Friday, April 5, 2013

A-Z April 2013 Challenge: Egypt

This is part of the April 2013 A-Z Challenge.  Enjoy!

Two years ago, my friend and co-teacher, Jan traveled to Egypt with her son.  She described it as the most enlightening experience she has had to date.  She sailed on the glistening Nile River, rode a camel and gazed upon the Great Pyramids at Giza.  I envy her. I would love to experience authentic Egyptian cuisine.  Jan did caution me about the water.  Consequently, she fell ill shortly after the trip.  She said that she drank bottled water.   But, one evening she drank an alcoholic beverage containing ice.  The ice was not filtered.  Hopefully, I will not make that mistake.  :)

Happy Birthday Jan L. Scott!

Drabble- n. a story told in exactly 100 words.


  1. Ice cubes! Will remember that if I visit.

  2. I think anymore we all need to be careful with water anyplace! Sounded like your friend Jan had a good time though!!

  3. I have wanted to visit Egypt since I was a little girl. It is such an interesting place that holds many mysteries and stories. One of them might be "What's up with this water?"

  4. Best abstain from salads too. Their ingredients are washed under local taps. In the '60s I had a terrible time in Mexico until my stomach became accustomed to the regional parasites.

  5. Yep ice is a trap for the unwary as are salads in countries like Egypt, not to mention clean cutlery, and how you clean your teeth (bottled water please) etc etc. But it's worth it all if you really want to see a country.