Egypt

I’m heading home in a few hours. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. It was such an amazing trip.
Here are a few more images from our trip.

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Prayer time
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After leaving Luxor we had to join an armed convoy to drive us across the desert. We were headed to the city of Hurghada on the Red Sea.
One did get to make one stop on the way there. This lady was walking around with a goat on her horse trying to make some money off the tourist.
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Sunrise on the Red Sea. We didn’t do much while at the Red Sea except just relax. It was a nice break in the middle of our trip
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Back to Cairo
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This guy needed a shave right in front of his store
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Need some spice
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We decided to do a day trip to Alexandria. So we jumped on a train. That was an experience. I can’t belive what we went through just during the buying a ticket process.
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When the trains pull in people just jump off rather that walk off the correct exit on the loading docks.
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These are working hard. I saw a lot of this,men just sitting in chairs not doing much.
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Made it to Alexandria
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Alexandria is right on the Mediterranean Sea
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Korynn and her boyfriends. It was funny,guys kept on asking me how many camels for my daughter
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A beautiful day on The Mediterranean
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Back at the train station,getting our ticket back to Cairo was tough. This is Katy trying to get to the ticket window which took about 45 minutes and she was 2nd in line.
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We finally made it on the train
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Back in Cairo
This guy was selling scarves. He liked us.
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Today we visited what they call Garbage City. I wish I would of had more time here. We were only ably to drive through it. I plan on coming back someday soon just to spend a few days here photographing families. Cairo has a major trash problem in some areas. In this area the trash just gets dumped off and people actually live in the middle of al this trash. They go through the trash to see what they can salvage. They actually turn a lot of this trash into beautiful stationary and various paper products. I couldn’t believe it.
I also could not believe these living conditions. There were kids everywhere in this area. I’ve never seen nothing like it. Woman just sitting in piles of trash digging through it with their bare hands. And the smell in this area was so bad. I still can’t believe it.
This is right in front of the doors of all their living spaces.
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This is a shot from above. The trash is also pilled up on the roof of all the buildings. Like I said these people live right in the middle of trash. There are also pigs and goats living with them also.
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Here is a couple of shots of the women digging through the trash
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Here is another woman digging through the trash while stray goats are eating what they can.
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We left garbage city to go by a neighborhood that Katy used to leave in
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Final shots of Cairo
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4 Responses to “Egypt”

  1. Heath Thomas Says:

    Garbage City! Wow, that place looks insane…..

  2. Jennifer Gilmore Says:

    What an amazing experience. I am glad you are taking so many photos – cool to look at. And to think I was so scared for you and Stephanie to go there! :)

  3. andy Says:

    So what is the going rate? 10, 20 30 camels for a daughter? :)

  4. [ b ] Says:

    dude, the trip looks insane!!! i want to hear stories and see more photos. hopefully we can connect around the holidays. forget how many camels for your daughter… how many for your wife? ;)

    merry christmas!

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