Saturday, February 6, 2010

Egypt (70) Wrap Up / Update

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
Egypt (67) From Istanbul to Seoul
Egypt (68) Jet Lag Hits Hard
Egypt (69) I left my heart in Egypt

Writing this blog from the very first post: Egypt (69) I left my heart in Egypt  has allowed me (and my mum reading this) to re-live every single moment of our time in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. This includes every single person we met who touched our heart in any way.

Whether it was a tour operator, guide, receptionist, managers, chefs, bus boys, maintenance staff... anyone and everyone we came into contact with stole a piece of our heart.

Aladdin, Zee, the guys in Aswan, Ali, everyone in Luxor, Sam, Mohammad, Hussain, Mahmoud....everybody - in some small way or another, they all made our trip what it was and it is also gave me many stories to tell while writing this blog.

The latest e-mail I received from Ali, our guide said that he missed me: "I miss your sweet smile and beautiful eyes. When you come back to Egypt, I will flirt you a lot," he said!

Being in Egypt felt like I was walking through the pages of my History textbooks from school. At some points, it just felt surreal - I couldn't believe that I could now say I've seen the pyramids. I've seen the sphinx. I've been ON the Nile! Even writing this, I'm shaking my head in disbelief.

Back in high school, I remember saying that I want to live a non-regretful life. There are many things that I've done (or not) that I regret, but one thing is for sure...I'm so happy that I'm traveling as I've been doing. For me, travel is education. It's the meat for the stories I write.

Having said that, I have finally come to the end of my Egypt blog. If you've been following this, I thank you ^_^


Anonymous said...

I really had a good time reading this blog. It took me a couple of days but kept me wanting to read more. It definately sounds like a country to visit.


Sheetal said...


You absolutely rock for reading this and putting up with my chatter! Thank you so much ^_^ Hope you get to visit it one day.


Unknown said...

In 1hr 15min, i travel egypt with your nice n interesting words. Wanted to read few cos Wana get up early 2morow, bt i just hooked up n finish till 69th. Wl go china tomorow. Take care. Keep writing like this.

Sheetal said...


As always, THANK YOU for taking the time to read my writing. I really appreciate it. I think you traveled in record time to another country, right?! :-)

Anonymous said...

sounds like a wonderful country, too bad all the men in there seem to be perverts ... it's a shame cuz that's the impression i had