Saturday, November 24, 2007

Camels Yes, Rain No


One of the wonderful things about Egypt to my way of thinking is the fact that we get about 360 days of sunshine in Cairo/Giza. But sometimes we don't. I took some friends of mine to the Giza plateau on camels on a day of storms blowing down the valley leaving us with wonderful patterns of sun and shadow in the desert. When I warned them to bundle up as we were a bit late in the day and the wind by the pyramids could be bitter, I got some pretty patronising smiles. "Poor thing, she's gone soft living here for so long". Those smiles changed to chattering teeth when that wind came blasting past the pyramids and crawling inside sweaters. And when it started raining, well....

6 comments:

Gail's Man said...

One hump or two?

Jim said...

How neat it must be to be able to take friends on a camel ride to Giza. Great picture, you caught them off guard, LOL.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool shot! Super. Mary (Detroit)

Dan said...

Why does it always seem to work out that the bad day is the one day you have guests to show around?

Great picture!

Urang Awak said...

Greetings from Bahrain,

As always I like your blog, the pictures, and the commentary!

Btw, its getting colder too here in Bahrain and bitter sometime1

Have a nice day then Maryanne!

IRC President said...

in Egypt nearly all camels are one hump.