Monday, June 20, 2011

Cairo, I hope to see you soon


My stay for the past 3 weeks in Egypt has come to an end, and it is very bittersweet. It is bitter because I have fallen in love with this country and its beautiful people, but it is sweet because my next stop is Jordan where a lot of my family reside. Alhamdulilah.

I didn't really know what to expect when I came here, on one hand I was extremely excited to see the new and improved Egypt post Mubarak, but on the other hand I had heard that I was coming to an overpopulated and extremely congested country. What I can confirm about Egypt is that I came to fall in love with a country full of hope and promise. I don't think I've ever met a people so welcoming and kind, mashallah!

From the surprisingly stunning historic architecture, to the most beautiful mosques and churches, to the awakening sounds of the adman, to the souks and cafes in Khan El Khalily which were overflowing with culture, to the mind-blowing and ever mysterious pyramids, to the hangouts in Tahrir Square which screamed a new beginning, to the outstanding nights on the nile, Cairo left me with nothing but fascination. I am sad to leave but eager to come back. And although I didn't wander much outside of this city (which inshallah I will next time), I got so much more than I could have ever imagined. May God bless you and bring you prosperity, and may your strength, perseverance, and progress for justice be followed by the rest of the Arab nations Ya Rabb.

I will miss you Cairo, but I shall soon return inshallah <3


A Muslimah

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