European Christmas Charity Bazaar in Cairo, Egypt 12.12.2009

It was a beautiful morning for the bazaar! Like last year, pics here and here.
Last year there were about 4.000 visitors!

This year the bazaar was in Conrad Cairo hotel.
Here are some snapshots - yes, you heard it right, not photographs because I had lightning problem, again! Will I ever learn? Hope you get the idea though...


yummy, yummy cheese we bought! and some Swiss red wine...

I didn't know who this gentleman was. He sold us sparkling wine
But today I do! :)
Mr. Ambassador Borut Mahnič to Slovenia in Cairo


It was chaotic! 
But we got what wanted!

wiuh! Still alive! In Conrad Cairo lobby...

Ahmed (left) and Hazem
Very nice and polite guys working at the hotel reception.
It was nice to meet you! :)

Sameh pouring Turkish coffee...medium sweet :)

You see those palm trees? That's the area where the bazaar was.
Some of the tables where outside, some inside.

Where's a happening there's a chaos...so many cars...

That's it. Time to go home.

This time it was really difficult to take pictures because the space was so fully packed.
But we had a good shopping  trip! :)

Thank you to all who participated in organising the Xmas Bazaar!
Have you been shopping in a charity bazaar this year?
Do you support charities? 

keskustelukulttuurista ja arvoista - 
tule sanomaan mielipiteesi!


  1. Thanks, it was nice to see our hotel again.

  2. Kairon basaarissa on kivoja tuotteita, mutta huh, liian tungosta minun makuuni että saisi rauhassa katsella. Eilen olin täällä syöpäjärjestön joulumyyjäisissä, mutta en tiedä meneekö siitä joku osuus hyväntekeväisyyteen. Sinne ei maksanut mitään sisälle, mutta ehkä myyjät maksoivat paikkavuokrassaan jotain, mikä menee myös syöpäjärjestölle.

  3. That place truly is jam packed, wow :D

    Glad you had fun, met great people and got what you wanted :)

  4. That looks like a lot of fun! No wonder it was so crowded!

    And definitely, if I get to Cairo in the Spring, I'll be in touch!

  5. I loved looking at all the shots of this event....all the people milling about in some part of the world I've never been. And all that while I, in another part of the world, was probably sound asleep! Thanks!!

  6. Hi! Great expedition!! No wonder for one used to Egyptian adventures... ;))
    Lovely shots!!

    Blogtrotter, which is always one year late in posting ;), headed to London December 2008. Enjoy and have a great week!

  7. great photos!

    i enjoyed looking at them..

  8. This looks like such a great time.

    It's so odd to not have any snow on the ground. I would send you some but it would all melt.

    Here's some virtual snoflakes though: * * * *

    From your friend in NY!



  9. Great pictures! Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day it was nice to meet you :)

  10. Olihan mielenkiintoinen kierros, ei kyllä ihan ekana joulubasaari tullut mieleeni (voisikohan johtua auringosta ja palmuista) ;)

    Täällä paljon eri hyväntekeväisyysjärjestöjen myymälöitä. Täytyy tunnustaa, etten shoppaile niissä - sisällä olen kyllä käynyt katsomassa. Jotain kirjoja tai koriste-esineitä voisin ostaa, mutta esim. vaatteita en osta käytettynä kuin ihan äärimmäisessä tilanteessa.

  11. Looks like a great hotel, and I love that view of the waterfront in your second shot. Somehow I didn't expect a Christmas fair in Cairo! Good to hear you got what you wanted.

  12. ALLU

    tuo basaarireissu oli oikeasti tuskallinen kun oli niin ahdasta. Suurin osa tuotteista jai nakematta koska ei nahnyt mitaan kun oli liikaa vakea. Mutta saimme mita haimme!

    packed indeed!

    fun was that we got what we wanted! Too many people was not fun because we couldn't see most of the stuff...but we got what we wanted :)

    isn't it interesting how the world is small and big at the same time!?

    thanks! :) It was an adventure - too many people in that area. People stopped to chat with people they met in the middle of the hallway so nobody could move anywhere.
    Why is it so difficult to sense what's going on around you, not just in you?! oh boy...

    wow, great to see you here! thanks! :)

    I don't miss the snow at all!
    This time of year it's like summer time in Finland...
    But I like your virtual snowflakes! :)
    See you!

    thanks for your visit here!
    Maybe we'll meet again... :)

    oli hassua kun lauloivat auringossa joululauluja...
    tungos oli kestamaton mutta hengissa selvittiin! :)

    I'll post more pics on Thursday... Stay in tune! :)

  13. Great pictures from this big city!
    Servus, so long and have a nice day

  14. Those are some great snapshots!! What a beautiful place and event!!

  15. Maassa maan tavalla. Jàin kuitenkin miettimààn, mità aarteita itsellesi basaarista hankit ja mità viinià Sveisistà oli esillà.

  16. KVELLY
    thanks! It's great to see new readers leaving a comment - I appreciate it!

    'thinking girl' :) nice to see you here! :)

    laitan lisaa kuvia torstaina ja nappasen kuvan Sveitsin viinipullosta! Ei Slovenian kuohu kiinnosta? :)
    Kiva kun jatit kommentin - uudet kommentoijat ovat bloggaajalle blogielaman suola, kiitos!

  17. Great pics ... nice to see a different part of the world.

  18. DARIA
    nice to see you here,
    I'll visit your blog this weekend.
    Hope you're feeling okay...

  19. It was amazing day! I was there and enjoyed very much!


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