It was my favorite place for Koshary. As well as many other people’s. I couldn’t always get my own table so I often had to sit with other people. There were certain times of the day when there was no way to get a table alone. I didn’t really mind if my dining companions could speak some English. Since El Tahrir was a couple of blocks from the American University I often dined with students. Sometimes though, I had to sit with a local and just smile, point and grunt a lot. The koshary was worth it.
Only in Egypt have I ever drank Blackcurrent fanta. I grew particuarly fond of the drink during my stay in the country. Personally, I think Wal-Mart could make some serious profits if they carried the concoction.
This is a picture of the crowd which is on a hill overlooking the Sphinx. People go there to get a good view. The problem is that they all go there to get a good view and the place gets really crowded. It is one of the best places to get a good, close camera shot. There are certain places in Egypt where there are lots of funky white folks. This is one of them.
A room view at the King Tut. The TV had CNN and 375 channels of Islamic Prayers.
There was an ice cream shop across from one hotel in which I stayed.
Tea is everywhere. Everyone served me tea. All the time. It was an insult to turn down a glass of tea. And, much to my delight, it always had leaves in the bottom so that I could tell whether it would be a good day or a bad day…
The bath. Not home, but I saw a whole lot worse in Egypt. Who amd I kidding, I stayed in rooms with a bath that was a lot worse. This isn’t the Hilton, though…
Oliver is not standing there looking for rabbits.
Yes, we are cool. Yes, we are in Egypt. Yes, we got a little drunk last night. SOOOOO??????
Am I sometimes reall stupid or what? By the way, that’s Saudia Arabia in the background. This means I’m pointing west. Maybe I’m not so stupid after all…