Thursday, September 13, 2012
Another Day in Phormer Pharaoh's Land (31 Oct 2008)
I'm using Belinda's piccolo computer and it's annoying, so this will be a short one. After dragging myself out of bed yesterday, we hit Old Cairo. The best part of the day was stumbling across Saad Cafe...outside they had a sign that said, "Welcome to the house of cats. Come and enjoy your drink with the sweet cats." Sure enough, the proprietor had about 2 dozen cats calling his establishment home. I wanted to talk to him about the fact that the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats (the center of worship for Bastet was Bubastis, near modern Zagazig), but I didn't know if my pagan knowlege would conflict with his Muslim ideals, so I stayed silent.