugh at us!?!?!

  7. You paint such a beautiful sensory experience! Did you take a camel ride?!

  8. I'm soooo jealous.

    But at least I get to see your pics and I always always always love them!!!

    I've missed you as well Saskia :)

  9. "shishas, the most wonderful chandelier in the mosque at the Citadel" those were of my cousins' (Who happen to be English) favourite things!! Cairo is empty now, everyone has gone to the North Coast or the Red Sea (for the long weekend) and it's lovely!

  10. How exciting and beautiful!!! Love the pictures!

  11. Another fan-dabbie-doodle post !

  12. That's it, you convinced me that I MUST go to Egypt if I get the chance! I love absolutely love this post. Such a great way to summarize your trip.

    By the way, I am thinking about a creative writing major and perhaps a minor in photography.

  13. How are you? Still on holiday? I've just read your love story on Nicole's blog...How nice are you?


  14. These pictures are gorgeous. Okay. Egypt is now on my list. Loved your story on teacups, by the way.

  15. I am so jealous, sounds like you're having the most amazing time!

  16. I am in awe of the gorgeous photos!!! Sounds like you had the trip of a lifetime!!! XOXO