One of the more dramatic experiences in Egypt was how different and similar things were. In one second you got to see utter poverty, and the next second you get to see the same cars and bird life that we have in Norway.
A great number of herons live by the Nile. Some of them we may find in Norway as well, like the grey heron. Other herons we got to see were black-crowned night heron, little egret and cattle egret. (Pictures of these birds will probably be published later.)
Have a look at some of these pictures.
For us living in Norway this life seem a bit old-fashioned, but most farmers in Egypt do not use machines.
We were in a fish restaurant in Alexandria and had a great dinner. These guys were on the menu if you want to try them.
If you want to sell, go to your customers. Don’t you have a car? Carry your produce.
This was a mobile soup-salesman I think. I had some problems communicating in their language.
Everything people transported by hand.
This guy was relaxing on the riverbed. The desert was in the background. I guess it is a grey heron in the desert sunset.
A close up of the same kind of Heron.
Spices and other colourful substances where available almost everywhere.