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... has a child who is luckily fast asleep. Once we have a cab, we all pile into the car. Lucky for me, I land in the middle of the back seat. Ugh! I spend the next hour crammed between two and a half people who don't really speak English.
As we are driving, we run into traffic. Typical. Yet another reason why I hate cabs because if I had been on the bus, my fare would have stayed the same regardless of how many other people were on the road driving at ...
... Inside the mosque the scene was much less chaotic than the Blue Mosque. Not only were there fewer people, but the mosque itself has a much more serene feeling. The colors and architecture are just more tranquil. I didn't feel the need to just go around and see everything and then get out like I did at the other tourist attractions. We were able to just enjoy it.
Eventually we headed back out to find the Spice Market. Here's where the day goes a little sideways. We ...
We left after having one last morning look at our beloved pyramids and breakfast. We were flying Turkish Air this time. It was the only plane that was not Egypt Air scheduled as far as we could see. It was about 25 mins late and that made some people with connecting flights anxious. Our time in the airport was spent using our last Egyptian pounds and Richard found a TV with some cycling showing. The flight was 2.20 mins, just enough time for a movie. When we arrived we were amazed at ...
... project in Tbilisi. Then some local people started talking to us and trying to share their vodka (no vodka for me - I was not forgetting that I had to be to the airport in a couple hours). I hung out with them for awhile to spend the waiting time.
Sat, Nov 30
I said goodbye to my Georgian friends and headed back to the hostel to pick up my bag and then caught a taxi to the airport around 3:30 in the morning. Today is day 2 of ...