Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Last few hours in Cairo

It is a weird feeling to be leaving home (Egypt) to head back home (Canada). It's something that I cannot explain. With those few words, I leave you with this beautiful shot of the majestic Nile River.

Visit Egypt ... you'll have the trip of a life time!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Question to the newly "elected" egyptian president

If you are as fearless as you claim, if you're a just ruler as you claim, if you think the Egyptian people love you, why on earth are you surrounded by at least 9 body guards while you are praying in public!!??

The photo I saw today in the news paper really pissed me off. All what I see is a president who is fearful, and scared for his life. I see a puppet controlled by the Muslim brotherhood. During my month stay in Egypt, I tried go follow the news as much as I can. I have never seen a political party make so many mistakes and blunders in such a short period of time!! They started their campaign with a lie "mashrou3 el nahda". In my view, this is a crime. They lied to the most vulnerable group of the Egyptian populous. They lied to the poor and oppressed and gave them hope, only to yank that hope once they're in power. All what I see is a new political party using the same methods of the old regime to try and stay in power. Haven't they learned anything from the very recent history? Are they really that stupid and idiotic? I don't see them staying in power for long. Their political stupidity and arrogance will be their demise. And what a fall that will be for them.

Egypt is a rough diomand ....

It just needs some polishing to show its true beauty!!!

I left Egypt June 2001, and I've never been back to visit since. 11 years have passed, and here I am returning to Egypt spending my month vacation. And here is the month flying by, and I'm heading back to Canada in a couple of days. Mixed feelings fill my heart and mind. I don't want to leave, but I can't wait to go back to Canada. I'm sure the second I land in Toronto, I'll be longing to coming back to Egypt.

Egypt is beautiful! I fell in love with Cairo, its history, its people (well, some of the people). I can see a lot of potential in the country, and I have no doubt that this country will regain its greatness. I will post later about my opinion of the political situation in Egypt.

Here are some photos I took at El Mo'ez Street. It's a historic street that also connects to Khan el Khalili (one of the most famous markets). Enjoy the photos, and remember that you'll enjoy them more if you visit this amazing country.

 Sultan El Ghouri's mosque
 El Ghouri's complex

 At El Mo'ez Street with my sister

 I'm particularly fond of this shot

 Sitting inside El Sehemi's house. It's a historic house in El Mo'ez Street