African House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Cairo
Today: 465 km
Total: 8,003 km
The daily bus between St. Katherine’s and Cairo runs only at 06:00, so Baba and Mama (the Arabic names for “Father” and “Mother”) had to wake up early for only their second air-conditioned drive in Egypt – we all concurred that opening Mzee’s …
... well there are over 1000 in the other album but those will be up soon after finals. Please I hope you all enjoy the pictures. ooops i forgot to mention madrid
my spring break timeline-
okay so i had a 3 week spring break (2 of which were given to me by my school) (1 week i just took off hehe.
It's with memories of this last spectacular explosion of a wedding that we eagerly accept Shasly's invitation. Arranging our own transport to get there poses some interesting moments, involving navigating the metro in full party get-up after hours for women-only carriages (some women usher us to stand in a corner under their guard, two vulnerable foreign girls making things worse for themselves in sparkly dresses, a worry despite the leggings and scarves) and ...
... and were upset we went with an outside tour guide. I wanted to then ask him why we went to the carpet place, the restaurant, and his bazaar on our "tour". He was only reassured when he called his nephew (just one of his 1200 family members in the area) who worked at the hotel and could talk with our kind concierge. Antonio did convince me to buy some of his homemade perfume in the end while we signed his guest book, the trick ...
... s at my window inspecting my passport (thank goodness the Mogama delivered). 'She can stay here. You come with me, lad,' he addresses Amr. Gulp.
Once again, the assembled passengers are plunged into a strained silence. Choosing to keep my mouth buttoned rather than attempt an awkward joke, I focus my attention on a sign up ahead: FOREINGERS FORBIDDEN PAST THIS POINT. Ah, I see.
My companions are discussing the situation quietly amongst themselves, and ...