Monday, March 29, 2010

Exploring Cairo: Groppi

After landing in Cairo last night at 3:00 am, I slept till 11:00 and then we rode the Cairo Metro to go explore downtown. First we had to take a cab to the Metro Station. Cab fares in Cairo are completely negotiable. 10 Egyptian Pounds (about $2.00 US) got us to the station about 15 minutes away. I'm glad we got out of bed and went out because we accidentally found this place.


I thought about chocolate, but opted for traditional Egyptian sweets instead. I also had a glass of fresh squeezed mango juice. It was delicious!


Each of the sweets they had in the case looked better than the next. I bought a selection to take back to my mom's apartment to enjoy after dinner. We'll see if they make it that long.


Tomorrow we're off to the Egyptian Museum...

6 comments:

Diane said...

Wow...What a yummy place!! I would have to be hauled out of there in a wheelbarrow! I'm glad you are having fun adventures with your mom
Happy Monday

Marcia said...

Glad to see you made it there safely and that you are enjoying it right from the start! Yum! Looking forward to more from Cairo.

Allie said...

How in the world could you avoid the chocolate - I would have tried everything, lol! What a lovely place.

Val said...

Ah...what better way to travel then to go around the globe consuming chocolate? I hope you have a wonderful time!

Diane said...

The sweet shop is a little bit of heaven! Can't wait to see more1 Have a fabulous vacation and visit with your Mom.
Happy Easter,
Diane

Anonymous said...

This place was opened 1920 and was the place where royalty and pashaes get their pastry ,it was opened by a Swiss business man named groppi