Saturday, February 6, 2010

Egypt (57) Hotel Gift Shop

Egypt (1) The Idea to go
Egypt (2) Incheon Airport
Egypt (3) Turkish Airlines
Egypt (4) Breakfast is served and it's raining
Egypt (5) Istanbul: Hello Turkey!
Egypt (6) Istanbul: City Tour begins
Egypt (7) Istanbul: Turkish Islamic Art Museum
Egypt (8) Istanbul: Blue Mosque
Egypt (9) Istanbul: Blue Mosque Beanie Drama
Egypt (10) Istanbul: Lunch
Egypt (11) Istanbul: Hagia Sophia
Egypt (12) Istanbul: Grand Bazaar
Egypt (13) Istanbul: Snow Storm
Egypt (14) Istanbul: Goodbye Turkey!
Egypt (15) Arriving in Cairo
Egypt (16) Meeting mum, breakfast and Dana
Egypt (17) Pyramids and Sphinx

Egypt (18) Perfume Factory
Egypt (19) Jeweler
Egypt (20) Mit Rahina Museum
Egypt (37) Mohammad, Airtime & Security Guy
Egypt (38) Dinner & Galabya Party
Egypt (39) Love Story - Photoshopped
Egypt (40) Temple of Horus, Edfu
Egypt (41) Sail to Luxor & Sundeck Shananigans
Egypt (42) Hello, Mr Sailor!
Egypt (43) Luxor TempleEgypt
Egypt (44) My Sundeck Proposal
Egypt (45) West Bank of Luxor & Colossi of Memnon
Egypt (46) Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Egypt (47) Alabaster Factory
Egypt (48) Valley of the Kings
Egypt (49) Avenue of Sphinx
Egypt (50) Falafel Lunch
Egypt (51) Karnak Temple
Egypt (52) Goodbye, Luxor!
Egypt (53) From Luxor to Cairo
Egypt (54) Mum's Last Night in Cairo
Egypt (55) Coptic Cairo
Eygpt (56) Khan el-Khalili Market

Friday, January 29 2010

After Khan el-Khalili Market, we go back to the hotel. We have the whole afternoon free, so mum and I go to the hotel gift shop. There's a jewelry store next to it.  A man is standing outside and as we approach him, he says "South Africa".

I don't know how he knows we're South African, but he claims it's a "feeling" he just has. His name is Mohammad - he works in the jewelry store and his cousin, Hussain, runs the gift shop next door.

Mohammad is what my Korean friends would call "oily", and by using this description, I'm not referring to his physical appearance. His behaviour and actions are so corny, but amusing to me at the time because - it just is.

I kid you not. Standing behind my mother, he looks at me with steamy eyes and even flares his nostrils! His cousin, Hussain is far more concerned on trying to make a sale and is occupied with showing my mum various things. Mohammad blatantly looks me up and down and I say to him, "You're not shy, are you?"

Clearly not.

After buying a few things, mum and I go back to our hotel room.

Egypt (58) QT with mum


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