Published: July 24th 2012July 23rd 2012
Salam Aleikum readers,
I can simply not explain how amazing I think the city of Cairo is. Immediately when I arrived here, the atmosphere and the people's faces warmly welcomed me. Our host and friend Shady's face was very friendly and himself was too. He picked us up from the airport and brought us to his nice and cosy house.
You have to know that we arrived at 3 AM and I really can't sleep in airplanes. So, at his house, I slept for a few hours. That gave me enough energy to go through the day. First, we went to the Egyptian Museum by one of the main transports: the taxi cab. Hm, I have to say... Those Egyptians don't know any fear of death when it comes to traffic!!! Totally terrifying. But anyway, we got into the Egyptian Museum. If you don't like history, I recommend you not to go. It was all ancient, but interesting too, although I'm the one who sleeps at history class. I found out that King Akhnaton had statues that had male heads, but female bodies. That, indeed, was very interesting. There were also a lot of ancient jewelries that were scarabs, they believed that scarabs would bring luck.
In the evening, there was a meeting we went to on a felucca, which is a boat sailing on the Nile. It was simply amazing! There was this guy who was belly dancing with my mom's scarf around this waste. He had a face that woud make me laugh so easily and one that I will never forget. My mother danced along. I just sat there and made pictures, but nearly at the end, four muslimas convinced me to dance aong and they got me. After that, we all decided to have some ice cream. On our way, we saw a man with his carriage full of some sort of fruit I didn't know. I tasted one. I personally didn't like it and I think a lot of people would agree. One, it was not very sweet. And two, 90% of the fruit was full of seeds. Ugh! So, I spit the seeds out and one of the members of the group of the meeting came to me and teased me about the fact that I should eat them too instead of spitting them out. Somehow we ended up talking about Germans. Quite weird, I guess. The another guy came and talked with us too. We reached the ice cream bar and ate some ice cream.
Oh goodness! Day One in Cairo and I already fell in love with the city. I feel blessed!