Sunday, August 01, 2010

Favorite Egypt memories

Just in case Thursday's post left a bad taste in your mouth, here's a happier take on our summer in Egypt. Presenting: our favorite memories!

Visiting Alexandria. Sadly, just visiting, not living there.

Sending Miriam to a neighborhood summer day camp for a few weeks. Best decision of the whole summer, and Miriam agrees.

Except for maybe the decision to buy a kiddie pool and put it on our balcony. Brilliant.

Visiting Ibn Tuloun Mosque. That place is awesome, and you can climb the minaret!

Watching World Cup games. Jeremy got the best game - watching Algeria vs. USA in an all-Egyptian cafe. I got the short end of the stick with Ghana vs. USA in an all-Egyptian cafe. Let's just say I was the only one cheering for America.

Staying with the Heisses and watching Miriam color with Rachel for hours on end. Seriously, hours.

Discovering a used bookstore called Bookspot. They sell used books for cheap, then buy them back from you. AND THEY DELIVER.

Rocking the Khan al-Khalili's world when we went there with a friend and her kids for a grand total of three blonde-haired, blue-eyed adults and five blonde-haired, blue-eyed children, ages 4, 3, 2, 1, and 0. It is possible we left some of the vendors with the impression that both us women were Jeremy's wives...

You know what my absolute favorite memory from this summer was? Our trip to Syria. Hands down, no contest. That place is amazing.

Aaaaaand that's it from me until we're back in America!


Sherwood family said...

I'm glad that the Khan trip made your 'best' list and not your 'worst' list, considering the meltingly hot day that we went on, and the crowds, and the endless jewelry shopping. I'm happy you came!

Liz Johnson said...

Good luck with the trip back!

robin said...

oh man, i love all your posts. i've been reading, just not commenting lately. sorry about that.

and i totally share your sentiments about ithaca. i almost cried today at church like 15 times because i miss it so much. it's depressing...

but anyway...!

Jessie said...

That first picture is so, so, so great.


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