World's Most Congested Cities - and Cairo is one of them!!!

Cities with the highest density of population per square kilometer are the logical candidates for becoming the most congested, because congestion increases as the growth in their wealth increases the number of cars versus the less expensive alternatives of bicycles, motor scooters or motorcycles. Cars take up more room whether they are in motion or when parked--if they can be parked. U.S. and European cities have often chosen to place garages in new buildings, while older nonindustrialized cities often lack such amenities. Cars may therefore be parked everywhere, legally or illegally. The cities with the highest level of population congestion are: Manila, the Philippines; Cairo, Egypt ; Lagos, Nigeria; Macau, off the Chinese coast; Seoul, South Korea; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic. To drive a car in any of them might be the ultimate challenge.Well over 50 million cars are being manufactured in the world each year, and they have to go someplace. There are over 240 million vehicles in the U.S. alone, while the world estimate is over 750 million vehicles and counting. The tilt is toward more vehicles for those places least able to cope with them. It is estimated that by 2030 the number of vehicles in the world will double.These cities have priorities, but the priorities rarely include building new roads or repairing old roads. The investment that's required also includes elements that go far beyond digging, filling and paving. There is a political nightmare that involves the need for land to build the road and a buy-in from the government, local despots and citizens. Making a better commute can get lost in the shuffle of appeasing or greasing each of these individuals or groups.

FISHING IN EGYPT





Usually when people think about fishing in Egypt, they think of Hurghada, Sharm, or Nasser Lake where they can rent a boat or sometimes even fish off of a dock. However, fishing in Egypt is much simpler than that.
I got in my car and started my journey on the west bank of the Nile in Cairo. I passed Imbaba, Wara', and then I passed the Ring Road. I thought I was lost, so I asked around about a famous bridge where people fish. One man was very helpful and told me to go straight until I reached a bridge called El Galatma.

After traveling about 20 kilometers, I found the Galatma Bridge. It is an old bridge with many gardens and trees all around it. I parked my car and went to walk on the bridge. One of the main means of transportation there was the donkey and people looked so cute riding them. The Nile looked very clear and calm. There are two little bridges beside the Galatma Bridge where people stand and fish.

PRICES IN EGYPT

That is a deeper topic and can not be limited just for prices; it is a political, economy and history of Egyptian regime since 55 years
So it is so surface when you just feel sorry just for prices?
No do not be sorry Egyptian will always manage.
And will survive we never need any sympathy of any one.

But if you like to talk about Egyptian political stand?
Economic situation?
Education?
Government? Private sectors?
Egyptian low? Etc
Human Right for Egyptian?
And you have to talk about all of those factors than you can talk about the prices because it is one out come of all that factors.

Made in Egypt


what is a shibshib?
A flip-flop type shoe

Smile required

smile and get paid 10 $ for one smile

Who would pay?

u will pay the 10 $ to your self

Shocked

Good luck and tell me how much u earn a day Wink

Things not to say to men

You look just your dad.

Did you remember to lock the back door?

The ceiling needs painting.

And to think, I was really hoping to get picked up by your friend!

You carry on, I'll just finish this book.

It's my mobile! I must answer it.

Oh, by the way, I scratched your car this afternoon.

Steve used to do that.

I've thought of the answer to 5 down. Hang on, I won't be a sec.

Sorry about that ~ must be the baked beans.

Someone wrote That about Marriage in Egypt

the recent facts:
in the usa, u must take all documents, all your marriage papers, divorce papers death certificates and birth certificates all first to the secretary of state to be authenticated.. 2nd: all the papers that the state gives u back with all authentications on it and the reference paper they give u, u must send these to the egyptian embassy in the usa, ny ny for the egyptian stamp on the back of these documents. wihtout these, u cannot legally be married in egypt. i have done it and i am going to do it again. these things have to be done before u marry in egypt. 3rd. make sure u got your visa from the egyptian embassy in ny ny at the same place. look these addresses up on line. o and dont tell them about your marriage plans.. they dont take kindly to those reasons on a tourist visa. 4th, once u r in egypt, you and your man have to go to the us embassy in cairo(dokki) to sign a paper(and also show your proof documents u have) that u r free to marry. and the man must take a special paper to be singed by his church or mosque people saying he is free to marry. for christian: saying he has never been married. there was also some other funky paper i signed there but i couldnt read the arabic and my husband was filling in answers. 5th. must apply for marriage at the ministry of justice building(garden city) and also there u r to be married. and u must have 2 male witnesses there with u. no women. the egyptians pick any men in the waiting room and ask them, if u cant bring anyone u know. in this building, your egyptian man will have to do all the talking because there is not much english being spoken there. and the actual marriage is horrible to me. o yeah, u must take 5 photos of your face and 5 photos of your mans face to be stapled to the marriage papers during the marriage. all u do is sign the papers. now the new laws egyptian is the muslim marriages r now being recorded by a mazoon(like a judge). but it is not a legal marriage unless u follow those embassies laws. which r the ones i told u. usa has states which govern groups of cities and counties.
luck

Nile




Egypt is the Nile. From ancient times to the building of the Aswan Dam, the unpredictable Nile shaped the country and its people. The yearly flooding led to the development of mathematical, astronomical, and engineering knowledge way in advance of other civilizations. Planning for the years when the harvest was poor led to the development of government and a system of laws. That Egypt has survived for 6000 years is due to the bounty of the Nile. Life along the Nile has changed little over the millennium.

The water of the Nile varies according to the weather. It is hot when it is hot and cold when it is cold.

"How to Keep a Woman Happy"

>>>>"How to Keep a Woman Happy"
>>>>It's not difficult ?
>>>>All you have to do is to be:
>>>>1. A friend
>>>>2. A companion
>>>>3. A lover
>>>>4. A brother
>>>>5. A father
>>>>6. A master
>>>>7. A chef
>>>>8. An electrician
>>>>9. A carpenter
>>>>10. A plumber
>>>>11. A mechanic
>>>>12. A decorator
>>>>13. A stylist
>>>>14. A sexologist
>>>>15. A gynecologist
>>>>16. A psychologist
>>>>17. A pest exterminator
>>>>18. A psychiatrist
>>>>19. A healer
>>>>20. A good listener
>>>>21. An organizer
>>>>22. A good father
>>>>23. Very clean
>>>>24. Sympathetic
>>>>25. Athletic
>>>>26. Warm
>>>>27. Attentive
>>>>28. Gallant
>>>>29. Intelligent
>>>>30. Funny
>>>>32. Tender
>>>>33. Strong
>>>>34. Understanding
>>>>35. Tolerant
>>>>36. Prudent
>>>>37. Ambitious
>>>>38. Capable
>>>>39. Courageous
>>>>40. Determined
>>>>41. True
>>>>42. Dependable
>>>>43. Passionate
>>>>WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:
>>>>44. Give her compliments regularly
>>>>45. Love shopping
>>>>46. Be honest
>>>>47. Be very rich
>>>>48. Not stress her out
>>>>49. Not look at other girls
>>>>AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO:
>>>>50. Give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
>>>>51. Give her lots of time, especially time for herself
>>>>52. Give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes
>>>>
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT:
>>>>53. Never to forget:
>>>> * birthdays
>>>> * anniversaries
>>>> * arrangements she makes
>>>
HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY!!! :
>>>1. Leave him in peace
>>>2. Feed him well.
>>>3. Let him have the remote control.
>>>
Men .... what a demanding creature !!!!!!!

Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women

PREGNANCY Q & A & more!

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.

"ESTROGEN ISSUES"

10 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE "ESTROGEN ISSUES"

1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: "How's my driving-call 1- 800-".
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from "outer space".

9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday..

TOP TEN THINGS ONLY WOMEN UNDERSTAND
10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.



AND, the Number One Number One thing only women understand:

suggestions for A trip

See the Pyramids!! its a MUST.

cairo museum, you need a good whole day

you might like the Pharonic Village

Khan el Khalili is an absolute MUST

The Citadel

Saqqara (The Step Pyramid) is worth a visit. It's easy to do Giza and Saqqara together. Often, people rush too much to enjoy the beauty of this amazing city.

Take time to enjoy the parks, the river walks, Zamalek, views from Cairo Tower. Garden City and downtown, Islamic and Old Cairo. Take a motorlaunch trip or enjoy the beauty of a felluca at sunset. Enjoy the very modern malls, as well as the traditional markets.

BC

I work with cancer breast ladies daily ,as they undergo imaging of their breasts .

Anyway , i wanna stress that annual mammographic asessment after age of 40 is of extreme importance ...

Maybe breast self examination( BSE) incraesed DETECTION but i find it difficult to believe it increased incidence . more women are seeking advice when feeling new lumps in their breasts , sometimes too small to be felt on regular clinical exams ..and many times they were only felt coz she was examiing herself not because it is a remarkably felt lump .

Breast cancer is a curable cancer , and it is really crucial if discovered early , sometimes it presents without a felt mass ! and in many instances it is dicovered on annual imaging performed for screening , before it is palapable for the doctor or the lady herself ..
again , it doesn't have to present with a lump ...!!!! i saw frequesnt cases where , we locate suspicious calcifications and when they are taken out by a biopsy they turn out to be a carcinoma or an "insitu" , the latter is a stage preliminary to developing cancer , if left undetected will certainly develop cancer ...
so , pls pls , do breast self exam monthly together with annual mammography after age of 40 ,
those with a postive family history will need to start their mammographic screening ,maybe as early as 30 years of age ...

Denial is one of other stages any natural human being goes through when he is told that he might be dying ... anyway these stages end wih acceptance.. usually ..

Siwa



The area is famous for its dates and olives, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Egpt. Olives oil is still made in the area by crushing the olives from the 70,000 olive trees in the area with stones. The dates are gathered by zaggala (stick bearers), who must remain celibate until the age of forty, and the area boasts some 300,000 date trees. It is located on the old date caravan route, yet until recently, it received few other visitors and retained much of its heritage. In fact, until the battles which took place around the oasis in World War II, it was hardly governed by Egypt, and remained mostly a Berber (Zenatiya) community for the prior thirteen centuries. Siwans continue to have their own culture and customs and they speak a Berber language, called Siwi, rather than Arabic. Interestingly, each October there is a three-day festival during which Siwans must settle all of their past year's disputes.

Therapeutic Tourist Sites


Tourist sites offering curative services in Egypt include Helwan, Hurghada, the Fayoum Oases, Aswan, Sinai, and Safaga on the Red Sea coast, among others.

Aswan's dry weather is ideal for enjoying sand bathing during the period from May to September. Sand bathing is useful for curing various diseases such as rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. In Aswan, many hotels have physiotherapy centers manned by efficient and highly trained staff experienced in various types of massage therapy. Moreover, rheumatoid patients can be treated in hot sands surrounding the mountains. The calm and beautiful landscape and pollution free environment also contribute to speedy recovery. Aswan, clear sunshine all the year round together with extremely dry weather provide an ideal atmosphere for curing rheumatism and bronchial asthma.

Further south, Abu Simbel, with its high rate of ultraviolet rays and a low humidity rate during the period from December to March, also provide a congenial environment for treatment of these diseases.

The Nubians in this region still practice traditional medicine, particularly herbal treatments. They use a plant called "Halef al'Bar", in treating common colds, "Damsisa" in treating urinary tracts diseases and baked and ground pomegranate peels in treating dysentery.

New Valley's Curative Springs and Herbs

Another therapeutic tourist center is the New Valley with an abundance of hot springs and sand with curative properties in addition to medicinal herbs. This area also has a typically dry climate. Here, hot water wells and springs linked to swimming pools have a temperature ranging from 35 to 45c all the year round. These wells provide therapy for common colds, rheumatism and some skin diseases such as psoriasis.

In addition, medicinal herbs are randomly spread out all over the New Valley. "Al'Sekran" can be used for extracting anesthetic materials for surgeries. "Jujube" (Karkade) is used to cure high blood pressure, especially when caused by nervous stress.

The Red Sea and Treatment of Psoriasis

On the Red Sea coast, Marsa Alam and Safaga are well known sites for therapeutic tourism. Safaga in particular is said to be one of the best locations in the world for curing psoriasis.

Safaga's potential health benefits were recently in the media spotlight when a group of scientists from the National Research Centre (NRC) found that it helps in the treatment of psoriasis (a chronic skin disease of which the cause remains unknown) and rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic, progressive form of arthritis causing inflammation in the joints). According to the NRC research team, there are several natural factors in Safaga which make it so appropriate for therapy. The high mountains act as a natural barrier against wind and sand storms. The air is thus free of any suspended grime that could divert and absorb ultraviolet rays -- essential in treating psoriasis. The curve of the bay accounts for the calm sea, which reflects UV rays further.

Due to the abundance of coral reefs, the water is 35 % saltier than in other seas, which greatly helps in psoriasis treatment. More salt, as evidenced in the Dead Sea, also means less gravity. This is thought to improve blood circulation. The balance in saline concentration inside and outside the body also affects the therapy positively, according to the NRC.

Sand in the area has also been found to contain radioactive elements and minerals effective in rheumatoid therapy. Analysis also showed the soil to contain black sand, which is useful in curing acute and chronic arthritis, rheumatism and skin inflammations.

Those suffering from rheumatoid ailments are buried in the black sand, with the exception of the head, stomach and chest, twice a day, after sunrise and before sunset. Treatment lasts about a month.

Psoriasis patients, on the other hand, bathe in the sea and lie in the sun, also twice a day. The duration of exposure to the sun is prescribed by the therapist and a patient should see rapid improvement in about a month, depending on the case. In acute cases, patients are asked to repeat the course of treatment.

a tomato sauce

Put 3 large tomatoes cut up into a blender with a cup of water, blend, remove, take a strainer one with fine holes, pour the liquid into the strainer, add another cup or water pour into the strainer wipe the bottom dwhen all the liquid has gone through wots left in the strainer is the skin and seeds.


lightly fry a diced onion, add the liquid and add salt to taste. Add the vegetables and wait if your cooking bamia'a add fried garlic and cover this gives lets the garlic infuse into the liquid.

Call 16000

It's from the childhood and motherhood national council. I heard of it on Cairo . They have this hot line 24 hours and communicate with different organizations and with the police. They receive calls from people who know of homeless children anywhere. You give them the address of the street those children stay in and their average age, they will connect you with some organization which should try to take care of him or them

Egyptians Living Above Tombs Agree to Go

LUXOR, Egypt -- After six decades of wrangling, Egyptians living in the hills near Luxor have agreed to move out and give tourists and archaeologists access to nearly 1,000 Pharaonic tombs that lie beneath their homes, the government said Saturday.

Officials said most of 3,200 families in the brightly painted, mud-brick houses have agreed to pack up and move to a $32 million residential complex being built three miles away. No deadline for moving has been set and there is no target date for finishing the complex.

"Most of them want to leave and they demand to leave," said Rania Yusuf, a spokeswoman for Egypt's Supreme Council for Antiquities in Luxor.

Only a few families continue to resist, "and they will leave, believe me," Yusuf said.

The government began trying to get the families to leave after World War II, but talks repeatedly bogged down. Many residents, who depend on Luxor's tourist business to earn livings, argued that new homes being offered were too small and didn't come with new jobs.

Over time, though, many grew tired of the standoff.

In an effort to preserve the ancient tombs, authorities prohibited the homeowners from adding to their residences or installing modern plumbing, which forced people to bring water uphill using donkeys.

Many people expressed happiness with the government's latest offer, which includes giving residents either new homes or plots of land in the complex that will include a market, police station, cultural center and schools.

"We are happy, but at the same time we are not happy, because we leave the best place here," said Nadia Mohammad Qassem, who is unsure of when she and her family will move.

The area being vacated is near the Valley of the Kings and its famous collection of well-preserved tombs that draw thousands of tourists daily to Luxor. Egyptians moved into the Theban hills after the arrival of European antiquity hunters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, offering jobs to help excavate -- and loot -- artifacts.

Elina Paulin-Grothe, an archaeologist involved in tomb excavation, said the best way to preserve the artifacts below is to move the residents.

"This cannot continue and the population is growing too fast," she said.

Advocates for the residents said many resisted moving over the decades not because they didn't want to live in more modern homes but because they wanted to move on their own terms.

"I mean, nobody wants to live in those conditions when they know that most of Egypt doesn't live like that and the world has moved on," said Caroline Simpson, a former archaeologist who coordinates a small cultural exhibition on the hillside.

Despite the agreement, some people are bittersweet about giving up their hillside homes, no matter that their living conditions are poor.

"For me, I don't want to even imagine what it would look like. Without houses, it's a dead place," said Abdo Osman Daramali.

THE NEW MUMMY

Cairo, Dec 06: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the funerary remains of a doctor who lived more than 4,000 years ago, including his mummy, sarcophagus and bronze surgical instruments.

The upper part of the tomb was discovered in 2000 at Saqqara, 20 km (12 miles) south of Cairo, and the sarcophagus came to light in the burial pit during cleaning work, state news agency MENA said on Tuesday, quoting Egyptian government antiquities chief Zahi Hawass.

The doctor, whose name was Qar, lived under the 6th dynasty and built his tomb near Egypt`s first pyramid. The 6th dynasty ruled from about 2350 to 2180 BC.

Hawass said the lid of the wooden sarcophagus had excellent and well-preserved decoration and the mummy itself was in ideal condition. "The linen wrappings and the funerary drawings on the mummy are still as they were," he said.

"The mask which covers the face of the mummy is in an amazing state of preservation in spite of slight damage in the area of the mouth."

The tomb also had earthenware containers bearing the doctor`s name, a round limestone offering table and 22 bronze statues of gods.

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Types of women

HARD-DISK Woman: She remembers everything, FOREVER.
RAM Woman: She forgets about you, the moment you turn her off.

WINDOWS Woman: Everyone knows that she can't do a thing right, but no one can live without her.
EXCEL Woman: They say she can do a lot of things but you mostly use her for your four basic needs.

SCREENSAVER Woman: She is good for nothing but at least she is fun!
INTERNET Woman: Difficult to access.

SERVER Woman: Always busy when you need her.
MULTIMEDIA Woman: She makes horrible things look beautiful.

CD-ROM Woman: She is always faster and faster.
E-MAIL Woman: Out of every ten things she says, eight are nonsense.

VIRUS Woman: Also known as "WIFE"; when you are not expecting her, she comes, installs herself and uses all your resources. If you try to uninstall her you will lose something, if you don't try to uninstall her you will lose everything............

Felucca




Felucca trips start in Aswan and stop at the most important sites of antiquity along the river before reaching Luxor. While in Aswan, waiting for final arrangements to be made, there are several interesting side trips including tours of the Aswan Dam and the Temple of Philae.

The new Aswan Dam, completed in 1970, created 300-mile-long Lake Nasser. One of the earth’s largest structures, the rock-fill dam, has a volume about seventeen times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The Temple of Philae, on an island between the old and the new dams, is the most interesting of Aswan’s antiquities. The creation of Lake Nasser would have completely covered the temple complex permanently had it not been for a cooperative world-wide effort that dismantled, crated and moved of the Great Temple of Isis to new location where it was reassembled. The oldest part of the Temple dates back to the 4th century.

Between Aswan and Luxor, there three important archeological sites and even though there are no fixed stops on a felucca sail, effort is made to stop at the most important - Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna.

Kom Ombo, situated on a hill overlooking the Nile, was a strategic location on the desert route to Nubia and Ethiopia. The temple is dedicated to Harwar, the hawk-headed god, and Sobek, represented in the form of a crocodile. To avoid offending either god, a twin temple was constructed, the left half dedicated to Harwar and the right half to Sobek. Although only the cases of the columns and the back walls remain, the temple’s majestic proportion and grace are impressive. The fine reliefs throughout the temple are worth careful attention. At the side of the temple is a small sanctuary containing mummified crocodiles.

Waiting by the embankment at Edfu are horse-drawn carriages ready to transport visitors on the short ride through town to the magnificent Temple to Horus (Apollo to the Greeks). The falcon-headed god guards the temple, the largest after Karnak. The foundation was laid in 237 BC under the reign of Ptolemy III, but the temple was not completed until two centuries later. The temple, considered one if the finest examples of Ptolemaic art in Egypt, is practically intact and is unique in that the roof is still in place.

The Temple of Khnum, in Esna, is one of the best preserved and restored because, for centuries, it was concealed under 25 feet of sand.

The leisurely and informal nature of the trip means that everyone takes a different trip. Some trips include a night as a guest in a Nubian village, others stop at villages to replenish supplies, buy fresh baked bread, and to visit the colorful bazaars. The scenes along the Nile are timeless. A man in a long flowing galaibya leads a donkey laden with sheaves of grain down the dusty road. A young boy flicking a switch herds a flock of sheep. A woman fills an urn with water from the Nile, places it on her head, and walks back to her home. A man leads an ox around the waterwheel bringing water up from the Nile to irrigate the fields of corn. Every day brings a new montage of sights and sounds.

To the people the Nile is everything. They drink it, wash in it, cook with it, fish in it, water their animals, and use it for irrigation and transportation. Life along the river seems to have changed very little through the years.

The trip is controlled somewhat by the elements. If there is no wind, or if the afternoon wind is too strong, then time is spent along the shore or on one of the sandy islands in the middle of the river. Often, to make up for lost time, sailing continues well after sunset. Falling asleep in the cool night air under the blue-black sky, counting shooting stars, hearing only the gently flap of the sail makes sailing at night magical.

Men are like

Blenders ~ you know you need one, but you're not quite sure why.

Babies ~ cute at first but you soon get tired of cleaning up after them.

Coffee ~ the best types are rich and warm and can keep you going all night.

Colds ~ you can never get rid of a bad one in a hurry.

Copiers ~ you need them for reproduction...but that's about it.

Dawn ~ full of promise, but usually turn out to be the same old routine.

Diamonds ~ in their natural state they are rough and ugly. If you want them polished you have to do it yourself.

Fish ~ they get themselves into trouble because they can't keep their mouths shut.

Horoscopes ~ they tell you what to do ~ and are usually wrong.

Lava lamps ~ fun to watch but not all that bright.

Mascara ~ difficult to handle...and runs at the first sign of emotion.

Mini skirts ~ if you're not careful they will creep up your legs.

Place mats ~ they only show up when food's on the table.

Remote controls ~ simple and easy to use, and usually found lying near the tv.

Soap operas ~ fun to watch but you can't believe a word you hear.

Spray paint ~ one squeeze and they are all over you.

TVs ~ you can turn them on instantly.

Vacuum cleaners ~ not much fun, but at least you can push them around.

Wine ~ made by stamping the raw material and keeping it in the dark until it matures

ice

Hello Everyone ! something important for a change !!!! Isn't it true that we all carry our mobile phones with hundreds of names/numbers stored in its memory but yet nobody, other than ourselves, know which of these numbers belong to our near and dear ones? Let us for a moment create a scenario wherein (God forbid) We are involved in an accident or had a heart attack and the people attending to us get hold of our mobile phone but don't know which number to call to inform our family members. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? For this reason, we must have one or more telephone numbers stored Under the name ICE (In case of Emergency) in our? mobile phones.
" ICE" Campaign. Recently, the concept of "ICE" is catching up quickly. It is simple, an important method of contact during emergency situations.As cell phones are carried by
majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or person who should be contacted at during emergency as "ICE" (meaning In Case of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose.Following a disaster in London , the East Anglican Ambulance Service has launched a national "In case of Emergency (ICE)" campaign.
In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and? hospital staff would then be able to quickly contact your next of kin, by simply dialing the number stored as "ICE". It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest.

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our mobile phones today! Thank You ! Let's make this happen !!

Safety plan for Egypt carriers

The Egyptian Government has confirmed that all carriers registered in Egypt will incorporate the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) into their safety oversight programmes by the end of this year.

As part of this initiative, all new applicants for an Air Operating Certificate (AOC) in Egypt must successfully complete an IOSA Registration prior to commencing operation.

Existing airlines on the Egyptian registry will also be required to undergo an IOSA re-audit every two years.

“We take this matter very seriously,” said ETA chairman Ahmed El Khadem.

“With increasing numbers of international visitors travelling to Egypt, it is important to offer them the reassurance that the Egyptian airline industry complies with the very highest, and internationally recognised, aviation safety standards.”

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has also recognised and honoured the Egyptian Government for its leadership in promoting safety by incorporating the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) into its national aviation safety programmes.

IATA director-general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said: 'IATA is a quality association and we have set the bar high to ensure that our membership represents best practices in safety.

“At the same time we are encouraged that governments not only understand the benefits of IOSA, but also are using it. I encourage more governments to use this great tool.

“We congratulate the Egyptian Government and welcome its commitment to IOSA, and to incorporating these standards on a national scale.'

This year Egypt anticipates that it will entice over nine million visitors.

In order to encourage and cater to these increasing numbers of international visitors, the Government has made a multi-million dollar investment in developing and enhancing tourism facilities and services in key tourist centres.

Many Egyptian airports have also undergone an extensive upgrade programme to ensure they provide a full range of facilities and services for overseas visitors.

Managed by Frankfurt Aviation Authority (FAA), Cairo’s new terminal (TB3) is due for completion in January 2007 and will enlarge the airport’s capacity to 20 million passengers a year.

Both key Red Sea Riviera resorts, Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, are also set to increase capacity with the development of new passenger terminals as part of this extensive investment programme.

Easily accessible from most international cities, Egypt offers guaranteed sunshine, 2,000km of stunning coastline and is renowned for its world-class diving. 7,000 years of culture combined with modern hotels and tourism facilities, enables visitors to experience a unique historic backdrop as part of the ultimate modern holiday.

Last year, a record-breaking 8.6 million overseas visitors holidayed in Egypt with this figure set to increase even further in 2006.

IOSA, the first global standard for airline operational safety auditing, was launched in 2003,

The programme is designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an airline. TradeArabia News Service( COPIED FROM A SITE0

Mahshi(Egyptian recipe)


Ingredients

1. One stick of butter (4 OZ).
2. Four small or three medium onions.
3. One cup of water.
4. One can tomato paste (12 OZ).

5. One Cabbage.
6. Four more cups of water.
7. One small spoons of Salt and 1/4 spoon of Pepper.
8. Four cups Rice.
9. Chopped Parsley.
10. Four bouillion cubes.

Procedure

1. Wash the four cups of rice several times, and keep it in water for about ½ an hour. Then, wash rice, drain water out.
2. Cut the cabbage core. Carfully separate the cabbage leaves.
3. Boil water, then place about 10 leaves in the boiling water for about 5 minutes. Remove leaves and drain the leaves. Then, add more leaves to the boiling water and repeat until you are done cooking all leaves.
4. Cook one stick of butter with onions, until the onion becomes brown. Then, add one cup of water and tomato paste to the onion. Cover them and cook together on low for about 10 minutes. Stir every 2 minutes.
5. Add tomato paste and onion mixture to rice. Add one small spoon of Salt and 1/4 spoon of Pepper to the rice. Add chopped parsley to the rice, and mix well.
6. Soup Mixture: Boil 4 cups of water and add four Beef or Chicken bouillion cubes to the water. Boil for 2 minutes.

7. The most difficult part: Cut big cooked cabbage leaves in half. Place a small amount of rice mixture in leaf and roll.
8. Put foil in the bottom of a sauce pan. Place all rolled cabbage in the pan.
9. Cover the rolled cabbage with the soup mixture.
10. Cook for about 50 minutes on medium heat. Check until the water disappears. Keep checking every 5 minutes until it is cooked

The left over cabbage and rice can be mixed together and cooked as a casserole.

King Tut Wasn't Bludgeoned to Death: Study

CT scans of King Tutankhamun's mummy may put the world's oldest "cold case" to rest, refuting the notion that the ruler's enemies bludgeoned him to death.

Instead, a festering leg wound may have led to the boy-king's early demise at 19, more than 3,300 years ago, researchers say.

The scans, the first ever performed on an identified royal Egyptian mummy, "finally lay to rest this rather loosely based conjecture about a murder plot. I don't think that anyone who reads the findings as they are written can believe that any longer," said Dr. David Mininberg, a New York City physician who also holds a degree in Middle Eastern Art and is an expert in the medicine of ancient Egypt.

Mininberg was not directly involved in the study but reviewed the paper prior to its presentation Monday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, in Chicago.

Because of the spectacular trove of objects found in 1922 in his intact tomb, Tutankhamun remains the most famous of the hundreds of royal mummies buried throughout Egypt. However, the reasons for his early death remain mysterious.

One of the more sensational theories stems from the fact that his skull appeared to contain loose bone fragments. This led to the notion that the young man was bludgeoned to death by his enemies, then quickly entombed to hide the evidence.

It's a theory few serious Egyptologists ever entertained seriously, according to Mininberg.

For the new research, a team led by radiologist Dr. Ashraf Selim of Cairo University's Kasr El Aini Teaching Hospital used high-tech CT scans to examine Tutankhamun's corpse in minute detail. The corpse had been cut into several pieces and was in a "critical stage of preservation," they wrote.

According to the researchers, Tutankhamun died at between 18 and 20 years of age and measured about 5-feet, 11-inches in height. They also concluded that the bone fragments found inside the pharaoh's skull came from the first vertebrae in his neck, not his cranium.

Some mishap, perhaps during a modern X-ray examination, probably explains the dislocated fragments, Selim's team concluded. The upper vertebrae may even have made their way into the skull 84 years ago, when a team led by British Egyptologist and Tut discoverer Howard Carter pried off the mummy's golden mask.

"I think this lays to rest the notion that the bone fragments in the head were caused pre-mortem, before his death," said Dr. Joseph Tashjian, a St. Paul, Minn., radiologist and member of the RSNA's public information committee. "It's pretty clear, looking at the images from this study, that they almost certainly came from the removal of the mask from the head. It definitely didn't occur either pre-mortem or even during the embalming period."

Mininberg believes the new study is the final nail in the coffin for the murder-plot hypothesis. "The old theory, which was believed by very few people, has now been completely laid to rest by good scientific work rather than conjecture," he said.

So, what did Tutankhamun die of? The CT scans show evidence of a major fracture to the thigh bone that could have occurred prior to the king's death. According to Selim's team, this wound may have led to a fatal infection.

The wound was still unhealed at the time of the pharaoh's death because "embalming fluid went into the fracture," noted Tashjian, who was not involved in the Tut research but has had prior experience scanning a long-dead mummy.

"I think the femur fracture probably is significant," Tashjian said. "Number one, it's not healed. Number two, femur fractures -- any long-bone fracture -- can have a number of complications, any of which can lead to death, either from infection or an embolism. It's an unusual way to die, from a fracture, but it does happen, even now."

However, a final answer on that score may never emerge, Mininberg said.

"The problem is that the soft tissue is changed by the mummification process, and there is no clear evidence of infection in the bone," he explained. "However, with a fracture as extensive as that was, it wouldn't be unheard of for it to become infected. That's a reasonable conjecture."

The new research probably won't dim the aura of mystery surrounding Tutankhamun's remains -- or the supposed "curse" that follows anyone who disturbs them.

"While performing the CT scan of King Tut, we had several strange occurrences," Selim noted in a prepared statement. "The electricity suddenly went out, the CT scanner could not be started, and a team member became ill. If we weren't scientists, we might have become believers in the curse of the Pharoahs."

The pyramids



among the largest constructions ever built by man, constitute one of the most potent and enduring symbols of Ancient Egyptian civilization. It is generally accepted by most archaeologists that they were constructed as burial monuments associated with royal solar and stellar cults, and most were built during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods

Men


Why o Why do most men have such limited understanding??
It's not that hard to use your brain in the correct manner.

You take in the information.....you process it.....you think about it.....and then you reply with wot should be common sense or act in an appropriate manner!!

Yeah right!!!!
More like.....you take in half the information....you jump to the wrong conclusion because of this.....You expect yes no answers and no logical explanations thrown in cos your brain would overload and can't cope! Then after you've been totally unreasonable you act like nothings happened and its all sorted! Mean while theres us stood there in dis-believe at the mental age difference!
Arrrrrrrr MEN!!

Pharaonic cemetery discovered in Luxor




Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Egyptian-French archeological mission has discovered a Pharaohnic cemetery inside the ancient Ramsis Temple in Luxor.

The cemetery contains kitchens, ovens and a school for children. Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Antiquities (SCA) Zahi Hawwas said the grand cemetery was not royal but rather public.

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High Tech Laser Cleaning Egyptian Tomb



Ancient Egyptian tombs are priceless, and conserving them is a challenge to conservators. For the first time ever, researchers have used laser light to remove the accumulated dirt of millennia. The setting was the tomb of a high-ranking official not far from the Valley of the Kings.

If only Neferhotep could see it: 3 300 years after his death, a researcher enters his tomb, directs a beam of light at the wall, and the accumulated dirt of millennia comes off with no trouble at all! Dr. Michael Panzner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden is the first scientist to use a laser for cleaning an Egyptian tomb. Adorned with wall paintings, stone sculptures and reliefs, the tomb was once that of the senior scribe Neferhotep, who served in the temple of the god Amun. "The paintings on the walls are immeasurably valuable, for they tell us a great deal about the life of a high-ranking official", explains conservator Birte Graue. In this project sponsored by the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung, she and her colleagues Susanne Brinkmann and Christina Verbeek are seeking new techniques for cleaning the surfaces of ancient Egyptian tombs. The team is supported by the physicist Michael Panzner.

Armed with a mobile laser supplied by Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH, the Fraunhofer researcher went up into Neferhotep's burial chamber and started his pioneering work on a narrow strip of wall just a few millimeters wide. "Cleaning art monuments with laser light is a challenge in many ways", explains Panzner. "Because they are unique, they must on no account be damaged. In addition to this, every subsurface – be it plaster, mortar or stone, has specific physical properties and reacts to the laser light accordingly." The art is to adjust the frequency, pulse energy and pulse duration in such a way that the dirt is removed while conserving the paint and the subsurface.

"We approached these problems with great caution," says Panzner. He started off by treating the test areas on the wall of the burial chamber with laser parameters that applied only a very low energy charge to the surface. After each trial run, he and the conservators examined the result through a microscope. Then they gradually modified the
parameters until the ideal settings for damage-free cleaning had been found. The result is impressive: "The technology is highly suitable for removing dirt in ancient Egyptian tombs", Christina Verbeek sums up. "If you know what the laser can do, and what its strengths and weaknesses are, it is an excellent supplement to the usual mechanical and chemical conservation methods."

Under the bandages King Tut is all man




AN ANCIENT riddle of the sands has been solved by modern hospital technology. The mummified remains of King Tutankhamun have been found to be, let us say, intact.

When a team from Liverpool University X-rayed the body in 1968, about 3,300 years after the 19-year-old king’s death, they could find no sign of his penis. There was speculation that it had been stolen and sold to a private collector. There are people who do collect such things. But Zahi Hawass, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, discovered the missing member using a hospital CT scanner during a recent study of the remains.

What was feared lost was where it should have been. “It has always been there,” Professor Hawass told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation this week. “I found it during the scan when the mummy was lifted; it lay loose in the sand around the king’s body.”

All matters appeared intact when King Tut was first removed from his tomb by the Times-sponsored archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, and photographed by Harry Burton, the official cameraman. Dr Eduard Egarter Vigl, a mummy expert and a member of the recent scanning team, explained yesterday: “The pharaoh’s sex organ is clearly visible in Burton’s pictures; all was normal in King Tut. The penis is a highly vascularised organ and shrinks when it is mummified.

Actually, King Tut has been flattered by the embalmers’ work.”

Where to buy decent quality duvets and blankets in Egypt?


where do I find these in Cairo?
Been to Carrefour where they are cheap but very poor quality. Plus they don't do the Western style duvet with seperate cover
OMAR EFFENDI OR TAWHEED WA NOUR. THEY'RE DOTTED ALL OVER THE PLACE AND HAVE REGULAR SALES.

grilled halloumi cheese kebabs.



Marinate cubes of halloumi cheese in olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, black pepper, fresh rosemary and basil, with diced plums, courgettes, red onions, peppers. Leave the marinade overnight in the fridge.
Next day, place all ingredients on skewers and grill!
easy, and delicious.
Even I cant get it wrong!

Chicken & Rice w/Chili's Soup


Boil chicken with an onion until tender. De-bone. Cut up how you wish. (it's your soup) Return to broth.

I add; dried parsley and basil ( a good bit), salt pepper, spoonful of garlic, couple of chicken boullion cubes, sprinkle of poultry seasing. (if I have it, usually don't lol)

I use a can of Veg-All, green beans, extra potatoes, or whatever extra I have. Big can of tomatoes. (preferably stewed) 1 cup of cooked rice. (I rinse rice before cooking when I put in a soup. So it doesn't become too thick) 1 or 2 cans of chopped green chilis. A few shakes of Tabasco. Fill pot with water. Cook down for at least an hour. The longer the better.

Oh yeah! I add a little extra virgin olive oil to everything I cook.

Alternatives: Sometimes I use Rotel tomatoes, add a cup or so of cooked mixed beans (black, kidney, lentils, great northern or lima, or whatever I have except for pinto beans.

When it's really cold outside, I use the Ro-tell, chili's, and Tabasco.

Be thankful


Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

~ Unknown

Suez






in northeastern Egypt, located on the Gulf of Suez, near the mouth of the Suez Canal. having the same boundaries as Suez Governorate, at the northern extremity of the Gulf of Suez, near the southern terminus of the Suez Canal. It has two harbors, Port Ibrahim and Port Tawfiq, and extensive port facilities. Rail lines and highways connect the city with Cairo and Port Said. Suez has a petrochemical plant, and its oil refineries have pipelines carrying the finished product to Cairo.

Inside Egyptian street

A look on Egypt



officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country in North Africa that includes the Sinai Peninsula, a land bridge to Asia. Covering an area of about 1,001,450 square kilometers (386,560 square miles), Egypt borders Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast; on the north and the east are the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, respectively.

Aswan



Aswan is the ancient city of Swan, which was in antiquity the frontier town of Egypt to the south. It stood upon a peninsula on the right (east) bank of the Nile, immediately below the first cataract, which extend to it from Philae. It is supposed to have derived its name from an Egyptian goddess with the same name, the Ilithya of the Greeks, and of which the import is the opener.

Egypt Visa Information


Can anyone tell me what kind of visa(s) I would need if I was setting up a business in Egypt? And how I'd go about getting it?
A:Go to the Mogammo building downtown Cairo 2 nd floor. Ask for residency work visa.

The red sea



The Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb sound and the Gulf of Aden. In the north are the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba or the Gulf of Eilat and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal).

Occupying a part of the Great Rift Valley, the Red Sea has a surface area of roughly 174,000 square miles (450,000 km²): being roughly 1,200 miles (1,900 km) long and, at its widest point, over 190 miles (300 km) wide. It has a maximum depth of 8,200 feet (2,500 m) in the central median trench and an average depth of 1,640 feet (500 m), but there are also extensive shallow shelves, noted for their marine life and corals. The sea is the habitat of over 1,000 invertebrate species and 200 soft and hard corals and is the world's most northern tropical sea.

The Red Sea is regarded as one of the most saline water bodies in the world that is governed by the effects of the water circulation pattern, resulting from evaporation and wind stress in the Red Sea. Salinity ranges between 36 and 38 ‰.

Sharm el-Sheikh



Sharm el-Sheikh (شرم الشيخ, also transliterated as Sharm ash Shaykh), often known simply as "Sharm", is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in Janub Sina', Egypt, on the coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai.

Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's Southern Sinai province which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine's Monastery and Mount Sinai. Sharm el-Sheikh is known as The City of Peace referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.

Thieves Lead Scientists to Dentists' Tomb at Egyptian Pyramids


Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities,
at the entrance of recently discovered tombs honoring dentists.

SAQQARA, Egypt — Thieves led an Egyptian archaeological team to discover three tombs of dentists to the ancient kings, unveiled Sunday at the Saqqara pyramid complex south of Cairo.

"It seems for the first time that the ancient Egyptians made a cemetery to the dentist and they are buried in the shadow of the Step Pyramid," Zahi Hawass, chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said as he toured the site.

About 4,200 years old, the tombs honor a chief dentist and two other dentists, who served the royal families. They show that the ancient Egyptians "cared about the treatment of their teeth," Hawass said.

Newly discovered 4,200-year-old tombs
honor three dentists at the Saqqara pyramid complex.


He pointed out two hieroglyphs — an eye over a tusk, appearing frequently among the neat rows of symbols decorating the tombs' doors — that he said identify the men as dentists.

Thieves beat the archaeologists to the site of the new tombs, launching their own dig one summer night two months ago, before they were captured and jailed. "We have to thank the thieves," Hawass said.

They likely didn't notice a curse inscription just inside the prominent doorway to the chief dentist's tomb, which showed a crocodile and a snake, designed to ward off invaders.

Hawass said he believes only 30 percent of what lies beneath Egyptian sands has been uncovered. Excavation continues at Saqqara, he said, and his team expects to find more tombs in the area.

Saqqara, about 12 miles south of Cairo, is one of Egypt's most popular tourist sites and hosts a collection of temples, tombs and funerary complexes.

The Step Pyramid, Egypt's oldest and the precursor to the more familiar straight-sided pyramids, such as those at Giza, was designed by famed architect Imhotep for a third dynasty pharaoh, King Djoser.

FROM WEB SITE

The pyramids



Giza, on the southern outskirts of Cairo is the location of the Pyramid of Khufu (also known as the "Great Pyramid" and the "Pyramid of Cheops"), the somewhat smaller Pyramid of Khafre (or Kephren), and the relatively modest-sized Pyramid of Menkaure (or Mykerinus), along with a number of smaller satellite edifices, known as leens pyramids, and the Great Sphinx.

Of the three, only Khafre's pyramid retains part of its original polished limestone casing, towards its apex. Interestingly this pyramid appears larger than the adjacent Khufu pyramid by virtue of its more elevated location, and the steeper angle of inclination of its construction — it is, in fact, smaller in both height and volume.

The Giza Necropolis has arguably been the world's most popular tourist destination since antiquity, and was popularised in Hellenistic times when the Great Pyramid was listed by Antipater of Sidon as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today it is the only one of the ancient Wonders still in existence.[copied from a source]

Learn Chinese in 5 Minute


(Must Read Out Loud)


1) That's not right………………………….Sum Ting Wong

2) Are you harbouring a fugitive…………..Hu Yu Hai Ding

3) See me ASAP…………………………Kum Hia

4) Stupid Man……………………………….Dum Gai

5) Small Horse………………………………Tai Ni Po Ni

6) Did you go to the beach…………………Wai Yu So Tan

7) I bumped the coffee table……………….Ai Bang Mai Ni

8) I think you need a face lift………………..Chin Tu Fat

9) It's very dark in here……………………Wai So Dim

10) I thought you were on a diet…………….Wai Yu Mun Ching

11) This is a tow away zone………………….No Pah King

12) Our meeting is scheduled for next week………WaiYu Kum Nao

13) Staying out of sight……………………..Lei Ying Lo

14) He's cleaning his automobile……………Wa Shing Ka

15) Your body odor is offensive…………….Yu Stin Ki Pu

Molokhia


You need the molokheya leaves, chicken broth and chopped garlic....

Cut up the leaves with one of those 2 handled choppers (My favourit part)
Put some samna (2 teaspoons should do it) into a pot and on the fire, leave to melt
Add the chopped garlic, fry lightly
Add the broth and bring to boil
Reduce the heat and add the molokheya leaves leave for about 5/10 minutes

Men and Dogs


Why Men Are Better Than Dogs

Men only have two feet that track in mud. Men can buy you presents. Men don't have to play with every man they see when you go for a walk. Men are a little bit more subtle. Men open their own cans. Dogs have dog breath all the time. Men can do math stuff. Holiday Inns accept men.


Why Dogs Are Better Than Men

Dogs do not have problems expressing affection in public. Dogs miss you when you're gone. You never wonder whether your dog is good enough for you. Dogs feel guilt when they've done something wrong. Dogs don't criticise your friends. Dogs admit when they're jealous. Dogs are very direct about wanting to go out. Dogs do not play games, except fetch (and they never laugh at how you throw). Dogs are happy with any video you choose to rent, because they know the most important thing is that you're together. Dogs don't feel threatened by your intelligence. You can train a dog. Dogs are good with kids. Dogs are already in touch with their inner puppies. You are never suspicious of your dog's dreams. Gorgeous dogs don't know they're gorgeous. Dogs understand what "no" means. Dogs understand if some of their friends cannot come inside. Dogs do not read at the table. Dogs think you are a culinary genius. You can house train a dog. You can force a dog to take a bath. Dogs don't correct your stories. Middle-aged dogs don't feel the need to abandon you for a younger owner. Dogs aren't threatened by a woman with short hair. Dogs aren't threatened by two women with short hair wearing sensible shoes. Dogs don't mind if you do all the driving. Dogs don't step on the imaginary brake. Dogs admit it when they're lost. Dogs don't weigh down your purse with their stuff. Dogs look at your eyes. Dogs like your size. Dogs do not care whether you shave your legs. Dogs take care of their own needs. Dogs are color blind. Dogs aren't threatened if you earn more than they do. Dogs mean it when they kiss you. Dogs are nice to your relatives. Dogs obsess about you as much as you obsess about them.


How Dogs and Men Are the Same

Both take up too much space on the bed. Both have irrational fears about vacuum cleaning. Both are threatened by their own kind. Both like to chew wood. Both mark their territory. Both are bad at asking you questions. Neither tells you what's bothering them. Both tend to smell riper with age. Neither does any dishes. Neither of them notice when you get your hair cut. Both like dominance games. Both are suspicious of the postman. Neither knows how to talk on the telephone. Neither understands what you see in cats.

9 Things Stupid People Do


9 Things Stupid People Do

1. People who point at their wrist while asking for the time.... I know where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

2. People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the T.V. remote because they refuse to walk to the T.V. and change the channel manually.

3. When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Damn right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

4. When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they? Gonna Kick their asses!

5. When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor.

6. People who ask "Can I ask you a question?".... Didn't really give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

7. When something is 'new and improved!'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

8. When people say "life is short". What the hell?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

9. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks "Has the bus come yet?". If the bus came would I be standing here,
dumbass?

Special High Intensity Training


Memo: Special High Intensity Training (S.H.I.T.)
In order to assure the highest levels of quality work and productivity from employees, it will be our policy to keep all employees well trained through our program of SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (S.H.I.T.). We are trying to give employees more S.H.I.T. than anyone else.

If you feel that you do not receive your share of S.H.I.T. on the job, please see your manager. You will be immediately placed at the top of the S.H.I.T. list, and our managers are especially skilled at seeing that you get all the S.H.I.T. you can handle.

Employees who don't take their S.H.I.T. will be placed in DEPARTMENTAL EMPLOYEE EVALUATION PROGRAMS (D.E.E.P. S.H.I.T.). Those who fail to take D.E.E.P. S.H.I.T. seriously will have to go to EMPLOYEE ATTITUDE TRAINING (E.A.T. S.H.I.T.). Since our managers took S.H.I.T. before they were promoted, they don't have to do S.H.I.T. anymore as they are all full of S.H.I.T. already.

If you are full of S.H.I.T., you may be interested in a job training others. We can add your name to our BASIC UNDERSTANDING LECTURE LIST (B.U.L.L. S.H.I.T.). Those who are full of B.U.L.L. S.H.I.T. will get the S.H.I.T. jobs, and can apply for promotion to DIRECTOR OF INTENSITY PROGRAMMING (D.I.P. S.H.I.T.).

If you have further questions, please direct them to our HEAD OF TRAINING, SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING (H.O.T. S.H.I.T.).

Thank you,

BOSS IN GENERAL
SPECIAL HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING

(B.I.G. S.H.I.T.)

in the dead summer fly


In the dead of summer a fly was resting on a leaf beside a lake. A hot, dry fly who said to no one in particular, "Gosh...if I go down three inches...I will feel the mist from the water and I will be refreshed."

There was a fish in the water thinking, "gosh...if that fly goes down three inches I can eat him."

There was a bear on the shore thinking," gosh...if that fly goes down three inches...that fish will jump for the fly...and I will eat him."

It also happened that a hunter was farther up the bank of the lake preparing to eat a cheese sandwich. "Gosh," he thought, "if that fly goes down three inches...and that fish leaps for it...that bear will expose himself and grab for the fish. I'll shoot the bear and really have something to brag about."

You probably think this is enough activity for one bank of a lake, but I can tell you there was more.

A mouse by the hunter's foot was thinking, "gosh...if that fly goes down three inches...and that fish jumps for that fly ...and that bear grabs for that fish...the dumb hunter will shoot the bear and drop his cheese sandwich, and I'll eat the sandwich."

A cat lurking in the bushes took in this scene and thought, as was fashionable to do on the banks of this particular lake around lunch time, "gosh...if that fly goes down three inches...and that fish jumps for that fly... and that bear grabs for that fish.. and that hunter shoots that bear...and that mouse makes off with the cheese sandwich.... then I can have mouse for lunch."

The poor fly is finally so hot and so dry that he heads down for the cooling mist of the water.

The fish swallows the fly... The bear grabs the fish... The hunter shoots the bear... The mouse grabs the cheese sandwich... The cat jumps for the mouse... The mouse ducks... The cat falls into the water and drowns.


The moral of the story is: Whenever a fly goes down three inches...some pussy could be in danger.

Some useful web sites about Egypt

Cairo
http://www.casualcairodetours.pryamids.com Customized excursions around Cairo and beyond

http://www.endurance-egypt.org distance riding in the Cairo area
http://www.yallabina.com whats on site for Cairo and Alex
http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/cairo/Gallery/map.Map for Cairo suburbs
http://www.cairolocator.com/cairolocator8/cairolocator.htm
http://www.nileview.com/ Bed and Breakfast in Cairo Egyptian/Scottish run

Luxor
http://www.flatsinluxor.co.uk Accommodation and Tours in Luxor
http://www.luxor-westbank.com/indexe.htm Site devoted to the West Bank also in German
http://www.sunshine-international.co.uk/ Orphanage in Luxor
http://www.luxor4u.com for Luxor
http://www.luxor-airport.com/ Luxor Airport
http://www.el-gezira.com/hotele.htm El Gezera Hotel
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/nakhil.htm El Nakhil Hotel
http://www.tutegypt.com Custom tours in Luxor and throughout Egypt
http://www.egyptwithmara.com accommodation and metaphysical tours/info

News
http://www.cairotimes.com/ Cairo Times
http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage Arabic News Station
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/ Al-Ahram Weekly, newspaper in English, politics, travel etc.

Tourism
http://www.touregypt.net/ Egyptian Interest site and holiday guide
http://www.egyptforall.com/index.htm Tourism site for Handicapped travellers
http://www.egyptoffroad.com/index1.html Desert safari guided trips with an EXCELLENT host!
http://www.xe.com/ucc/ Currency Converter
http://www.sound-light.egypt.com/kar.htm Sound and Light Shows in Egypt
www.museum.gov.eg the web site of Cairo Egyptian museum

Trains, Planes and Automobiles
http://www.seat61.com/Egypt.htm train timetable for Egypt
http://www.charterflights.co.uk/flights/egypt/luxor/ Great deals on charter flights
http://www.thomson-holidays.com fly from Birmingham, Gatwick and Manchester to Luxor on Wednesdays. Prices from the 3 airports vary.
http://www.budgettravel.ie Direct flights from Ireland to Egypt between May and Sept. only.
http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/flights/Cairo/Dublin from Dublin to Cairo
http://www.opodo.co.uk flights from Dublin to Cairo
http://www.ebookers.ie for flights from Dublin to Cairo
http://www.airfrance.com flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Cairo
http://www.aerlingus.com flights from Cork and Dublin to Paris Charles de Gaulle for as little as €9 each way + taxes if booked well in advance
http://www.ebookers.com can have really good deals depending on dates
http://www.bargainholidays.com offers good deals on flights from London to Luxor and Cairo
http://www.justtheflight.co.uk for flights from London to all airports in Egypt
http://soha.egypt.tripod.com tour programs you can have in Egypt with prices
http://www.charterflights.co.uk/flights/egypt/luxor/ Amazingly cheap flights

Red Sea
http://www.goredsea.com/
http://www.elgouna.com resort in Egypt:

History
http://www.osirisnet.net/ really good Ancient History site in English, French and German


Holidays, Weather
http://moonsighting.com/ramadan.html dates of Ramadam and Eid
http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/62405.html Weather in Luxor
http://www.ameinfo.com/egypt/ public holidays THIS year etc., also for other Middle East countries

Living in Egypt
http://www.140online.com Phone directory
http://www.telecomegypt.com.eg/english/ Check your telephone bill online
http://www.alphapin.com prepaid phone services,
http://viapin.com/ - buy phone cards on internet
http://www.egypty.com about Egypt life,work,tourism.....)
http://www.cars.com.eg Used cars in Egypt.
http://www.mylapis.com flower and plants site in Egypt
www.egymaps.com/main.jsp?lang=eng (Egypt maps)

Official Websites
http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1065721967477 The lawyers list from the British Embassy
http://www.emigration.gov.eg A Website dedicated to ( Egyptians Abroad - Job Seekers - Employers - Potential Migrants ). It contains valuable information about Western Countries and how to integrate in it in addition to, the information, an Egyptian may need in order to travel.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/print/eg.html About getting to know the country: Overview of geography, economy, politics etc.
http://www.egypt-rentaflat.com For information about Egyptian visas and residency requirements:
http://www.wayout.net/docs/hotspot.asp WIRELESS hotspots in Egypt (mostly Cairo, but also promise for Alex., Sharm etc.)
http://www.expedia.com/pub/agent.dll?qscr=mmfn Map for finding most locations in Egypt
http://www.mfa.gov.eg/english/news/default.aspx?ph=5 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Marriage
http://www.marriedtoanarab.com Advice about cross-cultural marriages
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/peace_library/EGYPT/WOMEN/105.HTM Advice about Islamic marriages
http://www.geocities.com/jwassenberg/essays/marriage.htm Marriage and Islam
http://www.weddingegypt.com/default.asp Tons of addresses, links, email addresses for businesses in Egypt who deal with Wedding Services.
http://www.hollandemb.org.eg/english/marriagedivorce.htm Orientation in questions of marriage procedures and documents

Egyptian Interest Sites and Forums
http://www.egyptinsight.com/ Egypt online magazine
http://www.egyptiantouch.com many useful info about Egypt, food, currency converter, free Arabic cards, news, weather and many more things. -
www.virtualegypt.com/ history,ancient Egyptian language,monuments of Egypt
http://www.lexicorient.com about planning a trip
http://www.Egypt365.com another site (new) which will give information and answer queries about all aspects of Egypt and its culture is
http://p197.ezboard.com/bhellwayaegypt Egyptian forum, moderated


Other
http://www.egypt7000.com/egreetcar.html (Egyptian post cards) http://www.molon.de/Galleries.htm Nice photos from all over the world especially Egypt:
http://www.ask-aladdin.com
http://www.aldokkan.com/ebooks/ebooks.htm Books available to download in zip form.
http://www.tontin.co.uk/ Cartouche Maker Software to download a bit of fun...
http://www.egyptiandream.co.uk
http://www.website1.com/odyssey/week3/FYI02A.html Description of ethnic groups in Egypt
http://maldegitto.splinder.com/ For Italian people

list of schools and email addresses (many thanks newcommer)Alsson Language School: alsson@starnet.com.eg, scheri_adel@hotmail.com
American International School (AIS): ais@intouch.com
British International School: mbis@mbisegypt.com
Egyptian Language School: howaydaenany@hotmai.com
Futures American School: futuresamerican02@yahoo.com
Green Heights Language School: Admin@greenheights.org
Green Valley School: gvs@link.net
Hayah International Academy: mmagdi_k@yahoo.com, pr@hayahacademy.com
Heliopolis American International School: naisinso@nefertarischools.com
International School of Choueifat: iscad@sabis.net
Leaders Language Schools: hebahafez@hotmail.com, info@leadersschools.com
Manor House School: manorhouseschool@hotmail.com, octmanorhouse@hotmail.com
Misr American College: mac@mac-orouba.com
Misr Language School: MLS@menanet.net
Modern Educational School: mes-admin@access.com.eg, mesgcse@hotmail.com
Narmer American College: lymns@link.net
New Cairo British International School: principal@ncbis.org
New Victoria College: mahkabany@kabanyedu.com
New Ramsis College for Girls: nrc-secondary@yahoo.com
Orouba Language School: orouba_igcse@mail.com
Portsaid American School: principal@pss.edu.eg
Schutz American School – Alexandria: schutz@schutzschool.com
St. Fatima Language School: igcse@stfatima.edu.eg
Sunrise English School: american@sunriseenglish.com
The American International School of Alexandria: school@asa-egypt.com
The Continental School of Cairo: admin@continental-school.com
Thebes American College: thebes6@hotmail.com



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SuperMarkets and shopping Malls


There is "carrefour" supermarket in Maadi website & here's an article about it

"Metro" Supermarket branched alover cairo

"Alfa" market in Maadi, Zamalek, Salah Salem........... Alfa address in maadi (address: Dala Tower. Comiche El Nil St. . . . Telephone:
+20 5256030)

Spinney's Supermarket in City Stars mall in Heliopolis............... It's a big shopping malls

Landing in Hurghada



Notable places in proximity of Hurghada

* Sharm El Naga - a village, around 40 km south of Hurghada. Its beach contains possibly the most beautiful reef cliff in the region.
* El Gouna - an artificially-created and privately owned luxury hotel town, about 25 km north of Hurghada. Its beauty comes not only from its quietness and cleanliness, but also from the fact that the town consists of several islands separated by channels and connected by bridges. Besides 14 hotels and 2 marinas, there are also three hundred private villas and apartments, and some five hundred more are under construction. It is sometimes called Egypt's Venice.
* Al-Mahmya - a tourist beachfront camp on the protected Giftun island, 45 minutes by boat from Hurghada.
* Soma Bay - a tourist resort situated 45 km south of Hurghada, with various hotels including Sheraton, Robinson Club and Hyatt Regency.
* Sahl Hasheesh - a tourist resort situated 20 km from Hurghada airport.

River Nile in the morning beautiful look from the hotel



The Nile (iteru in Ancient Egyptian) was the lifeline of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with most of the population and all of the cities of Egypt resting along those parts of the Nile valley lying north of Aswan. The Nile has been the lifeline for Egyptian culture since the Stone Age. Climate change, or perhaps overgrazing, desiccated the pastoral lands of Egypt to form the Sahara desert, possibly as long ago as 8000 BC, and the inhabitants then presumably migrated to the river, where they developed a settled agricultural economy and a more centralized society.

Role in the founding of Egyptian civilization

Sustenance played a crucial role in the founding of Egyptian civilization. The Nile was an unending source of sustenance. The Nile made the land surrounding it extremely fertile when it flooded or was inundated annually. The Egyptians were able to cultivate wheat and crops around the Nile, providing food for the general population. Also, the Nile’s water attracted game such as water buffalo; and after the Persians introduced them in the 7th century BC, camels. These animals could be killed for meat, or could be captured, tamed and used for ploughing — or in the camels' case, travelling. Water was vital to both people and livestock. The Nile was also a convenient and efficient way of transportation for people and goods.

Egypt’s stability was one of the best structured in history. In fact, it might easily have surpassed many modern societies. This stability was an immediate result of the Nile’s fertility. The Nile also provided flax for trade. Wheat was also traded, a crucial crop in the Middle East where famine was very common. This trading system secured the diplomatic relationship Egypt had with other countries, and often contributed to Egypt's economic stability. Also, the Nile provided the resources such as food or money, to quickly and efficiently raise an army. Whether the army was to take on a defensive or offensive role is unknown.

The Nile played a major role in politics and social life. The Pharaoh would supposedly flood the Nile, and in return for the life-giving water and crops, the peasants would cultivate the fertile soil and send a portion of the resources they had reaped to the Pharaoh. He or she would in turn use it for the wellbeing of Egyptian society.

The Nile was a source of spiritual dimension. The Nile was so significant to the lifestyle of the Egyptians, that they created a god dedicated to the welfare of the Nile’s annual inundation. The god’s name was Hapi, and both he and the Pharaoh were thought to control the flooding of the Nile River. Also, the Nile was considered as a causeway from life to death and afterlife. The east was thought of as a place of birth and growth, and the west was considered the place of death, as the god Ra, the sun, underwent birth, death, and resurrection each time he crossed the sky. Thus, all tombs were located west of the Nile, because the Egyptians believed that in order to enter the afterlife, they must be buried on the side that symbolized death.

The Greek historian, Herodotus, wrote that ‘Egypt was the gift of the Nile’, and in a sense that is correct. Without the waters of the Nile River for irrigation, Egyptian civilization would probably have been short-lived. The Nile provided the elements that make a vigorous civilization, and contributed much to its lasting three thousand years.

That far-reaching trade has been carried on along the Nile since ancient times can be seen from the Ishango bone, possibly the earliest known indication of Ancient Egyptian multiplication, which was discovered along the headwaters of the Nile River (near Lake Edward, in northeastern Congo) and was carbon-dated to 20,000 BC. [copied source from a web site]

A group of 8 dolphins met in Hurghada



Dolphins are often regarded as one of Earth's most intelligent species, though it is hard to say just how intelligent dolphins are as straightforward comparisons of species' relative intelligence are complicated by differences in sensory apparatus, response modes, and nature of cognition. Furthermore, the difficulty and expense of doing experimental work with large aquatics means that some tests that could meaningfully be done still have not been carried out, or have been carried out with inadequate sample size and methodology. See the "cetacean intelligence" article for more details.

Dolphins often leap above the water surface, sometimes performing acrobatic figures (e.g. the spinner dolphin). Scientists are not quite certain about the purpose of this behavior, but it may be to locate schools of fish by looking at above-water signs, like feeding birds. They could also be communicating to other dolphins to join a hunt, attempting to dislodge parasites, or simply doing it for fun. Play is a very important part of dolphins' lives, and they can often be observed playing with seaweed or play-fighting with other dolphins. They even harass other locals, like seabirds and turtles. Dolphins also seem to enjoy riding waves and frequently 'surf' coastal swells and the bow waves of boats.

They are also willing to occasionally approach humans and playfully interact with them in the water. In return, some human cultures such as the Ancient Greeks treated them with welcome; a ship spotting dolphins riding in their wake was considered a good omen for a smooth voyage. There are many stories of dolphins protecting shipwrecked sailors against sharks by swimming circles around them.

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