Saturday, December 01, 2007

Eric in Egypt

Melissa was kind enough to let me do a guest post about my recent trip to Egypt. Microsoft sent me over to interview some engineers for positions here in Boston. While I was there, I got to see some classic Egyptian sites, like this stepped pyramid at Giza. It's one of the earliest pyramids the Egyptians built. It's completely solid--there's a 30-meter shaft below it where the Pharoah's mummy was protected from heat and humidity by the pyramid above. The cobras in the foreground are a sign of protection, and they were redone recently--the originals are long gone.

My colleagues and I saw another classic Egyptian site, EHOP.

We had some great 'pancakes' there--more like pitas stuffed with savory or sweet fillings and topped with more good stuff. I had a pizza-style one, which had goat cheese and an unspecified 'meat' on top. I'm assuming it was beef. One of my colleagues had a banana-honey-powdered-sugar concoction too sweet to eat more than a few bites of. It was quite an experience.

-- Eric