Saturday, February 6, 2010

Egypt (67) From Istanbul to Seoul

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 (21) Step Pyramid
Egypt (22) Bumpy Car Ride
Egypt (23) Lunch & Shopping
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
Egypt (57) Hotel Gift Shop
Egypt (58) QT with mum
Egypt (59) From airtime to jewelry
Egypt (60) Dinner with mum
Egypt (61) Mum leaves Egypt
Egypt (62) Downtown Cairo on Friday Night
Egypt (63) Goodbye, Cairo!
Egypt (64) Flight's delayed, it's a sign!
Egypt (65) From Cairo to Istanbul
Egypt (66) Transit in Turkey

Saturday, January 30 2010

I'm sitting next to an Egyptian man, Mohammad. He studying in Korea, and is on his way back after spending time with his wife and children in Egypt. He is most entertaining and provides very good conversation.

We talk about Egyptian men who are allowed to take more than one wife.

"I don't think it's right," he says.
"Some men who work far away from their wife say they get lonely," I tell him - thinking of men I met in Egypt who told me this.
"What about their wife who is lonely at home?" he replies.

I find it hard to sleep, because he keeps talking to me, and when I'm dozing off he looks at me and asks, "Are you sleeping again?" and "Do you dream?"

He's actually very sweet and just enjoys talking, but after a while I run out of energy and pass out cold.

After many hours, we arrive in Seoul. After immigration and collecting my luggage, I head out.  I've just missed the bus, so I have to wait for another 30 minutes in the cold.

Usually, I take the bus to Sosa station and catch a cab to my apartment from there. This time, I get off the bus at a stop a bit closer to my apartment and think I'll be able to catch a cab from there as well.

Wrong! I wait for about 30 minutes... no cabs. It's freezing! Eventually I go into B&J convenient store and ask the young lady to please get a Call Taxi for me.

Ten minutes later, I'm in my freezing cold apartment waiting for it to heat up.

Egypt (68) Jet Lag Hits Hard


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