Sunday, June 22, 2008

Exotic Enigmatic Egypt! Part 7

I'm recovering well and will be taking out the stitches tomorrow! Yay! While I can't fully celebrate by having a feast yet, let's head back to my recent Egypt trip ;o)

Now, it was time for lunch and we were rather excited as we were told that we'll be having Chinese (a change from all that pita bread and hummus was most welcomed at that time!) but our hopes and expectation for a yummy meal were dashed when the first dish was set onto our table.

Chinese Vegetable Soup in Egypt!
Just look at how they served us vegetable soup - ala army camp style!

We gulped down our food to fill our stomachs as we needed energy for our next activity; shopping in Cairo's biggest shopping bazaar, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. So, not much words from me but here are some scenes from this place.

Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo
Chilling upstairs
Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

Taking a break
Someone decided to have a meal at the bazaar - Though after such countless meals like this for the past few days in Egypt, I wouldn't have ordered such a meal. However, I do like the way they served it. All the plates on a big tray and could that possibly be a makeshift vase??? Or is that plant supposed to have its leaves pluck and eaten???? Hahaha....Back to shopping again then!
Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

Little Girl Selling Beaded Headpiece
This cute little girl was selling these beaded headpiece for USD1/piece. She was a great salesperson;demonstrating and teaching her customers how to don one.
Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo
From noon till sunset we were shopping at the bazaar. Soon it was time to move on to our next agenda, dinner with cultural performances.


To be continued...

15 comments:

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Gosh this is so colourful and busy it makes KL pale in comparison! Exotic and enigmatic is right! ;)

Rasa Malaysia said...

MW, you were right, just came back from Europe and went to Madrid. The food in Spain is really not that good. Tapas are sooooo over-rated. ;)

BTW, are you on Foodbuzz? If not, send me an email I can refer you, can make some real money, perhaps RM500 a month.

J2Kfm said...

haha, yeah, I guess eating the same thing day in and day out really got on your nerves huh? :)

Cokeworld Citizen said...

ooo your bazaar photos helped alot. I was reading "The Lost Gospel". Almost half of the book was about the antiquities trade in Cairo. It's like reading a long winded Indiana Jones minus the action. lol.

Big Boys Oven said...

get well soon then we go makan makan together!

mama bok said...

Glad you are feeling better my dear.. and what lovely pictures.. :)

ilene said...

Hope you're feeling better by now. Going to the dentist must be a phobia for you now! Take care.

New Kid on the Blog said...

Egypt! One word to describe... 'COLOURFUL'.

jason said...

I can see shishas! :)

Jackson said...

nice nice nice!!

Nic (KHKL) said...

the picture of the little girl looks good. like a NG or Discovery cover liddat ;)

I Cook4Fun said...

Sorry to hear that you are not well. Hope you get well soon. By the way I truly enjoyed looking at all your beautiful and colourful Egypt photos.

daphne said...

oh dear! I hope your wisdom tooth (gap?!) is feeling better now. I dread that day.....*shudder*

But the colours of these photos! BEAUTIFUL!

more pita bread? kekeke

wmw said...

Kenny : Can you imagine how I felt being there? I was blinded by the colours! LOL!

RM : Hahah...at least you now know what I meant.

j2kfm : Eee...constant reminder! Hee hee..

Cokeworld Citizen : Well, my pleasure in assisting you :o)

BBO : Waiting to go back into full mode chewing action :p

Mama Bok & Ilene : Thanks! Much better now...

NKOTB : Yes, amazing colours in this bazaar!

Jason : I tried shishas (hookah) in Egypt!

Jackson : Giving you more pics to add on to your dream about Egypt.

Nic : Thanks ;o) Now, if only NG themselves thought so too! :p

i cook4fun: Thanks for the wishes and compliment!

daphne : Thanks, better now. Hahaha...yup, more pita bread post to come ;o)

Simon Seow said...

Should have ask you to buy me a Shisha set.