Dag 78 Cairo

Besoek die museum met al die skatte wat in die Faraos en Konings se grafkelders gekry is. Die belangrikste is seker Tutankhamun se goue gesigmasker. Gaan kyk die mummies van konings en koninginne wat duisende jare gelede gelewe het en magtige heersers was – en hier le hulle ook nou maar. Ons spandeer 3 ure in die musuem, dis ontmoontlik om al die skatte te sien, daar is duisende. Langs die museum is die Tahrir plein waar in 2011 opstande was met die Arabiese lente. Gaan eet in die down town tradisionele kos saam met die locals, dis rys, lensies, erjies, spagetti stukkies saam met brandsous, tamatiesous en speserye, alles in een bord. Dan besoek ons ou Cairo of Islamic Cairo met sy duisende moskees, die belangrikste seker Muhammed Ali wat duisende jare BC gebou is, loop deur nou straatjies waar die locals lewe en koop. Dis kameelvleis, lewendige kalkoene en hoenders, vis, garnale, vrugte, olywe, alles wat jy wil he, lyk maar rof, lyk my jy het ‘n keuse, vlieg of kaas, of beide met een stuk.


We visit the museum with all its treasures which were found in the tombs of the pharaoes and kings. The most important of these must surely be the golden face mask of Tutankhamun. We visit the mummies of the kings and queens who were mighty rulers and who lived thousands of years ago they are also only lying here. We spend 3 hours here, it is impossible to see all the thousands of treasures and artifacts.

The museum is next to the Tahrir Square where the uprising of the Arabian Spring occurred in 2011.
We eat traditional food down-town with the locals. It is rice, lentils, peas, pieces of spaghetti with a chilly sauce, tomato sauce and spices all on the same plate. Afterwards we visit Old Cairo or Islamic Cairo, with its thousands of mosques of which the most important is the Muhammed Ali Mosque, which was built thousands of years BC.
We stroll through the narrow alleys where the locals live and shop. Here you find camel meat, live turkeys and chickens, fish, prawns, fruit, olives, whatever your heart desires; It looks a bit rough, you seem to have a choice of three: a bite of fly, a bite of cheese or a bite of fly-and-cheese in one.


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