Oldest Mosque in Africa – Egypt part 3

Hello/Marhaban again everyone!

Today I will be talking a20180803_180029bout my visit to the Mosque of Amr Ibn Al Aas. This is where Muslims gather to pray.What’s special about this mosque?It is the oldest mosque in the whole of Africa! It was built in 641 AD. I had to go on an hour’s drive through Cairo’s busy roads to get to this particular mosque, so I was pretty famished. When I went in, I was under a roof but as I walked on, I was in a courtyard that had a big dome in the middle. Now, if you were in a really old mosque in another country, what would you do? Take pictures! I took lots of photos and sat down on the prayer mats.

It was definitely an experience of being in an ancient environment and I hope that people who are reading this try to visit (people from other religions and those who don’t follow a religion visit it too!).

How to get there? By car. Uber or Careem can take you there.

Family? Anyone can go there.

Dress code? Modest clothing. 

Rating: 6/10                                                    

Maryam

Ain Sokhna near the Red Sea – Egypt Part 2

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We went on a beach holiday to Ain Sokhna. It is a town in Egypt, near the Red Sea. First, a man showed us to a hotel, which was very nice. Also, we could see water springs, mountains and the sea from balcony of the hotel. We went to the beach and had a lot of fun and later we went on a boat ride in the Red Sea. I was really excited because there were very nice views and I was wearing a life-jacket. I enjoyed eating sausages, pan cakes, drinking red juice that tasted like cranberry. Finally, I had fun in the swimming pool and tried to swim in the deep side. Maybe we can go there again….. 

By Ibrahim

 

 

Marhaban Egypt

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Hello/marhaban everyone! I have just returned from a month long journey of Egypt. In the next few blogs, I will share some of my experiences of Egypt with you so that you might like to visit the country yourself or just know more about it. This is the second time I have been there and I was able to do much more.

The first great experience was visiting one of the 7 wonders of the world: the pyramids known as the Al-ahramaat. When we got to Giza, where the pyramids are located, on a Friday morning, we immediately felt the heat from the empty desert surrounding the pyramids (temperature was over 40 degrees!). Luckily, we were able to go around each of the 3 main pyramids on a horse carriage (rather than walk in that blazing sun), eagerly taking as many photos as possible. We were simply awe-struck by these large ancient tombs! Did you know that it took more than 100,00 people to build these pyramids?

Maryam