Medan had a beautiful mosque. That’s good, because it didn’t have much else.
I know it’s a mosque. What I don’t know is what are those objects that are on the grass that appear that they may be headstones or markers for a grave. The mosque at Kuching is impressive. If you ride a bus in the city, you get to see the mosque often because the bus station areas are right around the corner from the mosque. There are other mosques in Kuching. This was the biggest one I saw.
It is a mosque in Jakarta that is supposed to be able to accommodate 200,000 people for Friday prayers. Who am I to try and count that high? What I can say is that it’s big. Really big. It’s also quite modern and quite impressive as a building and as a religious site. I was really lucky. They were having prayers during the time I went for a visit and I got a tour of the facility from one of the guides at the mosque.
Masjid Jamek is supposed to be the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I can’t say that it is or it isn’t. I can say that it was supposed to have been built around the turn of the century in the early 1900′s. I can say that I like the way it sits, among the palm trees. It is very close to the center of the city. From here. I can easily walk to lots of other tourist attractions. Plus, there’s a subway station right beside the mosque.
Brunei didn’t have many big buildings. In the capital of Bandar San Begawan there was a mall and some athletic fields and a nice downtown section on the river. There were no bars. Alcohol isn’t sold in the country. It was an interesting place. I think a night on the town consisted of dinner and a movie. By 8 Pm there were few businesses open. I thought about sneaking down to the Sheraton to see if I could sneak a drink…
There are lots of tours that go to the Mohammed Ali Mosque in Cairo. This is a picture of such a group. It was not my group. I had a private guide for the day. The lady in the picture is a tour guide. She is, in all probability, a college graduate and she makes great money, as far as jobs for women go, in Cairo. Unfortunately, she doesn’t make a lot of money, at least compared to what she would make in the U.S. Fortunately, her cost of living is much lower.
I would say a visit to the Mohammed Ali Mosque is a must see in Cairo. If for nothing else, the view from the hill is incredible. The Mosque isn’t half bad, either. The picture really doesn’t do it justice and the views of Cairo from the backside are simply like nowhere else I’ve ever been.
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