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... route home to explore more of Maadi. I ended up taking a taxi to my local grocery store because I found myself up in an area I hadn't been to before and it would be well after noon prayer before I got home. I could have gotten home on my own, but I'd already walked several miles and it was so HOT. Tomorrow, I will go to my travel agent and pay for my trip home in December. They require cash. Then I will come home and finish grading papers and prepping for next week. ...
... me to the hostel. I tried to ask him about going to stay at the free hotel rather than at the hostel, but it was way too confusing, him trying to work that out, so I just decided to just go with him... The hostel was only just over 5 dollars for the night anyhow. Walking out of the airport I noticed the warmth of the air and couldn't help but smile- finally it was hot (30 degrees at 10:30 at night!). On the drive to the hostel, the man (whose name is Hosny) was ...
... you’re gonna be very careful of these guy. They are they worst. Guys if they give you something and say it’s for free..they gonna just throw it at you. It’s not for free okay? Nothings for free, and they gonna want like a tip or something.. so just ignore them, don’t even talk to them, just walk’
So like robots we abandon the van, and abandon conversation. These guys try and put stuff in our hands by we’re like a stoic army and ...
... filled my lungs. Life was out on the street. People dressed
in traditional Muslim robes weaved the traffic, rode donkey carts, smoked outside
teahouses and followed me with blank stares. Rotting rubbish blew in world
winds and gathered in ditches and nooks to remain there for eternity, dog
carcasses lay bloated amongst the traffic and homeless people crowded me with
After days on a silent boat ...
... has a lot of problems, most notably lack of employment, housing and infrastructure that can't keep up with the growing population (such as garbage collection, adequate healthcare, police and education especially in the slum areas). On our drive into the city the big problem seemed to be too many cars trying to make a two lane road a five lane one, our tour director Muhammad said that in Cairo they don’t drive cars they drive horns, a horn seems to mean everything ...
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