Saturday, February 05, 2011

Remember Egypt

Looking towards a hazy Cairo from the pyramids
 With all the recent events going on in Egypt, I began thinking of my trip there in February 2008 - 3 years ago!

I went to Egypt with three friends from when I was living and teaching in South Korea. The four of us spent a few days shy of a month in that country, travelling from Alexandria, to Cairo, to Luxor and Aswan, and places in between.

We visited many tombs, temples, and pyramids. We rode on camels (which was a lot of fun), walked around the busy streets, did lots of shopping, enjoying the sights and sounds of such a busy place, bought lots of souvenirs, and just took in the wonders of that ancient land.

Horses race past as we ride on camels to the pyramids

Egypt has its good points and its bad points, but overall I am so thankful I was able to go and experience the culture. I was afraid that I wouldn't like the food there, as I really didn't know what to expect; however, I ended up loving it! The people, for the most part, were friendly, though there is lots of begging due to the poor conditions/economy.

Egypt is in need of our prayers - prayers for what is happening, the safety of the people, the government, new leaders, direction, etc. To be honest, I don't even really know what to pray for exactly. I do pray for these things, but we are told in the Bible that even when we don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit prays on our behalf (I can't find the passage right now, otherwise I'd post it here. Feel free to let me know where it's found in the comments).

I thought I'd post a few photos of when I was in Egypt. I think if you click on them they will enlargen. I have probably a thousand photos (or close to it) and can always show more in future posts.

On the deck before our Nile Dinner Cruise

Please join me in remembering Egypt when we pray.


Mainline Mom said...

Wow, looks like an amazing trip and what a great point of view you must have on current events. Your photographs are beautiful!

Shelley L. Snyder said...

Thanks! Yes, that was definitely an amazing trip - loved it!