Danielle Capalbo’s Blog

Happy, happy birthday

Posted in Photos by Quiet Giant on May 7, 2009

Gabriela turned 22 on Tuesday, so Edwin (who has a blog now, too!) took us to the Marriott, one of his favorite spots to nighttime on Zamalek. The hotel is gorgeous and ornate, especially after dusk, when strands of tiny lights illuminate its outdoor restaurant. The space is open to anyone, so we filed in to order some peach, mint and strawberry tobacco and smoke via shisha:  a traditional glass water-pipe ingrained deep-seated in Egyptian culture. Yesterday, we walked down the narrow streets of Islamic Cairo, and every other shop sold shisha exclusively. They are constantly smoldering here, which is starting to make me sick, actually.

But it was great the other night!

Some photos from our time off:

Nick, Katie, Jon and Caitlin

Nick, Katie, Jon and Caitlin

Jon looking regal at the swanky Marriott.

Jon looking regal at the swanky Marriott.

Nick, Jon and Karim

Nick, Jon and Karim

Caitlin and Edwin giggling.

Caitlin and Edwin giggling.

Jon shishas.

Jon shishas.

Nick snaps a picture of Gabriela taking a sip of her birthday beverage.

Nick snaps a picture of Gabriela taking a sip of her birthday beverage.

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