It’s always nice when both Eid and Christmas fall during the same time of the year here in Egypt. Out & About doesn't like it when anyone feels left out. Now everyone in Egypt can go through the holidays together as one big dysfunctional family.
We love (and sometimes hate) the holidays here in Egypt for so many reasons, here’s some of our favorites:
The freakin busy streets - If the traffic in Cairo and Alex weren't bad enough. Now add about 2 million more of us trying to buy that one more piece of junk we don't need before everything shuts down for three days.
Those holiday signs - Egyptian store owners will do anything to make an extra buck. So its no surprise that during the holidays they fill their stores up will all different types of signs and decoration to try and encourage us to come in and buy something. We just wish they would open up a dictionary before writing those damn signs. Habby Holedays and a Mirry Krismas anyone, Bay too and tak one free, etc…..!!!!
The Christmas Spirit at City Stars - If you can't be in Paris or New York for Christmas, then City Stars is the next best thing. You really have to give the mega-mall credit; it does a good job with the Christmas displays and the carolers. Now if they could just get rid of those annoying people that are always there.
That special color of red (and were not talkin about paint) that is everywhere - Do we need to say more? Just watch your step.
Those are some of our favorite holiday memories here in Egypt. Let’s hear some of yours.
Habby Holdays and a Mirry Krismas from Out & About