Photo Favorite: Juggling a Football in Traditional Egyptian Clothes

By Mark Wiens 11 Comments
Playing Football in a Man Dress
Playing Football in a Man Dress

Location: Aswan, Egypt

While sailing the Nile River on a felucca, we stopped by at a small Egyptian village.

A few kids were juggling a flat bouncy ball in a little donkey pushcart alleyway, so I was able to join in with them for a few minutes of fun. In my jellabiya, I wasn’t exactly graceful, and I very nearly embarassingly fell multiple times!

But it was an awesome time!



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  • Laura

    6 years ago

    I loved Aswan and this looks like fun! I’ve talked to so many people on my travels who have connected with locals through the use of a soccer ball. It’s amazing how little the language barrier matters then!

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      Awesome Laura. Yes, especially in Africa where many guys have “football fever” it can be a great way to connect and fit in – and make friends!

  • 50+ and on the Run

    6 years ago

    Every time, every trip, those ordinary moments with people are the best part of the experience. Thanks for posting.
    Nancy

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      No problem Nancy, thanks for taking a look as well.

  • Joshywashington

    6 years ago

    Great pic. It looks like you are having a hell of a time trying to juggle that ball in that voluminous garment though…!

  • Arti

    6 years ago

    Its really moments like these which we remember from our journeys. Really simple but sharing a laugh and game with the locals is so much fun.
    Have a fabulous week ahead Mark:)

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      I fully agree Arti! Even more than the famous monuments, it’s these moments that are so memorable on any trip! Thanks, hope you have a great week too Arti.

  • Adrian B.

    6 years ago

    I’ve never tried playing football in dress before, but it looks like quite a challenge! 🙂