Tuesday, December 19, 2006

معجبانية وصبية*

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الدقي مساء


I always say "Spain is a Gem", but from now on I'll add "and Egypt is a dusty one".
Don't get me wrong, Egypt -Cairo actually- hides & demonstrates different faces of history, art, heritage ...etc, but in a dusty presentation (see: Pollution), this may apply to Beijing as well.

I spent 7 beautiful days in Cairo... and I'm not done nor satisfied yet.

Highlights from the past week:
  • Celebrities are everywhere: Nabeel El-Halafawi, Ahmed Bedair, Saber El-Reba'ey, Hamdy El-Wazeer, Sami El-Adl & Tariq something (I forgot his last name)... I even saw Muhammad Al-Jasem in El-Hussein, he was the only one there wandering in Ghutra & 3gal.
  • First Mall & City Stars.
  • El-Hussein:
- visited the alleged shrine of Al-Hussein bin Ali's Head !!
- Had tea & "Sa7lab" at "Waley El-Ni3am" & El-Fishawy Cafes.
- Made a brief visit to Naguib Mahfouz Cafe.
- Had Egyptian Pancakes from "Fa6a6ry El7ussein".


  • Had lunch at Abou El-Sid, and met a wonderful blogger.... now introduce yourself ;)
  • Tomorrow, we're planning to attend Al-Ahli's training. (they came back from Japan earlier today and jammed Cairo's traffic... like it needs more jams)

You can find some pictures of the past week here.


on a side note...
to my surprise my mom called today and said instantly "Hak kallim M7ammad Sa3eed 7arib!!", and it was a nice opportunity to thank him for the creativity he bestowed upon us during last Ramadhan... and while I was talking to him, I kept hearing kids & grown-ups "screaming" of joy (including my 2 beautiful nieces).


P.S.
To write the post you just read, I turned "Gibran" into a Mosquitoes Graveyard, Macs are attractive, white, bright & "hot". (causalities: 25 smashed & 4 crippled).
يخرب بيت الناموس وسنينه


*مصر يمه يا بهية - الشيخ إمام قدس سره

16 comments:

شرقاوي said...

Cairo is covered with dust, litral and allegorical.

If you have not done so, try to uncover some of the historical dust, layer by layer, down to the distant past.

Your last post was titled "nothing but work", and I hope that you are not still busy with work.

Enjoy!

شرقاوي said...

literal

Muhammad Aladdin said...

هيه
علشان تعرف بس أن اللي عايش في مصر قديس
:P :P :P

Arfana said...

aaaaaaah i can still taste that um3ali :-)

The pictures look as wonderful as your blogger friend lol

Seriously though, I had a great time! Thanx for the company :-)

Hanan said...

Still in Cairo? Have a wonderful time. I haven't been there in ages. Will make up for it by going to Luxor over the Eid Holiday. Not the same, but I've never been there before :)

The picture is, as usual with your pictures of course, brilliant :)

AyyA said...

Spain is still a gym, no matter where I go, I could never see like Spain :)

neelaah said...

عفيه عليك
خوش نشاط
لازم متحف محمود خليل

الصورة عجيبه

Enjoy it

Ali said...

Hey iDip,
We, Ali & Musaed, would like to invite you to our podcast ... at
www.deera-chat.blogspot.com
Deera-Chat is a weekly podcast about our lives in Kuwait ... so check it out ... and then let us know what you think at
deera.chat@gmail.com

Alia said...

celebrities:

وآنا اللي عبالي بس انا اعرف نبيل الحلفاوي وحمدي الوزير .. طلعت مو هين


Om ali & fiteer mishaltit's pics are amazing >> very atristic

ومصر أم الدنيا

vincent said...

Idip! visit nile city mall Kournish Al zamalek its a good place to be cinema's and great shopping just opened tawni raye7la they have caspers too heh

iDip said...

شرقاوي،
شكرا :)

I won't touch the dust layers
مادري شيطلع لي
دستور يا اسيادنا

and regarding work..
ابشرك... الشغل لاحقين عليه في ٢٠٠٧

"nada mas trabajo" means -as far as I know- "no more work".

Al,
واشهد علـى ذلك... بل شهدت
;)

Arfana,
:>
ربنا يخليكي

Hanan,
thanx & enjoy Luxor :)

Ayya,
indeed :)

neelaah,
thanx & I'll visit Mahmoud's

Ali,
thanx for the invitation...
&
I'm a regular listener... keep up the good work.

Alia,
thanx :)

مصر أم الدنيا والعجايب كمان

وحمدي الوزير من ينساه لما كوته نبيلة عبيد في.. نسيت اسم الفلم
والحلفاوي يكفي دوره في رأفت الهجان

vincent,
thanx... & I'll try to visit it (the countdown to leave has started)

Shurouq said...

التخشيبة
عاطف الطيب الله يرحمه

من أفلام طفولتي.. طفولة نكد بعيد عنك :)

والله يسلمك ويخليك

Enjoy the holidays.

kila ma6goog said...

خو حط الصور

شحقة نسوي كلك و نرد مرة ثانية و كلك

ريحنا

White Wings said...

sounds like one heck of trip:)
if you make it to Madboli bookstore, tell the seller to take you to the back stach area, tell him: take me to the "place" and wink, then he'll take you to the heaven of all books, every condemned book, you will find lying there, in peace :)
have fun and be careful
أعياد سعيدة مجيدة
كل عام وأنت بخير

Brava Valentia said...

nice pictures...seems you had fun!

happy holidays,iDip =)

MasKeeNa said...

aLLah i MIsS Ma9er... WaNaSa
Ma awa9eeK...eat (keshk and bo9ara) YuMmMmYYyYy!!!

hOpe You had fun oVeR THeRe
A7BBB MA99RRRR
:)