Thursday, March 26, 2009

What a trip

Where to begin?
Gosh that is difficult, but bare with me!
I ONLY took 972 pictures…
I suppose recounting the trip is almost as exciting as having been there.
First stop Cairo, Egypt, Pyramids Park Intercontinental hotel Cairo. The Hotel
We were all so very tired from the flight.
Sleep was not difficult and the body so enjoyed being able to stretch out full
We left from Myrtle Beach, S.C. at 7:15 a.m. arrived in Cairo at 9:10 the next day
Egypt Time!
Next post Mondy Bazaar and Giza and the horrendous traffic…
Mondy Bazaar was the first bazaar opened in the pyramid area, it has been open
since 1982 but the history of this bazaar doesn't start at that time. The history of
this bazaar started in the twenties when the grandfather of Mr. Mondy opened his
first bazaar in the center of Cairo and started to contact with tourists and learned
how to give the best quality and the best work. Then came Mr. Mondy's father who
opened his own shop near the Islamic monuments, which was the most popular
place for tourists at that time and he took his father's experience and developed
his own goods and shop. Then came Mr. Mondy who learned from his grandfather
and his father the secrets of how to make the customer comfortable and how to
make the best work and quality. After quite some time he saw that there were no
bazaars near the pyramid area, so he started to open the biggest bazaar in this
area and called it by his name so no one forgets it "Mondy Bazaar". And he started
to use the 60 years of experience from his father and grandfather, till he became
the most famous salesman in Egypt, and his shop went to be the first shop to make
a good Cartouche.


Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh this is a great set of photos, can't wait to see more.Glad your back home

Old Wom Tigley said...

Welcome back Dee...
Excellent post.... I look forward to seeing more from what must have been a truely fantastic trip.
I bet it was great to see the dog again... did they miss you all... I bet they did. :O)