people buying there fruit and stuff, we where lucky we had our breakfast, lunch and dinner delivered to us each day, some people don't get any food and have to venture out to get some, alhamdullilah getting food is not difficult.
food was not the only thing on show, sibhas galore, as well as so many more other items, but shopping in Mina really starts after you get back from muzdalifa, i know shopping in Mina!!!! who would have thought?
we couldn't resist buying some bananas, come on people, how could we not? now i really had an excuse to call them bananas looooool
random pictures of different parts of Mina, notice how it looks all the same, especially with most people wearing white, its very common to see people with umbrellas, clever really to shade from the sun, especially needed at arafat.
i love the mountains in the background, some from the group went climbing after asr to view the sights from above, apparently its worth the climb.
its common to see people lining up together to pray just like these men, people would join in and rows would form.
managed to grab a picture of people on the roof of a car which is a sight that you see everywhere, pretty cool, at one point i wanted to get onto the back of a lorry, or so i thought it was a lorry (it was when we where trying to get taxis back from the haram) so i came over to the driver and asked him how much to take us on the back of his lorry, the dude just ignored me, how rude, so i continued to pester him, to which he turns to look at me, smiles and doesn't say anything just points to something on his car door, so i take a step back, nervously laugh and walk away with him laughing loudly in the background, i had basically asked a police officer for a lift duh??
every where around Mina are water dispensers for drinking, people use it for all sorts of stuff other than drinking as you can imagine, brushing teeth, washing dishes, washing infant bottoms, washing clothes, go one let your imagination take over I'm sure what ever you can think of they did..
more people eating, i got addicted to 7up while i was there, i don't know why, i would just crave 7up and would send my little bro to get me a can, 1 riyal, very cheap...
remember those people who bring their on tents, well here are two little hajjis popping there heads out to say sallam
we came across a map of Mina very handy incase you get lost, we where in the red section, kinda gives you an indication as to how big Mina is:
kiblah signes incase you forget which way the kaabah is, pretty cool
i thought i would entertain you with pic from different angle, one of the sky, no one looks up usually, but we where surrounded by helicopters all the time
and another angle of the ground, i was surrounded by feeeeeeeeeeeet