Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Exotic Enigmatic Egypt! Part 4

Almost a wordless post. Just the sights and scenes around Egypt, this time in Alexandria. As usual, do click on the highlighted words from more info (linked to Wikipedia).

Pompey's Pillar, Alexandria

Pompey's Pillar, Amud El-Sawari in Alexandria

Parts of the Roman Amphitheatre

Stalls
There were stalls located along the way as we made our way to the Citadel of Qaitbay but we had no time for that.

Citadel of Qaitbay

Door of  Citadel of Qaitbay

Inside looking up - Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria
Inside looking up - Citadel of Qaitbay, Alexandria

Guess what we had for lunch...yet again.
Lunch - This again?

Fish lunch
I still had room for more food as some of you would know that I'm not a fish fan!
Strawberry juice
I did find something that I absolutely love in Egypt, their fruit juices. The strawberry juice is fresh and it's so thick, the straw stands! It's about RM9 per glass (best was at Athenus Restaurant). I tried the mango juice also which is just as nice.

Cafe
There are quaint cafes along the streets like this one, very much tempted to stop by for a cuppa.

Dusty Egypt = Dusty parked cars
But Egypt is a dusty/sandy place (not all the time), and looking at how these parked cars were, I had second thoughts about drinking at cafes located by the road :o).


To be continued ...

24 comments:

a feast, everyday said...

awesome pics, better than postcards. what lens did u use?

PenangTuaPui said...

Egypt is a MUST go place for me at least once in my life time...

I believe it worth for me to spend $$$ on besides food.. :P

u got very nice shot... but I have some words for u...

do u mind to change ur water-mark font....? or at least change the color to white...

It looks diisturbng for me to have those in the lovely photo that u have shot....

hi.. I am Huat Koay from PenangTuaPui.com

Precious Pea said...

Beautiful shots!!!

You mean you had that fish??? No other choices issit?

PureGlutton said...

Wow...great pictures! The ruins look so majestic. Gazing at them, one is almost transported back in time to the Age of the Pharoahs!

wmw said...

A feast, everday: Thanks, I used the kit lens 18mm-155mm.

Penangtuapui : Hahaha...thanks for your suggestion. I sometimes change the colour depending on the background but red is usually the colour I stick to. I have my reasons for using that at the moment. One day though....thanks again.

Precious P : Yup, no other choice that day! :o(

pureglutton : Thanks for the compliment and for dropping by.

Lianne said...

egypt's a must place to visit for me too but the makan factor no oommph lah. i heard marrakesh is good place, wanna go? *big grin*

mama bok said...

Awesome pictures..!! yes.. !! i love their mango juices.. can't get enough of them. :)

Nic (KHKL) said...

wow, that's one long and sturdy pillar there.....

hmmm, from the food pics,i can understand why u miss nasi lemak ;)

sc said...

lovely pictures as usual :). ooohh, looks really hot over there..did you get sunburnt?

JeromeFo令狐冲 said...

Wow...The last is are crazy.
dusty until that kind of level.
Lolx.First time i see straw standing like that.

J2Kfm said...

so thick, the straw stood straight? haha, funny I sense some obscenity ... =P
but your photos really brought the exotic Egyptian feel to life ...

New Kid on the Blog said...

Incredible pics! I never know it's that dusty. Look at the cars... OMG.

team bsg said...

We couldn't help thinking since they practically have nothing much else to do many hot and dusty thousand years ago except bathing in the long shallow Nile and putting immaculate whitish make ups , those purring Cleopatra types must have imagined and insisted on having those many made-up titty sharp structures whicha they din have themselves codenamed Pyramids nearby and then also those big long thing straight up as subtle reminders to their drunken un-upright usually downcast Emperors of what shud might have been .

So is it correct or not dear ancient traveller ? O time travelling witness ? You can yet solve our unsolved mystery TQ vm

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the 5th pic looks so unreal..! brilliantly taken la..i can only imagine..still hands and a good dslr..shit..no ned to even buy tripod!

ai wei said...

what's more i can say, another WOW here. amazing, i love ur photos a lot

n... those cars are real dusty. guess they need to car-wash everyday e?!

wmw said...

lianne : Hahaha...don't mind checking it out, but let me get over my craving for local food first.

mama bok : Yah, who would have thought that they serve such wonderful fresh fruit juices in Egypt!

Nic : Now only you know why, didn't I say it often enough (four times already since this is Part 4!). Hahaha...

SC : Didn't get sunburn but got really dark. Kept putting sunblock lotion :)

jeromefo : Hey, thanks for dropping by again. Yah, guess people there are probably frustrated in keeping their cars clean. LOL!

j2kfm : Aiyah, no double meaning lah...this is a PG rated blog (or should I would want people to think, muah ha ha....)

NKOTB : Hahaha...Yalor, no need to wash car like that. Haha...

Team BSG : This is the first I heard of such tales...so, I can't confirm whether it's right or not but there're some logic to it. Hahaha...Your minds sure works in mysterious ways hence the understanding of mysterious Egypt, eh???

Joe : The 5th pic of the fortress Citadel of Qaitbay with all that people??? Why is that unreal??? I'm puzzled now. Do let me know but thanks for the compliment.

ai wei : Thanks...aiyah, if I live there, I would probably wash my car with water only...spray clean, no soap, no scrubbing. Too much work and might scratch paintwork with the grains of sand/dirt :o)

Beachlover said...

Love your picture as always..How you carried your bulky camera wt hot weather?.Now I fallin love wt your camera,amazing photo!!

JeromeFo令狐冲 said...

Lolx.No problems =) Will drop in here from time to time. Only great blog worth to visit.

jason said...

Wahlau, it's not worth getting a car in Egypt!

Cynthia said...

There's so much to see...

durianberry said...

You captured their architecture so beautifully! Ooh I like their cafe. Almost like Paris, but with extra serving of sand :P

Sugar Bean said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, they look so pretty. Would want to visit this place if I have the chance. The cars are really dusty, haha!

wmw said...

beachlover : Wah! Thank you for the compliment. Well, it was "dry" hot weather so that helped a bit (don't know if I can even use the word help, hahaha...)

Jeromefo : :o), thank you!

Jason : Hahaha...nolah, not worth the effort of cleaning your car more like it.

Cynthia : It's really quite surreal.

durianberry : Hahaha...I would love the chance to say this if we order a burger by the roadside "Gimme a burger with everything on it but hold the sand!" Hee hee...

SugarBean : Yah, I wouldn't want to stand still too long in one spot :o)

vkeong said...

I see someone has a new toy :P and it's very evident from the super wide angle of photos lol. The cafe is really beautiful.. there's no way in Malaysia we can find such a restaurant..