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|
|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|