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August 5, 2010

*this blog was written on August 2* We spent most of our time in Alexandria relaxing. We got up our first full day there and went down to the beach.  Our hotel had a private beach area and we got a neat little cabana on the beach with a server and everything.  We had a […]

Two trainwrecks and a library

August 4, 2010

*this blog was written on July 31* Yesterday we took the night train from Luxor back to Cairo.  Despite being supposed to arrive at 8am and there being hourly trains to Alexandria (according to the schedule online), we had to wait for 5 hours before we could board a train.  Poopy. Julie + Adam + […]

Up. Down. Inside. Out.

August 3, 2010

*this blog was written on July 30* We had an amazing but VERY long day today! We started out at 4:30 am to get a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings.  Sucky to get up that early (especially considering we didn’t leave the ground till like 7:00 am) but it was […]

Relaxing in Luxory

July 30, 2010

*this blog was written on July 29* We arrived at 5am here in Luxor.  We got a ride to our hotel and they let us check in early (for an additional charge of course). Our room is amazing.  We share a huge balcony with 10 other rooms which overlooks the Nile and the Valley of […]

Alice the camel has…ONE CHUMP!

July 29, 2010

*this blog was written on July 28* We started the day going to the Citadel and Old Cairo.  The Citadel is a huge fortress on the outskirts of Cairo.  It was built by Saladin (the great Islamic leader who united Muslims against the Crusades) and has the huge and beautiful Mosque of Mohamed Ali.  The […]

Who was that mosqued man?!

July 27, 2010

Julie arrived safely last night at midnight. He flight was supposed to get in at 4pm but it was delayed…yeah, 8 hours. Ridiculous. I surprised her with roses and champagne waiting in the hotel room. Yeah, I just needed to brag about that. Today we slept in for a bit then checked out Al Azhar […]

Do you remember the time…

July 26, 2010

…when I walked around Cairo by myself on the first night that I’d ever been there…AT 3 IN THE MORNING?!?! Oh yeah, that’s now. I had a hankerin. I got some beef schwarma (sp?), Pepsi, and a bag of what look to be Lays Chili Lime potato chips but I’m not sure b/c the bag […]


July 26, 2010

Who’s that guy we know that’s in Cairo?  Oh yeah, IT’S ME! I had another long day of traveling.  Up to leave the hostel at 7am.  The airport was sucky.  Had to go to one place to get a fake ticket, then wait an hour for them to call my flight so that me and […]

Bus-y day. In-tebbe. Leaving tomorrow N-I’m-robi to go. Almost time to hit the Cai-road.

July 24, 2010

I’m in Entebbe. I boarded a bus at 5:45am.  I arrived in Kampala at 2pm.  I met with Sempa and took care of a few last bits of business then headed to Entebbe at 4 (which of course took 2 hours on a matatu but should only have taken 45 minutes).  Grand total of travel […]

Last Day in Kisiizi – Final Thoughts

July 23, 2010

I’m exhausted. I visited the Kutamba School this morning to say goodbye to the kids and teachers. I got roped into teaching one period because the teacher was out for the day. At break the kids sung to me and wished me goodbye. It was precious. I decided to do the hour long walk back. […]