Saturday, February 6, 2010

Eygpt (56) Khan el-Khalili Market

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 (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

Friday, January 29 2010

After visiting Coptic Cairo, we go to Khan el-Khalili Market.The place is buzzing and there are stalls at every turn, in every hidden corner. I don't particularly want to buy anything, but am delighted at the colours and antiques - I have a field day taking photos!

I come across 5 guys each trying to lure me into their stores to see shawls, handbags or antiques.

At this market, I'm hit with a very cheesy pick-up line:

"Excuse me, you dropped something"
"What?" I ask, looking around me.
He replies, "My heart!"

While my mum spends time in an antique-y jewelry store, I go to the store next door. The man in the store has a kind face. He shows me some items and points to a small scarab beetle, telling me it's for good luck.

"I think I'm lucky today," he says.
"Why?" I ask.
"Because I met you!"
"Thank you!"
"You have face like an angel," he tells me.

I go back to my mum and soon we're ready to leave.

I pass a store selling magnets, which I want to buy. My mum and I feel like Dana is rushing us. She's meeting her husband after she's done with us, so we feel like she's trying to finish work quickly.  Soon, the driver arrives to pick us up and we head back to the hotel.


Egypt (57) Hotel Gift Shop


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