Monday, December 16, 2013

The Snow in Egypt

 For some bizarre reason these days I can't load photos from my desktop so all my posts are from my phone or iPad. We didn't get any snow in Cairo or Giza at all, just enormous quantities of rain. The snow in Egypt fell on New Cairo which is a suburb up on the desert hill just east of Cairo and in St. Katherine's in the mountains in the center of Sinai. It isn't at all that unusual to get snow in Sinai, but snow in the gated communities east of Cairo was a first. There was no snow at all at the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, despite photos posted to Facebook. Those were either a park in Japan with miniatures or photoshopped.

Someone else's photos of the snow in Cairo

3 comments:

Anita said...

Thanks for the information. I'm glad you cleared that up. I commiserate about the winter mud as I lived on a farm in a place with particularly sticky, unpleasant clay mud most of the winter and it seldom got cold enough to freeze. Summers were glorious but mud never was!

Mary Ann said...

I saw one of those photos this morning on FB, and wondered, so I'm sure glad you told it like it really is!

William Kendall said...

I'd heard about the snow over in Israel... and I had seen an image on Facebook with the pyramids. Figures it'd be a faked one.