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Egypt & Shopping – Straight, No Chaser

TweetHere is my sequel on “Shopping in Egypt”. I’ll scrawl my account on “Women in Egypt” later – The current post will get too long otherwise. And you know how I hate to gas away for more than 2 pages. At any rate, you know now. Let me begin at the very beginning, always a […]

Egypt Via My Tunnel Vision

TweetOnce again, I lapsed into a period of silence – a silence, almost Omerta – which would have made La Cosa Nostra proud. I watched my husband frenetically type up our adventures in Egypt well into the night, on the teensy keypad of his blackberry. Really, this man Sukumar now – doesn’t he ever feel […]

Egypt Moblog #10 – Egyptian Museum, Al Azhar Mosque and Khan Al Khaleeli

TweetToday morning we reached the famous Egyptian Museum with our guide Ms. Marwah. The Egyptian Museum has over 120, 000 pharoanic artifacts and has been operational since 1902. Our first stop was before the Narmer Palette – this palette is from 3200 BC commemorating the unification of upper and lower egypt by Narmer (a.k.a Menes). […]

Egypt Moblog #9 – Citadel, Church of St. Sergius, Ben Ezra Synagogue

TweetYesterday afternoon we reached Cairo from Luxor. We first went to the Citadel – one of the largest fortresses in this part of the world built on a plateau that has a beautiful view of Cairo. The fortress was built by Saladin, one of the greatest Islamic kings around 1176 AD to protect Cairo from […]

Egypt Moblog #8 – Temples of Karnak, Luxor Temple and Luxor MUseum

TweetSorry I couldn’t write since I wasn’t feeling too well the past 3 days. Day before yesterday, we went to the Temples at Karnak. Our guide Ikram has 27 years experience as a tour guide. She was amazing. Temples of Karnak, one could say, was the spiritual extravaganza of the ancient egyptians. It is so […]