September 28, 2011 by theresiugoes
Aside from family, the best thing about Egypt was the amazing food. We had stuffed pigeons, molikhaya, samak mashwi (charcoal fish), macarona beschamel; kebab and kofta, fetir and of course, fool and ta3meya. We also enjoyed some amazing 3aseer Asab (Sugar Cane juice) and mango juice, and the sweetest watermelon and dates.
With all that in mind, one of the worst things about Egypt is the food. And although all the food is amazing, the water is pretty toxic and gets in everywhere. I was prepared for it, and warned husbandsylv, but he didn’t seem to think there would be any problems. Until, of course he came down with a pretty serious bout of the stomach bug himself.
Diarrhea, stomach cramps, headaches and a fever kept him in bed for almost 24 hours (he dragged himself out a few times to say hello to visiting family). Everyone seemed to have their own quick fixes which they recommended – chewing hommous; Turkish coffee with a pinch of lime juice; hibiscus tea, and the one he did try (and I guess, worked), mint tea.
husbandsylv kept apologising to me for “wrecking our holiday” as he tried different positions to manage the cramps, and apologising to the family for being in bed most of the day. Of course, the most common response was “welcome to Egypt!”