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... backgammon. Though Frances and I already did this in Marsa Moutrogh. She left to Cairo a bit earlier than me to finish her very last school paper, before returning to the States in a few days. She's actually going back to Northwestern in Chicago for her Senior year.
I managed fine the rest of the day. Actually, a couple friendly 20-yo guys helped me out a bit in the Alexandria train station, and I ended up chatting with them for ...
... sand dune we screamed down, my heart in my mouth.
Lunch was a polystyrene box with three bread rolls (cheese, cheese, and strawberry jam), a packet of chips and a drink, thankfully all for free coz I wouldn't want to have paid for any of it.
Dinner was a mixed grill at an open-air restaurant, then a walk around town after.
... Unfortunately, nothing was open and the town was deserted. As we were standing in front of a giant 3D map of the area, deciding what to do for the day, a 'taxi' (read:rickshaw) driver pulled up and offered us a pretty comprehensive tour for 25 LE per person (~$4.50). So he piled into the back of his motorcycle-driven rickshaw and sped off.
First, he took us to the "Gebel Muta" or "Mountain of the Dead" where there are many Roman tombs. It was still ...
... in mountains looking for
the next great discovery, perhaps the tomb of Alexander the Great.
But a word of warning, these guys shoot first and run later. Word is
that dying in a gun battle with the authorities ...
... behind. We went soaring down- SO much sand blowing everywhere and stinging my face, but I LOVED IT!!!!!!! It was a great time! I wanted to do it again, but then reality set in- we had to climb back up.
I though climbing a pyramid was hard- nope, climbing a freakishly steep sand dune beats that a million times over. We had to carry the board too, with the wind pushing me backwards and the sand constantly moving under my feet, I felt like every step really made me ...