Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just a little about HIM

This will be my last blog post until the 20th. I was trying to think of one good thing to share with you before I go.

Then I realized - I never really told you about HIM. You know... the egyptian. Sure, you hear me rant or rave. But let me tell you a little about where he is from, and what that world even looks like. To the left you see a picture of the egyptian and I in front of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. This was taken November 14, 2007. It was hot, it was dusty, and it was all a little overwhelming. Oh.. but oh soooo exciting.

A LOT has happened since then. But I must admit this - my time in Egypt, remains TO THIS DAY - the happiest time of my entire life. I kid you not. I never felt more relaxed, at peace, happy, loved, safe... I can't come up with enough descriptive words to describe how marvelous this country is.

I would like for you to take a few minutes and watch this video. I think it does a great job of illustrating the basics of Egypt. I am a visual learner, myself - perhaps you could benefit from this also.

It is sincerly a beautiful country, and the people are the most hospitable. I want to share a few photos with you of my travels:

One of the most remarkable things to me was the call to prayer 5 times a day. Simply - AMAZING. I found a perfect video that will one - let you experience it (in Alexandria, where my husband is from) and to see the streets of Alex.

I don't know about you, but if that was my first time seeing the "real" Egypt I would want MORE! I found another excellent video that would show you exactly what I saw and how things works. This video is from the streets of Alexandria.

As you know it is the end of Ramadan as of today! Happy EID! I tried to explain Ramadan in an earlier post - but as always, I found a video! It's short - please watch it, and it is good quality!

Finally, I hope you enjoyed this little trip to the middle east. I will leave you with a little more "culture" if you will!


Jen G-son said...

Ugh you just FEED my travel hunger. Egypt is on the top ten list!!!!

Nicole said...

Got your hook up right here!! :-)

The Bipolar Diva said...

I wanna go!

Robin said...

Foreign countries are always so intriguing. So much to learn!

I dedicated a video to you again todaythis week. I hope you like it!

Mama Hen said...

Nicole this is just great! What an amazing trip and experience! Wow! I come from a multicultural family and have gone to many different countries and seen and learned about different cultures. It is always such a magnificent experience. This was a great post! I want to thank you for your kind comments! I really appreciate it! I like the picture of you you two in front of the window. Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Gaston Studio said...

Nicole, I lived in Egypt for almost 8 years, so I know how much one can fall in love with it and its people. You should know though that, technically, Egypt is part of the Near East, not the Middle East.

Bossy Betty said...

I have always wanted to go to Egypt and now want to do so more than ever!


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