Celebrating my new side project on this website, Understanding Egypt, where I will explain the Egyptian Culture and Traditions as much as possible, I thought of adding this week’s photo of the week about drinks sold in the street, and I couldn’t think of something more than tea. Egyptians (most of them) could easily drink 5-7 cups of tea per day!)
*To know more about the eating traditions, read this post
This is on the most famous bridge in Alexandria, Stanley Bridge. Security guards that are supposed to be on both sides of the bridge are gathered in the middle of the bridge to drink a cup of tea. And us, in a car, parked there and ordered a couple of steamy and minty cups (1 cup for EGP 2!)
It is just amazing, and too sweet! (literally!)
You can also see in the picture another street vendor selling roasted seeds and nuts…
There are people like these, selling tea, nuts and seeds, grilled corn and even hummus soup (extra spicy) all along the Corniche street in Alexandria (The sea side street) which stretches at least 17Km along the Mediterranean in Northern Egypt!