Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cairo...

DAY TWO
This is the arrival lounge of Cairo International Airport. Then the outside of airport as we wait for our bus. We are HERE. Yupz, Cairo and it is in Egypt. Our very first country in the continent of Africa. Egypt as most know is famous for her ancient civilization and some of the world's famous monuments. Oooh, I'm so excited to be here.
























Sandstone is the main material used for buildings here. Reason (as explained by our guide) is, it can withstand the sand storm's wrath. Accordingly, the buildings looked dusty on the outside, but on the inside, it is nice and just like it is in any other country. can't help but notice the difference in the design of the buildings besides the material used and the colour. Notice the apartments here? It all have flat roofs!

Here in the picture you see a man waving a flag. He is training pigeons for pigeons' race. One of the hobbies of the men here.













People in Cairo, they are great drivers!!! Why? I can't help noticing that they drive on roads (see in the picture) without lines indicating the lanes. This bus I'm on, it is the fourth vehicle. This means, there are actually four cars on one road. All together next to each other with no lanes indicated!! Awesome isn't it? Honks are used pretty frequently. Imagine the din.
We were asked not to take our cameras down from the bus for our visit to the Cairo National Museum. It is a hassle going through the security checks. Boo hoo...I don't have even a picture of the museum.













Our last stop for the day was The Hard Rock Cafe before heading for the hotel. Now to look forward to more tomorrow...:o)

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