I live in a quiet neighbourhood which backs onto State Forest. All I hear in the mornings and evenings and throughout the day is birdsong so you can understand Egypt was more than a little bit of a shock to my system with constant noise.
The call to Prayer is something that most of us don’t hear in Australia.
I do apologise for the quality of the pictures – it was the sound I was trying to capture and occasionally a video where I thought I was photographing. Although it looks as though the pictures are on their side I think they will turn up the right way when played.
Cairo deserved the name ‘the city that never sleeps.’ In deed some nights it felt as though the city became more alive after 10pm at night. From our hotel room the traffic was constant as was the honking.
Weddings in Egypt So many religions, so many different types but all have call welcoming in the bride and groom. I only caught the last one but there were many whilst waiting for the couple to arrive.
The Sales Pitch – the Egyptians expected to barter and expected to work for the sale whether it be in the Valley of the Vultures or in a shop. We were taken to the shops being told that these were where the quality goods were to be had. We purchased one of the last items the fellow discussed and duly put ours outside – undercover but it got the sun. We no longer have it. The colour did last just not the material it was painted onto.
Luxor Temple So many tourists combined with calls to prayer by the mosque within the temple precinct. A bad picture but the sound says it all.
And then to Edfu and the horse ride. The third one is interesting as it shows a street in the town of Edfu as we travel along.
And at dinner on board our Nile boat noise still filled the air.
And when all should be quiet, as we went birdwatching on the upper reaches of the Nile – noise came with us.
Being a visual person I remember countries for what I see and how they make me feel. Some countries I remember also for smell (Vanuatu) and sound (Egypt). Do you have places you have been that you will be forever reminded of by more than one of the senses.