Yes, this week’s article is late – very late – and short. But for a good reason: I’ve been to Egypt last week, for working purpose. I accompanied my working team for one week to lay my eyes on the beautiful tombs we’re going to publish. And I can tell you – being back to “Al Misr” was a wonderful experience. Not only that my Arabic has been back just in time after five years of no usage at all. I absolutely missed this country’s dualisms. The desert and the lively fertile lands. The hot sun and the ice cold nights. Those super kind people who can be so hot tempered from time to time.
Egypt is a wonderful country. Not only due to is outstanding historic remains. But also to is contemporary culture. If you ever find your way to the country of the Nile, give yourself some time, don’t just stick with your cruise liner, but also try to get in touch with the locals. Try to learn some basics in Arabic. It is a beautiful language. Stand on some desert hill, feel the Egyptian sun in your neck, look at the Nile Valley and think what all that must have looked like thousands of years ago.
Due to its dualisms, life in Egypt is not always easy. It has never been. Anyway, humans managed to create on of the first high cultures of our history next to river Nile. Their remains are well-known and beloved all over the globe. The Egyptian culture has been mother and inspiration for all European cultures. I am more than happy that I had the chance to visit that magnificent country again. Hopefully, my next break won’t be that long!
Have you already been to Egypt? If so – what have you seen? Were you there to dive? Or have you seen some fabulous temples and tombs from ancient times? Did you buy some souvenirs?