I had a day I would like to share with you; it is a day you will not hear from to many people.
Mohamed and I traveled thru the Sahara desert to a city called Ismolia it's near the Suez Canal.
We traveled by car like a taxi but with about 6 other people also going to the same city so the fare was like $1.25 per person to go over 100 miles .
It was so great to see the desert as it is now, with factories, which manufacture products for Egypt and the Mid East in beautiful buildings of different colors so nice on the desert.
Along the road, also you will find watermelon farmers selling their goods. Mango trees and pine trees and fields of corn .Unlike the farms in the USA but small farms containing goats, sheep and donkeys. It is so odd to see this all in the Sahara.
Mohamed and I met his friend and we took a walk to the Suez after seeing the bridge that crosses the Canal it is the largest bridge outside of San Francisco, so great and strong looking.
There is a small crossing at the Suez Canal, there a small ferry transports cars and people across free, it only takes a couple of minutes to cross. When you are on the other side, you are in the Sinai.
Sinai is where the war with Egypt and Israeli was and now there is a monument erected there near the shore line.
We sat at a small dinky cafe having cokes and chips and watching the large freighters go by and seeing all the flags of their countries to identify them and also the cargo they carry thru the Canal.......It's so hard to believe that I was really there and sitting and walking on the Sahara in this part of the world
Mohamed said, it is called Asia now this part is connected to Asia cool right :")
Across from this on the other side we came from is the compound for the Pres of Egypt, a wonderful Villa and a Mosque and a huge guest house and all this near the Canal, very grand and, yet not overdone.
With all I saw today can you believe I forgot the CAMERA
(( what a dummy right?
Well, I just wanted to share this with you since it was an exciting day and in my minds eye a memory I wish I had with pictures.
I wanted to share this with you before I fly home to USA. If only I had pictures