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August 9th 2008
Published: August 13th 2008EDIT THIS ENTRY

Well it's about time I write again and give you an update of our whereabouts and dealings. We recently flew from Cairo to Istanbul Turkey for I think the last leg of this trip, after spending almost 3 weeks in Egypt. We had not intended to go there so it's interesting that we ended up there. And I must say that the whole experience was rather a 'mixed bag' for us in that there... Read Full Entry



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A wedding that occured in the Nile HiltonA wedding that occured in the Nile Hilton
A wedding that occured in the Nile Hilton

You can see that the bride is traditionally attired and also wears a white head covering. This scene was in the big lobby of the hotel and nubian musicians were playing the drums and horns very loudly!
Women friends and relative of familyWomen friends and relative of family
Women friends and relative of family

danced for the bride and groom. We saw no hired professional belly dancers. The women dancing would help confer fertility to the couple
Men kneeling in prayer Men kneeling in prayer
Men kneeling in prayer

during moslem call to prayer. This was in an alley end near entrance of our pension in Cairo
'Scarved' women posing with me'Scarved' women posing with me
'Scarved' women posing with me

this was on a street in Alexandria. A good example of how the women dressed. We had fun walking the streets with everyone this evening and then... we ran into the wedding in a building....
Wedding party we joined in AlexandriaWedding party we joined in Alexandria
Wedding party we joined in Alexandria

We walked by this place and heard the loud Nubian music in the entrance so we stopped to see what was going on. One of the men invited us to come in to the party to dance and celebrate with them. Total fun!
The Philip hotelThe Philip hotel
The Philip hotel

A wonderful old pension overlooking bay of Alexandria
View from our room, AlexView from our room, Alex
View from our room, Alex

The Med Sea was remarkably clean looking here.



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