Friday, June 18, 2010

The marathon is over!

We had an AWESOME four days with ours friends. When I say it was a marathon, it really felt like it was!

They arrived Sunday afternoon and left Wednesday afternoon. So really we had only Monday and Tuesday as full days for excursions. I don't think any tour company in Egypt could have done what we did.

Monday late morning we started out by visiting the Pyramids. It was HOT, but not humid. After we left the Pyramids, we went to Al Azhar Park, had dinner and then we were off to Khan al Khalili bazaar. After the bazaar we went downtown to the Nile, took a boat ride for an hour and then exhuasted we went home.

Tuesday we went back downtown to the newly remodeled Cairo Tower, then went to eat famous Egyptian Koshary, did some sightseeing from the car around Cairo and back home for a late dinner at a very nice place here where we live.

Wednesday they were not able to get on their plane.... why, well because the airlines did not want to let them check-in as we arrived as they were closing the check-in. Now mind you, we were NOT late. We got there an hour before flight departure, which we thought was sufficient for regional travel, Cairo to Amman, but nope.

So in the airport we sat, watched the World Cup, ate, drank and off they were a few hours later.

Oh and don't think they could just get on next plane, oh no. We had to "reward" a few people to get them on, because thats how they roll here. Money talks and everyone speaks the same language, insane!

So it was wonderful and we had such a great time. They did bring their two kids, their seven year old daughter who was so adorbale and fell in love with Charlie our cat and their 14 year old son, a great kid. They had a blast and said they want to come back to Egypt soon.

So tomorrow is 21 weeks. Still feeling great, I just hope all is still well. I think I'll go see Dr. K around 24 weeks.

Have a great Friday! xoxox

It was a HOT day but still lots of people

The Sphinx in all his glory

Restaraunt at Al Azhar Park overlooking the Citadel of Saladin

Colorful shisha pipes at Khan al Khalili bazaar

Hnadmade necklaces at the bazaar

Antiquities.. NOT! For sale at the bazaar

Cairo Tower

View from Cairo Tower

Another view from Cairo Tower

Abu Tarek, a famous and CLEAN place to eat Koshary
Policemen ride camels at the Pyramids


  1. I am so glad you had a great time. Sounds like you were on the go the whole time. The pictures are amazing. I am so glad you are feeling great and hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

  2. Sounds like a great few days, I always have so much fun with guests but I feel even better when they go again, as I get my home to myself :)
    The pictures are beautiful, makes me want to visit egypt.

  3. Very cool pictures! But, boy, does it look hot! Sounds like you guys are excellent hosts...

    Also, I hope they have an elevator in that tower!

  4. What a lovely time you had! and it's great you feel so well! I'm sure all is well in your belly and can't wait for the next update!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful time! Love the pics :)

  6. LOVE your pics, thanks for sharing, now I want to go more than before! Look out, I might take you up on your offer :)

  7. That sounds amazing! I want to come visit!

  8. Oooohhhh love the pictures! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time.

    Love the blanket you got for SuperBaby! Congrats on a healthy boy, so exciting!

  9. Your pictures are so cool. I have always wanted to see the pyramids in egypt and when I was younger I wanted to be an egyptologist or paleontologist.

  10. Sounds like an amazing time was your pictures....And I wish you tons of good luck for the next appointment....

  11. sounds like a fun time, but it also sounds like you deserve a massage! :)

    congrats on 21 weeks, my dear! xo!

  12. 21 weeks - WOW, super and fantastic!!! SO excited for you. Ok, I want to come visit - looks beautiful and really - police ride camels?!?!

  13. Hi! Been catching up on your blog. Been away from blogging a while.
    Wow, and Yay! 20weeks! and a boy!
    I love the pics, wish I could come visit. Glad to read everything is going well.
    Can't wait to know his name. We never told anyone our kids names until they were born. We just didn't want to hear people complaining about them. I used the excuse to my family that it was Jewish tradition (or superstition) to not say the babies name until they were born. I'm sure the name you picked is lovely.

  14. I know the feeling of having people visit and wanting to show them as much as possible in the little time they have! You put it right, it's a marathon and in the heat of the desert is never easy! We live in abu dhabi and when we get people coming during the summer it's feels like so much work because of the heat! Lovely pictures of Cairo!

  15. Love the pics - one of my dreams is to travel to Egypt. I'm so glad that you're doing well and can't wait to hear the report from your doc's visit in a few weeks. Thanks for sharing your itinerary.

  16. Looks like you are having an amazing time!!! Happy ICLW!

  17. Sounds like you guys are better than a tour company! It looks beautiful.

    ICLW # 131

  18. Your pictures brought back overwhelming memories of our few days in Cairo. Sounds like you had a ball. Glad all is well with your pregnancy.

    Happy ICLW

  19. Sounds like a great time was had by all! I also can't believe how far along you are now!!

    Here for ICLW
    Rach @


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