Greetings from Egypt, Habibi
Hello Habibi, or my love … Greetings from Egypt! Yup, in case you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m traveling again and this time, it’s for work following the contest winners of Nestle Drumstick’s Roadtrip to Egypt competition.
The picture above was taken very shortly after we arrived in Cairo on Wednesday morning. Seeing the Great Pyramids, even from afar, is pretty awesome.
I’ll be totally honest, the food isn’t great. Most of our meals consist of bread (which is quite yummy but I’m not so keen on the dips – especially the eggplant and sesame oil). Then there’s lots of rice and potatoes which is okay but I draw the line on pickled vegetables (cold and hard) and er, pigeons.
But the sights make it all worth while.
We’ve visited some tombs, but none belonging to any major people we might have heard of. That’s for tomorrow and the day after – The great pyramids of Giza and then the Valley of the Kings.
But we did see lots of different deserts, including this one below, the white desert (limestone and salt causes the whiteness- hard to believe the desert was once sea!). I bought myself a scarf to make an aimar (not sure of the spelling), which is the headgear I have on.
I call it my iMar and the picture below is of me with my ‘twin’, our tour guide Mohamed.
That’s all for now. I’ll try to update more soon. In the mean time, I’m going to leave you with this amazing shot that I took. I was just sitting in the 4×4 wondering why we haven’t seen any camels (carcasses not counted) in the desert.
9.23am Egyptian time (+2 GMT)