In Alexandria, I spent some time with Kristen, one of my classmates from my first month in Egypt. She is back in Alex to do some teaching. After a couple of days there, I went to Cairo to meet Ehab. He and a friend picked me up at my hotel (Caio Hotel). I went there because I know that I am welcome there any time, and I can sit around there as long as I like. We went to the University to a little shopping mall to walk around and then eat. After that, we picked up my bags and Ehab and I went to his home.
It took a while to get to Ehab's home. He lives in a small village called Tabloha, near Tanta, somewhere between Alexandria and Cairo. There were goats, cows and gamoosa (water buffalo) tied up here and there along the roads, and were led home at the end of the day. Donkeys and donkey carts were everywhere.
I stayed in his home and every day we went around visiting his relatives and friends. We also went into Tanta one day to watch a movie and to another town to drive the bumper cars (at which I kick butt).
I am now back in Sharm el-Sheik for a week. I have been here a few days already, but was sick in bed. What a way to spend the time when the beach and the sun are right there. I am okay now, though.
I'll have to update this a little later. things to do, people to see, food to eat.