Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas in the Middle East

One of the perks of living in Uganda is unique and affordable vacation destinations!! We were very excited to spend Christmas in Cairo with the whole family. We went for a boat ride on the Nile River on Christmas Eve and spent Christmas day riding around the pyramids on camels, it was an incredible experience!

Nile River

Giza Pyramids

Walking around the Mohammed Ali Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Egypt

Avin, getting a taste of life for a celebrity! It seemed almost everywhere we went in Cairo people would stop to talk to her, touch her hair, or even take a picture with her. She didn't mind!!

A few days before Christmas I (Shan) went to Dubai with Paul, Megan and Lizabee. It was a lot of fun to be in such a new and exciting city, especially coming from Uganda!!

The Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world, 160 floors!

 Here is a view from the observation deck, 124 floors up!!

We celebrated Lizabee's 40th birthday with tea at the Burj Al Arab, very fun! Not sure I will be able to top that!!

 Old Dubai

1 comment:

Ang said...

Wow! What an amazing holiday! Dubai looks insane. The kids are looking so cute and happy.
Happy New Year!