Suez

De Aarde en haar volken

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1865
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 21,054 / 73 pg
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 464
Added to site: 2005.02.26
mnybks.net#: 9773
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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;n, waarvan sommige open trappen op het dak hebben, waar men ver in zee een uitzicht heeft en waarop des Zondags en op feestdagen de vlaggen der verschillende volken waaien.

"De huizen binnen de stad hebben meer het oostersche karakter, met verschillende uitstekken van fijn latwerk, dat er dikwijls schilderachtig uitziet.

"De bevolking en vooral de bazars geven aan den vreemdeling, die in Alexandrië aankomt, voor het eerst eene echt oostersche vertooning. De winkels in de bazars zijn alle klein, onafgesloten, zonder vensters of deuren. De kooplieden zitten op de gewone oostersche wijze met de beenen kruiselings onder zich gevouwen op den vloer, die even boven den beganen grond verheven is, rooken uit hunnen nargilé of chibouk, alles met groote kalmte, en geven zich niet de minste moeite om iets te verkoopen. Wil men iets koopen, dan moet men het hun met moeite afpersen. Men moet altijd bepaald naar het voorwerp vragen dat men koopen wil, want een Turk kan zich geen denkbeeld maken da

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