Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bathroom tips... Very important to know!

While cleaning the bathroom yesterday my mind came up with this post and after thinking about it the more I liked the idea. There is nothing worse than going somewhere on vacation and having problems with finding a bathroom or not having any clue how they work at all. 

I wished I had someone tell me about the things I am going to tell you so I could be more... prepared for the situation. I am the kind of person that, I have no idea why, but I am  sorry to say I pee more than a pregnant woman! Is true! You can ask my family, friends and of course my habibi they will all confirm this. I remember my last trip with my best friend in Mexico, ha! that was funny and well my BF is so into taking pictures she even took one of me walking to the bathrooms just to prove a point that I have to go a lot. 

Well in my defense I drink a lot of water! Yes, am not just saying it is a fact. Anyways moving on is safe to say that in Egypt the bathrooms are not pretty and they are not nice. It depends on were you go and of course being the good person that I am, I will give you some advice. First  advice be like a kid, go to the bathroom before leaving the hotel, your house or a place that has a pretty nice bathroom. Why? Egypt is huge to say the least and traffic can happen anywhere. 

Specially if you are on a tour, the places are distant and it could take forever in traffic just to get from one place to another. Believe me is not nice to be in a two hour traffic praying to make it to a bathroom and not wanting to empty your bladder on the car. So after you've done that first tip here is the things you need to have: 

  1. Tissue or toilet paper 
  2. Wipes 
  3. Hand Sanitizer or hand soap
These three things will make your life easier I never and I repeat never leave the house without it. Some places do have all the things you need but to be honest I rather be safe than sorry if you know what I mean. It has save my life many times to be prepared. Usually there are like bathroom keepers (that's what I call them) that they clean the bathrooms and they have paper for you to use. of course we tip them, one pound is fine or two usually no more than that. 

I think this about sums it up! Of course for guys this well it depends but usually it can work too! 

Thank you for reading and following me! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Missing out?!

So here I am today thinking about life in Egypt and working on my book and wanting to hear some music and that's when it hit me, since getting here to Egypt there are a lot of websites that I don't have access to. You would think that the Internet is something that you can access from anywhere anytime but I am sorry to say that is not true.

The first thing that happened to me was Netflix, as any other American I was subscribed to this service I enjoy the movies and of course the series! So when I arrived in Egypt after a few days I told my habibi you want to see some movies or series? He just looked at me and said "What movies?" I told him "It depends on what they have available on the website". So I turned my computer on and when I go to Netflix: We are sorry to inform that Netflix is not available in your country or region. Say What?!

So no Netflix in Egypt and I pretty much guess Africa too. So I have no idea why they still send me email saying We want you back, (seriously that is the headline on the email I swear), when is not available in my country!!

Then one day I was cleaning and I said to myself well I could use some Pandora to mix things up a little bit. A little bit of music while cleaning you know, the sponge could use a little incentive right? So I looked it up and bam! No service in this country either! So no Netflix, no Pandora and when I tried to buy some books on Amazon some of them are not available here either!

So needless to say is very annoying and depressing I guess somethings change and to be honest I don't miss Netflix at all, Pandora somewhat and of course the Amazon thing is annoying but I will get over it eventually. So what sites will you miss if you move to another continent?

Thank you for reading and following me!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Egyptian Museum!!

Well it looks like I can finally cross this of my list! I went to the Museum and let me tell you it was AMAZING! For those interested in going they open from 9am -5pm the cost is 60LE for adults. First off there is something you need to know and let me tell you it pissed me off when I found out, no cameras allowed  inside!

Needless to say that was very disappointing especially since when we got there my camera didn't want the batteries we bought when we were on the way so my habibi left me in the museum and said I will buy some batteries for you and he went to get them, it took him like 10-15 minutes and when we were at the entrance with our tickets, boom! No cameras allowed. What?! OMG! the rush was for nothing! Well not for nothing because I took some pictures of some things they have outside.

Well let me tell you after that the "boricua" came out! At the entrance there is a checkpoint they check your bags to see if you have a camera and I just look at the guy and said "Don't you see we have the ticket for the camera? Of course we don't have a camera" LOL Oh well after that I stepped inside and well it was so... so, WOW! Everything is so big, they have things that date 300 B.C. and well it's so beautiful and intact!

My recommendation is to go see the Pharaoh Tutankhamun's exhibition it is the best and its simply out of this world. Me being a very curious person of course, I touched the hieroglyphics on the tombs! I couldn't help myself they were to beautiful and exact, I needed to feel them! LOL My habibi was like you do know you are the only touching things? I said yes, but is stone! Anyway I suggest you go believe me it is truly a great experience. The museum is super big to be honest I didn't see all of it so I guess another visit is in order.

Here are some great pictures I took outside with amazing sculptures and stones. Enjoy them and please visit the Museum believe me you won't regret it.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy New Year!

Well It has definitely been a while since I wrote a post!! OMG! I am so sorry, really but I promise that I have many new things to write! I decide it to give a little twist on the blog. I was always thinking of just making it like a tourist guide and food related blog but to be honest sometimes I just don't know what to write! So in light of this discovery I decided that no matter what I will write at least one post a week.

It doesn't have to be about a place I visit, I think I can share a little bit more of what this experience is like. I have to say with all honesty that I have survived the first year in Egypt! On January 12, 2013 was my first year in Egypt and well needless to say my Habibi took me to the same restaurant I eat in when I got out of the airplane and it was just the most fabulous day!

I love remembering good memories and I love that all resolutions I had for 2012 came true. I am hoping for a good 2013 filled with blessings, new accomplishments and of course lots of fun! On that note I wish all my readers and followers a very happy and fruitful new year!

I am happy to say that I celebrated the holidays with my new family in Egypt my Habibi bought me a pine tree which I decorated so nice and well we had Turkey and rice and the whole deal! So I have lots of things to share with you starting with my amazing trip to the Museum!! OMG! It was so beautiful! I have the complete story and of course some pictures. Also I have a few restaurants to recommend and a few places for desserts that well, they will literally make you addicted!

So this is it for now I am writing about the museum today because is simple amazing. Thank you for reading and following me I hope you enjoy the new things that will come this way!

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