Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Yummy just look at that ...this basically a base made out semolina flour ,covered with fresh creamor eshta & then sprinkeled with every nut you have ..cashews ,hazelnuts,pine-nuts..
What do you think ?
What it is your favourite?
Monday, August 24, 2009
I will try to write several posts of the traditions of Ramadan in my country.Egypt is famous with many Ramadan traditions as the Fanoos & the madfa' el Iftar & mawae'd elRahaman, but that is a whole other post.
In this post I've included pics that I took of the Hussein mosque in Cairo.It is an amazing mosque near Khan El Khalili area(most famous for the silver & Pharoanic souvenirs you can buy there).
It has become one of the many customs of ramdan to eat Iftar there & then pray Maghrib, Isha & Tarweeh at Al Hussein & then maybe go drink tea with mint at one of the million kahawy in the area & stay until you eat Suhoor & pray fajr.
To read a bit more about the history of the mosque you can go HERE
First here are some pics from the outside of the mosque
The rest of the pics were taken inside the womens' section. Needless to say that the architecture of the mosque is breathtaking. take a look:
While I was taking these pics the most amazing thing happened a group of Asian muslim sisters (my guess is that they were Pakistani) were visiting Sayedna El Hussein & they started chanting these amazing words praising the grandson of the prophet peace be upon him. The rest of their group was on the male section of the mosque. A guy was reciting the words while the rest of the group chanted along with him.It was a magical moment.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
I have been postponing this tag forever now...& it has been difficult to write!!!
I'm very glad I did & near the end I could at atleast add 3 more points but I'm sticking to 10!
I tag anyone who feels like doing this.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Two reasons for this post 1st I really miss Egypt ….& I also I wanted to share this amazing place with all of you….this is the inside of Al Hakim be Amr Allah masjid in Al Hussain area in old Cairo…..it’s located on the Mo’z ledeen Allah Street ,wich is a piece of enchanting old Cairo… I just wish I took more pics..these were taken by my Best Friend & it’s a reminder of a wonderful day …
Monday, July 06, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
We inspected the plants & masha Allah we saw the most amazing butterflies flying around the basil drinking the nectar out of the flowers...
The girls were so excited at the sight of the butterflies...we even tried touching them...
Everone knows that finding these natural phenomenon is very hard in the city ....so we were quite enthusiastic ...
here are some pics I took of the grand event !!!
Friday, June 05, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
By that I mean all our cousins and aunts from both sides of the family...it was all women and children .
Although we had some grumpy moments from some people who cannot seem to enjoy themselves at all ...yes you know yourselves...the over all experience was good & lots of fun...
Our 1st stop was at Fagnoon
It's other name is Sabil Om Hashim.It's run by some amazing artists....they really know how to get the kids excited about arts.
fagnoon is located on Sakkara Road, Giza
Once we got there the children and some of the more un-inhibited adults enjoyed playing on the monkey bars
Then we paid the fee of 45 LE for every participating child or adult.
they gave us a presentation of all the things we can do.
You can choose from
pottery, wood carpentry, agriculture, baking, jewelry making, iron smithy ,bead work,drawing with colored sand,and others.
They also give you a choice for a mud fight or a colors fight where they fill small plastic bags with colored water & you get to throw it at each other.really messy and fun stuff.
To reach fagnoon follow these instructions:
To reach Fagnoon from the Pyramids Road, turn on the Maryoutiya Canal towards Saqqara. Fagnoon is 12.5 kilometers down the canal.
If one is traveling by public transport, take a microbus in the direction of Saqqara and ask the driver for a drop off at Sabil Umm Hashem.
If one is coming from the Mounib Ring Road, take the Badrashein- Maryoutiya exit. From this point it is 9.5 kilometers to Fagnoon.
One of the things one will notice just before arriving is a bridge named after Nobel prize winner Ahmed Zuweil over the canal.
ofcourse everyone opted for the pottery it's so much fun