Monday, May 27, 2013

Felucca Cruise


Our felucca captain joked, "You remind me of the man who went to Egypt, and when he returned, all his friends asked him, "How was it?"  "I haven't developed the pictures yet," he said."  In that spirit, I'm presenting our wonderful felucca cruise as a picspam without much in the way of commentary.

Five Dishes or Drinks to Try in Egypt


We had mezzes several times during our trip, but my hands down favorite was at Sofra in Luxor.  Sofra's mezze platter is a combination of eight hot and cold offerings from their mezze menu, served with pita-like bread.  A little poking around the internet shows me that which eight you get varies.   Ours included...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Belly Dance in Egypt

Visiting our friend Kate while she worked in Cairo was the excuse for our trip, but Lis and I both had ulterior motives for wanting to visit Egypt.  For me, it was because I had wanted to be an Egyptologist when I was seven.  For Lis, it was a bit of a pilgrimage.  As a belly dancer, Cairo is the place to go for the art, and yet, it's also a harsh reminder of how dancers are perceived by modern Egyptians.

I'm too sexy for my country.

Valley of the Artisans and Medinet Habu

Valley of the Kings

image by watchsmart