As we are in the process of setting up our flat, it’s time to start buying some of the various pending accessories. Things that should be bought are items like, knobs, electrical accessories etc…, and the best place to buy these are various places in downtown.
I had the chance to go through some of my childhood memories twice, memories of the times when we used to live in down town Cairo (nevertheless, I’m glad that I’m out of that jungle). The first memory that really touched me was walking through the local market which was very near to our appartment. Memories of going shopping with my parents and grand-parents hit me. I had a funny feeling though, the market street seemed to be longer in the old days.
The second chance was just yesterday. I went to a restaurant downtown, and the last time that I remember me being there was back in 1990. The minute I went in, I remembered the fish acquarium that’s at the enterance, the long passage to the restaurant. I do remember they used to have a caricaturic map of Cairo, which had been removed. The food there was just perfect, and the atmosphere was simply WOW. The insane part was when my father and I started remembering the guests that we used to have at that restaurant, the old friends from Denmark, the old generation, where most of them have passed away now, and the others retired (maybe 2 or 3 that are still active), the good old days. I miss those days, and those people. Unfortunatelly, that’s life.