Friday, May 09, 2008

Exotic Enigmatic Egypt! Part 3

The internet connection is pretty unstable. So, I shall quickly load the photos and get this posted up. Remember to click on the highlighted words to read up more on the places I went too.

After lunch, we boarded our bus again and made our way to Mohamed Ali Mosque, located at Citadel. Here are some pics I took of this pretty place.
Mosque Of Muhammad Ali

Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Courtyard area - Mosque Of Muhammad Ali

Lights - Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Pretty lights - Mosque of Muhammad Ali

Inside Looking Out - Mosque Of Muhammad Ali

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From the mosque to the church, next on the list was the Old Hanging Church

Old Hanging Church
I felt a sense of calm here; dimly lit and silence all around...the only thing one can hear is probably the clicking of cameras. Hahaha....


When we left this area and headed towards our bus, we came across a stall that sells all sorts of nuts. We were so taken in by the large selection available (unlike our conventional kacang putih man's stall), the bunch of us made the owner of this stall a happy man as he pocketed our money in exchange for his nuts (Err! That came out wrong...haha....) when we ended up buying the nuts, herd mentality style. The nuts aren't that cheap, a small bag goes for 20 Egyptian Pounds (approx. RM12!) but they were absolutely delicious and worth going nutty over.
Going nuts

Makeshift nutshell bin
I only noticed this later...protruding upward and open pipes were turned into makeshift "nutshell" bin.

We then had a buffet spread for dinner at Happy Dolphin Restaurant. The place looked promising as we entered but alas, we had a familiar line up as far as the food is concerned. Hahaha....So, here we go...
Happy Dolphin Restaurant

Buffet line

View Of River Nile from restaurant
One thing to like about this restaurant is the view of River Nile...at least the sight of this river ended the night on a beautiful note.


To Be Continued ...




27 comments:

Cynthia said...

I would love to visit someday. Thanks for taking us on the virtual journey.

Kenny Mah said...

Good gosh, that mosque is so beautiful.. the earthy red tones and the golden lights... and the festivity of it all!

Who'd have known Egypt was so happening one... Thanks for sharing, dear! :)

J2Kfm said...

how did his 'NUTS' taste like? hehe ...

Nic (KHKL) said...

nutty over Egyptian nuts, eh? *sniggers*

nice night view of the nile river...i imagine day view will be just as nice...ok, ok..part 4.

UnkaLeong said...

Damn the pistachio's look good. Got bungkus balik ah?

daphne said...

those photos are amazing. The night view of the nile river.. wow. more to come i hope?

buzzingbee said...

One word.....BEAUTIFUL!!!
Read all your 3 Egypt post and my mouth opened real wide...so fascinated by the beauty and exotic feel of the place. The pyramid is really mind blowing!!!
Any hint of how much your whole trip cost?

p/s: Hope you don't mind me linking your blog to mine :)

Imbi & Itchy said...

wow, the mosque looked stunning! am still waiting for the food spread lol

mama bok said...

I took some of the same pictures you did... muahahaha!! freaky eh.. :) but i was in Egypt like some 10 yrs ago.. :)
I bet they have more changes now.

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

you've done justice to those beautiful bldgs. wow, the Nile River makes me think of Moses. wish i could go there too.

durianberry said...

Wah Egyptian architectures are so impressive! So much nuts.. impulsive buying would have forced me to buy every type

Jun said...

i like the 2nd pic. looks so majestic.

i've been seeing lotsa egypt pics lately. a bunch of docs recently went on an egypt/turkey trip, so i feel like i had already been thr thru all their (as well as ur) pics ;p

Vince said...

the pictures are amazing! What camera did u use to capture those? If you don't mind me asking?

Jackson said...

wondering when will i have a chance.....

Sugar Bean said...

Wow, really beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing the photos. Didn't know Egypt is so beautiful. Really wanted to visit this place someday.

jason said...

Was playing Prince of Persia lately and all the architectures look almost the same like your pictures! So majestic.

wonda said...

Ah, the Egyptian "kacang putih" man! Love pistachios. Any belly dancers to entertain during the dininig?

New Kid on the Blog said...

never this could be so beautiful...

ilene said...

WMW, WOW...SUPERB pictures! Great architectural designs.

Did you have to cover yourself when entering their mosque? And those nuts...phew..There's no need for me to click on the highlighted words to read further as your pictures say more than what words can't describe. Can't wait for part 4.

kampungboycitygal said...

such stunning architectures! i wana backpack to egypt!

sc said...

really beautiful pictures! what's your camera brand again? :p

wmw said...

Cynthia, Daphne : There's more to come... :o)

Kenny : Actually, there's a similar, better, bigger one in Turkey (though less lights). Check it out here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ayasofya-Innenansicht.jpg

j2kfm: "THE" nuts were delicious and really fresh! Heehee

Nic : Yes, "THE" nuts were a hit!

unkaleong : Didn't bungkus balik....it was too early in the journey and we thought the paperbag might not last till the end of our 12 day tour.

buzzingbee : Thanks for the compliment and linking me. I'm not sure about the first part of the trip as that was a company trip. But the extended 7 Days 6 Nights Tour which covers the souther part of Egypt (plus Nile Cruise) was another RM2300. Sedunia Travel did the arrangements for us and they did a good job.

imbi & itchy : Not much to feature when it comes to food... :(

mama bok : And will you go back again???

terri : Hahha...thanks, The River Nile is amazing! If you haven't, it 's a place one must put on their "lifetime" travel list.

durianberry : As much as I wanted to, not enough cash if buy all. Each type, small pack RM12 wor. Hehe...

wmw said...

Jun: Thanks! And where will you, doc, be heading next to? :o)

Vince, SC : Thanks. I'm using a Nikon D80, still rather new to it :o).

Jackson : Got...remember what we talked about?

Sugar Bean : Thank you...it's a beautiful place but I see a lot of poverty too. More stories on that later...

Jason : You playing games alone or with someone ;o)?

Wonda : Yah, we got treated to some belly dancing!

NKOTB : Egypt has its mysterious ways...

ilene : No, we didn't have to cover ourselves. We were advised to wear long sleeves clothing and nothing "flesh" showing like some plunging neckline clothes. If one did, that can be just covered up with a shawl.

kampungboycitygal : Backpack??? Who's that? Boy or gal??? I think if that's you gal...have to think hard. Carrying enough moisturizer and sunblock lotion around will probably kill our backs! Hahaha....

ai wei said...

wow oh wow! that's really beautiful of egypt! really wish i could witness these myself

wmw said...

ai wei : Can...go for a holiday in Egypt! :o)

ming said...

I've just discovered your blog - your photos are incredible. I know because I have been to the same places and my photos look nothing like this!!

wmw said...

Ming : Thanks for dropping by and for the compliment! Hope to see you around more often :o).