Sunday, February 26, 2012

Photos: Fabulous Egypt During Ramadaan


This photo of Abu Simbel shows the massive scale of these monuments. They are in the south of Egypt's stretch of the Nile, but it is well worth the effort to get there.
Tourist police keep a watch on the grounds of many of the monuments visited by tourists in Egypt.  This camel-mounted guard surveyed the perimeter of the grounds of the Great Pyramids at Giza, with the urban sprawl of Cairo in the background.  We had tourist guards who accompanied our tour group throughout our stay several years ago, before the recent regime change in Egypt.
The hotel where we stayed outside Cairo, the Mena House, is next to the Pyramids.  What a setting for a poolside meal.  They also had a golf course that sought to attract golfers with views of the pyramids.
Horse drawn carriages were a delightful way to travel from the river front where our boat docked in Luxor to the temple.During Ramadaan, many Egyptians do not eat until sundown, and they many times would offer for us to sit down with them to share their meal.  This woman was baking bread in an outdoor kitchen area behind the restaurant where we had lunch.  It must be tough to prepare food during a time that one cannot eat until the evening.

8 comments:

Rizalenio said...

So heartwarming to see people offering food to share. Love the first photo. Looks surreal.

Lalockert said...

Looks wonderful!

Steffe said...

Some great photos from Egypt here. I especially like the police officer.

Filip Demuinck said...

I was almost writing that the third picture is excellent but they all are.

Greetings,
Filip

Kate said...

These are excellent photos; thanks for sharing. I am so impressed by the number of countries you two visit...a little envious too!

JM said...

I also visited Egypt during Ramadan. :-) Unusual view of the pyramid. Lovely!

Memphis MOJO said...

At first, I dismissed the last shot. Then, for some reason, I took another look and realized how terrific it is. You are a rich tourist (to them) with a camera who is intruding into their lives, yet their generosity is amazing. I like how she is looking you right in the eye.

glenda said...

Did you share some bread? The momuments are so impressive. You really got some neat shots.

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