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This is a photo of the wonderful Hassan who was our taxi driver during our visit to Egypt.
However we were so lucky to meet him as he was much more than a taxi driver, he was a lovely gentle man who was so willing to talk about his country, it's history and customs and we learned so much more from him than we did from our travel books
He was a real gentleman and arrived each morning with a flower for my self and my sister.As you can see in the shot we were baking in the sun but Hassan was wrapped in layers of clothing, it was their winter and he was feeling cold even though it was hotter than any of our summers in Ireland. Hassan did not recognize the word rain and when he finally understood what we were talking about he said he saw some once in Cairo, Conor thought this was very amusing.
So our time in Hassan's company was very educational and a great pleasure, and should we ever be lucky enough to return to his wonderful country we will certainly be hoping to make contact with him. We will never forget him and his Egyptian life!!

31 responses

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (14 May 2009):

    lovely image!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    A terrific image! I bet he would love to have a copy. I am glad he made your adventure so wonderful.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 May 2009):

    We had a great taxi driver on our visit to Crete. Wonderful tribute.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    VERY interesting photo/story combo!!! Thanks for presenting this, Eithne!!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    Wonderful story! Nothing like a true local to tell and show you the real area.

  • Ledge95

    Ledge95 gave props (14 May 2009):

    very nice shot!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (14 May 2009):

    What a super photo, fabulous caption and wonderful memories.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    He has a very friendly smile. This is a wonderful keepsake portrait. Your story of him is warm and informative. Great work, Eithne. This is great for the theme.

  • Matt.

    Matt. (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    Well Captured Eithne!...and Great Story too.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (14 May 2009):

    This is wonderful. Someone like this can make your trip very special!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    Love the shot and the story!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (14 May 2009):

    What a special man....and such a privilege to meet him and learn about his country.....very envious of you Eithne!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2009):

    Great candid portrait, a keepsake for sure. Egypt is a fascinating place, Cairo in particular, glad you had a chance to experience it, and got a lot of grand memories.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (15 May 2009):

    wonderful story and capture! well done!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (15 May 2009):

    What a wondeful keepsake capture, Eithne. Also love the story behind it.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 May 2009):

    this is a very cool souvenir photo. very well capttured and captioned!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (15 May 2009):

    Terrific story!! Super shot!!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (15 May 2009):

    Terrific story!! Super shot!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 May 2009):

    What an interesting story that I thoroughly enjoyed and the picture is superb too of both Hassan and Conor...Love the smiles!

  • d s

    d s gave props (15 May 2009):

    wonderful story!!

  • Talon

    Talon gave props (15 May 2009):

    How sweet was that to bring you flowers? Love the story behind the awesome shot!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 May 2009):

    Excellent photo and story about your meeting Hassan.

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (16 May 2009):

    Wonderful photo for this theme ... for sure you will have my vote !!! Nice captured.

  • Michael McNulty

    Michael McNulty said (16 May 2009):

    Eithne. Your story, like your photo, shows the respect and appreciation he deserves. Wouldn't it be great if someone else who saw this was able to enlist his services?

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (16 May 2009):

    fantastic photo and story!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (17 May 2009):

    wonderful!!!!

  • Chessaddict *

    Chessaddict * gave props (17 May 2009):

    Very well done ! I am happy that your journey was successful in his company... About rain I did not know...Thanks for sharing the information and Hassan as a personality...:)

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (17 May 2009):

    Great Photo and story!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (19 May 2009):

    Fabulous story & photo....I think people like Hassan are earthly angels!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (19 May 2009):

    Very nice tribute shot! I am sorry I was not able to go with you on that trip :)

  • Veda Vyas

    Veda Vyas gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    this photo is a tribute to a very good man.

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