|… or a smile veiled in a higab.
|curly as Dina ...
|two kids in the City of the Dead
|the colours of a sand storm
More often than not, my subjects have broken the ice. The usual "Welcome to Cairo" is often heard, or maybe just a look and a giggle, making me be the first to speak. Invitations to participate in peoples selfies are very common. Egypt is experiencing a selfiemania at the moment, much as the rest of the world, it seems.
The fact that I am such a sought photo object myself, has a sad explanation, as there are not many tourists in Egypt these days. In the areas and the hours I am out and about, I see extremely few, if any at all.
I know my way in these streets. The rubble does not distract me and the cats amuse me. What I appreciate is the multitude of businesses, faces, activities and the make-do-attitude in the old part of town. It is a mystery to me how people cope on incomes as low as the standard here. But they apparently do, and many with grace, in spite of truly hard conditions. I will give examples later in the blog.
|A hot group selfie.
|A hot guy in a group.
|A group of hot guys.
|a teasing hat vendress
|she made me her friend
|Sunna in the City of the Dead
|Esraa in Darb al Ahmar
|Aya, Awatef and Esraa
Meeting people is what travelling is all about. Do it!