Now here is the promised part II of my photos of the lovely people of Egypt. I think you’ll find a large contrast in what you’re seeing on the news.  God bless the people of Egypt and may they continually be in our prayers. .

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These three are photos that I held my camera to my side so that they wouldn’t see I was taking their photos, just wanted to catch them in their reactions to us. That way my camera was not a variable that affected me being able to display their culture. Again they were very friendly!


Here are the two guards or “tourism police” that accompanied us through the streets of Garbage city. They wanted us well protected, so we were followed with men with guns the whole trip.
Don’t let their smiles fool you! They would have taken anyone down for us! Love the colours. It’s not till you get home and look through your photos that you realize how different their decorating was! Beautiful! Just hanging out! Some beautiful children selling bread! She was a character! They just make me smile! These little ones were adorable, I had to snap a few of them…

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These three just really show them in their element! Our leader Dave, telling us about the Coptic churches in Garbage City.  The churches are in the caves right near the city.

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Egypt was a place of refuge for Jesus, and this is very important to the Christians in Egypt.  May it soon be a place of refuge for them as well.

/ I know I keep saying this but the children were so beautiful, loving and such sweet hearts!

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I was walking along after they let me take their photos and then slowly I feel two hands take mine.  Thanks for Cody for capturing the moment! Touch breaks the language barrier…melted my heart for sure. .

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He’s holding a remote control, smiling at us from his balcony!

.. Alexandra and I on News Years Eve with our waiters on the Nile river! At the pyramids, this is where the real tourism business is!  Remember the woman selling the headpieces from this post? https://jjmediaonline.com/2011/01/egypt/ That’s her behind him. This is me waiting til he looked my way to take his photo.  He’s smoking, but I still liked the effect. Jonathan and I called this man the “picture police”! He stood in front of this epic spot to take a photo of the sphinx and called people over to take photos through the rails…Now once you went to leave his personal favourite place to take pics, he wanted a tip! :)  What did I tell you this is where the real business men are! He was right though, that’s where I got this shot! https://jjmediaonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/DSC_01911.jpg Doesn’t this man make you smile? This is an everyday occurrence for him, just riding his camel near the pyramids! Selling souvenirs, I waited til the market though, much better deals! The people and their city. Egypt is wonderful! The pyramids are truly astounding. I don’t know I just really loved this when I saw all the people getting cozy in this van!  Always room for one more! Reminded me of Kenya :) The people of Egypt are very family oriented.  They build stories onto the building when their family expands.  When a son gets married he will live in the flat above his parents. This wonderful humble man taking the time to teach us a few Arabic phrases before we head out for the day! Let me leave you with one of my favourites!  Look closely at their method of travel! Isaiah 19:25–The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.” Thank you for joining my journey! Next post will be about the wonderful crazy Americans that I went on the trip with! -Jennifer

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