06 December 2009

Views from the road - pedestrian edition


The view from the roof terrace includes the herd of sheep living in the ruined plot below us.


Two kinds of people you can depend on for constant hassle as you walk down the street: The caleche driver who will take you anywhere for 5 pounds and the fellucca captain with a good price.


The souq is split between selling glittery things for tourists and useful stuff, like these huge foul bowls for the locals.


We are close to the beginning of the high season in Egypt and many cruise boats are anchored here to be refitted and cleaned up before they go back to Luxor for the winter rush.


More random specialisation of Egyptian shops. This one concentrates on blenders and sewing machines, presumably on the premise that it doesn’t matter why things whirr round, as long as they do.

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