Eish + Malah is a recommended place to have a cup of tea around Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo.
Eish is bread and Malah is salt.
The customer base is about half foreigners and half Egyptians, there is an English menu, and the clerk can speak English.
It is closer to Ataba station than Taharir Square, but in any case, it is within walking distance. By the way, I walked from around Ramses station at this time, but it took about 20 minutes.
There is also a morning menu, so it is open early in the morning.
Maybe it's a little different from your image of Egypt? It's a nice cafe that makes you feel like you're in Europe.
It is a state of the Egyptian Museum on July 28.
I think that overseas travel is still a long way off in Japan, but Egypt is visited by many travelers from all over the world.
So, I'm often asked, "Why don't Japanese people come?"
On this day as well, the Archaeological Museum was very crowded, centered on groups.
The burial goods of Tutankhamen have been taken to the Great Egyptian Museum, so I feel a little lonely. The golden mask will be carried just before the opening of the Great Egyptian Museum.
The opening has been postponed for years, but I just hope it will open later this year!
El Abd, a sweets shop near Taharir Square and popular with travelers, has also opened in the Heliopolis shopping mall City Stars near Cairo Airport.
After all, cheap and delicious ice cream is popular.
Previously, there were only vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and mango flavors, but there are also flavors such as pistachio, lotus biscuits, berry yogurt, caramel, and mystica (I don't know the Japanese name, but they are a little sticky like Turkish ice cream). It was increasing.
Inside the store, you can find Arab sweets such as basbousa, Western sweets such as cakes and biscuits, breads such as donuts and Danish pastries, and other shops that sell only at Maurido Annabee (Prophet's Birthday). Confectionery is always available. Drinks such as shakes are also sold, but it seems that this is not very popular because the old birds are always singing.
About 50 people are newly infected with the new coronavirus in Egypt a day.
The number of people wearing masks has become a minority, and Corona feels like it's over.
At the shopping mall, there is a mask check at the entrance, but most people take a mask after passing there. On the other hand, the staff of the mall does not pay attention.
That's why Egypt's daily life is almost the same as before Corona.
The mall is very crowded.
Egyptians go out at night, so the number of people starts to increase in the evening, and around 22:00 is the busiest time.
Hello from Cairo!
This is a photo taken a while ago, but I would like to introduce you to Ramadan's Sohor (a meal you eat before the start of fasting).
Sohor often eats the breakfast menu (usually not Ramadan month).
The second and third photos are an enlargement of the first photo.
The two dishes in front of the second one are fava bean paste called fool.
The hummus on the right side has a chickpea paste called Honmos on top.
Besides, the aluminum plate is Shakshouka.
Shakshouka is sometimes introduced as an Israeli dish in Japan, but it is also a common home-cooked dish in Egypt.
The croquette-like thing that you can see on the right in the middle of the third piece is called termeiya, which is fried with crushed broad beans and vegetables such as coriander and parsley as seeds.
The lower right is hummus (chickpea paste).
Please put them all in the bread in the upper basket.
You can sandwich the raw vegetables or chew them as they are.
Since this restaurant is Palestinian, the bread is thinner and smaller than the typical Egyptian bread.
The breakfast menu looks a bit heavy to the Japanese, but on the contrary, Egyptians cannot eat rice or fish from the morning like a Japanese set meal! I'm thinking.
Even at the hotel's breakfast buffet, there are usually fools and termayas, so if you come to Egypt, please try it!
Have you experienced VELTRA's online tour yet?
We also offer several types of online tours in Egypt.
One of them is an Egyptian home visit and a live tour of the Pyramids of Giza!
As you can see in the picture, I visited the pyramid ... but actually this is the view from the roof of the guide's house!
The staff is a cameraman and we are doing a live tour with two people on a three-legged race.
To be honest, I was wondering, "Is online tour interesting?" (Laughs), but it's surprisingly interesting! I can recommend this with confidence! I can say that.
We are also preparing a course to learn hieroglyphs and a new tour ♪
We look forward to your participation!
As many of you may know because it was covered in Japanese news, the mummy was transferred from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the Egyptian Civilization Museum in Fustat on April 3rd.
This time, 18 pharaohs and 4 queen mummies were transferred.
A large parade was held and was broadcast on television in Egypt.
Currently, 20 of the 22 mummies transferred are on display at the Egyptian Civilization Museum.
(The remaining two are "in preparation", but they may have been damaged during the transfer ... ??)
In front of the museum entrance, there are pillars that introduce the mummified pharaohs.
Egypt has a strong image of a desert, but surprisingly there are also plants.
The flame tree is in full bloom right now.
You can see a lot on the well-maintained highways, residential areas, and parks.
Egyptians are not very interested in trees and flowers and do not know their names at all.
All trees are "trees", all flowers are "flowers", lol
Japanese customers often ask for the names of trees and flowers, so there is also our Egyptian Japanese guide who researched and learned hard.
Vaccination has begun in Japan, but vaccination is also underway in Egypt.
The application method is easy.
All you have to do is register your ID number (passport for foreigners) and address on the designated website.
As you can see in the picture, you can choose to display in English, so you don't have to speak Arabic.
After registering, you will receive a registration number in a short message.
As in Japan, the priority was given to medical staff, the elderly, and people with underlying illnesses, but for some reason I didn't hit any of them, so my turn came early and the first vaccination was given in mid-May. I've been doing it!
The Moroccan government has decided to extend the sanitary emergency, which started on March 20, last year, until March 10, 2021 until April 10. This is the 12th extension.
In addition, Morocco is currently closing restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets after 20:00, prohibiting going out from 21:00 to 6:00 am the next day, and taking measures against the new coronavirus.
Aircraft and passengers have been banned from the following countries since the first case of a British variant infection was confirmed in Morocco on January 18. (As of March 2)
・ Countries where entry is prohibited UK, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany,
Netherlands, Belgium, Italy
From September 6, 2020, foreign business visitors with invitations from Moroccan companies and foreign tourists from visa-exempt countries booking hotels will be issued a PCR 72 hours before departure time. You can enter Morocco by submitting a negative test certificate.
January and February are the coldest months of the year in Morocco, but the temperature has risen sharply since late January this year, and here in Ouarzazate, the days reminiscent of spring weather continue. ..
There, almond flowers, which are very similar to Japanese cherry blossoms, began to bloom, so I went to the World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou for cherry blossom viewing.
Ait Ben Haddou is usually very crowded with foreign tourists as the almonds bloom, but no foreign tourists were seen at all. Most of the souvenir shops were closed, and several cafes and restaurants were open, but there were few customers. It was quiet and a little lonely.
There are few new infections in Ouarzazate.
Currently, regulatory measures such as obligatory wearing masks, prohibition of public and private meetings and celebrations are being taken.
The streets of Ouarzazate look normal and calm during the day.
However, at night, measures against the new coronavirus are being strengthened as follows.
・ Closed restaurants, cafes, shops, and supermarkets after 20:00 ・ No going out from 21:00 to 6:00 the next morning