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Sunday, June 27, 2010

City of the Dead

November 25, 2009

A typical Wednesday morning turned into a trip to Ghamra where Nacia and I were looking for a bus station to buy tickets for Dahab. After finding the station and buying the tickets, we stumbled across another City of the Dead. This particular city had more plants and flowers than the previous one. There were also more signs of the living.

There was a wall that was completely covered with plaques. We were informed that it was dedicated to Palestinian martyrs.

Then out of the blue, little children started to show up. They all wanted to be held. As adorable they were, they were also dirty. After playing with the kids, which was more like them jumping on us, our clothes and our hands were covered with dirt.

Nacia told one of the moms that I liked babies. Once this news was out, mothers in the area brought out their newborn babies one by one.

More people started to come out and started to invite us to stay with them. They also asked for pens-go figure. Since time was running short, we had to decline their offer and head back to the metro. Maybe next time I can sneak a baby with me.

I'm just kidding.

How We Got There:
Took the metro line towards El Marg (1 LE)
Got off on the Ghamra stop
Somehow found the bus station
Then somehow found the City of the Dead near the station

Trip Tips:
Bring loads of pens

Good Stuff of the Day:
There are plenty of babies

Room for Science:
We are mutants. Our bodies are constantly mutating. Thank goodness, most of them don't manifest physically. Wait... we're suppose to have two bellybuttons right? One on the front and one on the back?

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