Sunday, June 13, 2010

Special Delivery

One thing I really miss about Egypt, is that almost anything can be delivered to your home. From fast-food to medicine, all you have to do is call, and it is on its way. Delivery is available at all restaruants, pharmacies, and most grocery stores.
The one we use most often is McDonalds delivery. As you can see from the picture above, most places use motorcycles to deliver. This is because the traffic is often so bad (as seen above also) it might take hours for your delivery to arrive if cars were used. On a motorcycle though, a person can just zip through and between cars, and if there isn't enough room between cars, they use the sidewalk.

As stated before, one of the reasons delivery is used for almost everything is because of the traffic. If delivery was not available, it would just be a hassle to get out in the traffic for whatever it is you need. Another reason people do not like to get out is because parking spots are very hard to come by. If you have a good parking spot, why get out and take a chance losing it. And one of the last reasons for delivery is because not everyone can afford a car. Delivery makes it easy for these people to enjoy the convenience of fast food or other items they may want or need as well.

I do have to say though, that having delivery of these things often makes it much more tempting. Sitting here in the States, if I get hungry, I'm much more likely to just go to the refrigerator and grab something already on hand, which is probably better for me and for my pocket-book. With that all said, I still miss it.


  1. These photo's are great, Jackie ! I think that traffic like this is a problem all over Africa -you gotta love it ! Hope that you are having fun in the States ... must be wonderful to be reunited as a family again. xx

  2. Thanks Lynda! Yes, it is nice to be here with family. Don't get to see Kaily as much as I would like. She is out on her own you know. Dillon leaves this Thursday for 4-6 weeks for what is something like bootcamp, but all is good.

  3. ma yew7ashkeesh ghali "may u never miss a precious thing!" :d