Monday, March 19, 2007

On the run..

In less than one month, I had two trips to Cairo, but this time it lasted longer, a whole week spent in the city that knows no sleep nor rest . I guess being alert, workaholic and always ready for more work is a part of the genetic composition of the people of Cairo!

This time , I had to go to Cairo alone , and meet up with a colleague coming on another trip from a different destination. My flight was okay , it takes less than an hour to fly from Amman to Cairo , and between elevating and landing with the snack in between , one can hardly feel the time. One cool thing happened to me this time , was meeting an old friend from university days whom I haven't seen since graduation , it was a lot of fun to catch up with him about life and everybody's news . I am always hit by this refreshing wave whenever I meet someone that I used to know from university days and have not seen for a while ! its always fun to catch up about others news , and know which docks their life boat sailed them to .
This time , I got to see the day life of Cairo , the days were extremely busy , leaving hotel on a very early time , to catch up a meeting or two in the smart village , which by the way one of the cleanest , most mordent places my eyes spotted in Cairo. Other than this , our attempts gone with the wind trying to reach any destination on time , the traffic in Cairo is a killer indeed , and this makes me wonder if any one keeps an appointment over there .

This time I was lucky enough to have a peaceful seal in the great river Nile. The sensation was unbelievable , to set in that boat , at night staring at Cairo lights all around , and enjoying the peaceful gentle movements of the boat , very relaxing , and I would guess romantic as well if the right people were around .

On my last day there , and after our final presentation , we went to pyramids . the site is magnificent , the enormous size of them , makes you wonder how could they build it , in the size of a mountain , rocks shaped equally and piled up in that pyramidal figure . I guess everyone had the same wondering , staring at the top of the biggest pyramid , perplexed with delusion of it moving forward the longer you stared at it . I've been always amazed by the pharos culture, and will always be.

I was finally free to do some shopping, after we got back to the hotel . Fighting the exhaustion and sleeplessness I had out of waking up early and sleeping fairly late , I decided that it was my only chance to check the modern Cairo and pay City Stars mall a visit. So I went there, on my own , was a bit freaked out about moving at night but then all went just fine , and on top of that I managed to buy two pieces that I can't wait to wear :) .

So , my next destination would be .. Syria , Lebanon , Pakistan , all of it .. I guess I’ll keep you updated !


nido said...

Very Nice! I'm glad you made it:) I think you can call this "A perfect" trip to Cairo! Haven't you been to Syria yet!? If not I'm sure you will love it there...I spent 40 days there travelling from one city to another, and I fell in love with 7amdillah 3assalameh and I hope you'll always enjoy your travelling:)

Summer said...

Danah, please let me know when you are in beirut....i would love to see you!! email me at:

e-nadaha said...

Glad you had a nice time..
and let me teach u a trick that'd help u get anywhere on time in cairo..Ride a local cab..they know amazing short cuts and always move half an hour early :D
may allah bless you danah :)

Sami said...

Neyallek ya Danah! ok someone 2a3ed beyno2...Egypt is so relaxing (as long as u r outside cairo)... you should visit us in Uncle Sam (US) land.

(Tealover) said...

Thanks nido :) it would\ve been even better if no work was involved .. I've been to syria several times .. the part I enjoy most there is the food ! hehehe .. Allah ysallmek and thanks for your comment :).

Hey Summer :) I am already there , and I'll contact you in the morning , I am so excited about the idea of meeting you. I hope it will work out .. inshallah !

I had a nice time indeed :) .. but work is killing me , I so wanna come back for pleasure Rasha :).. the thing I love most about Egypt is the spirit of its people , it is simply "Contagious".. and I kind of liked Heliopolis .. thats where most of my stay has been ..
I want to come back .. and have my own time to tour around :).

LOL Sami :) I guess you should take a vacation and tour around ( I need that as well .. can't wait for this to happen !)

Tamara said...


I'm jealous, every time I plan a trip to Egypt it gets cancelled or something, but I will go there one day !

(Tealover) said...

:) Hi Tamara .. you should plan it right , I love that country .. despite how crowded and unclean it is , but there is something about Egypt makes feel like coming back .. always ...

أُكتب بالرصاص said...

welcome in Egypt..i hope u enhoyed there.!!

and had a nice time..!
thanks for the phots..!and ifu have them