Today was a fantastic day to be in Egypt. There are cars all around on the streets – blaring their horns continuously. The whole nation is joyous. Egypt lifted the Africa Cup – by beating Cameroun. The joy is so infectious – that I couldn’t help feel happy for Egypt.
Mom and I were on the Nile – in one of those fancy river boats – which are eternally anchored on one place. We were there eating fish in the ‘Fish Market’ boat – enjoying fish: when Egypt won the cup. And the environment was fantastic with the people celebrating around. The restaurant gave us a complimentary drink to celebrate.
Yesterday night we had been to the famous Khan El Khaleeli market. Here is where the famous Al Azhar mosque and Islamic Seminary is located. It is more than 1100 years old and students from all over the world come here to study Islamic theology. There are students from Indonesia, India, Bangladesh etc. who come here. They teach a more moderate leaning of Islam which is far from the Wahhabi cult.
The Khan El Khaleeli market is famous of souvenirs and small fry where you can get good bargains for stuff you can buy. Here are a few pics from there.
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