Thursday, December 31, 2009
Ranya and I both arrived today. We're staying at the Meramees Hostel off of Talat Harb. I walked over to my old campus, AUC, went to the bookstore, my favorite juice bar, and walked along the Nile before managing to get cornered in small shop by a man desperate to sell me a papyrus with my mother's name on it. When I made it clear I wouldn't buy it, the man disappeared and his son asked what it was about New York City that made my eyes so sad. We're going to a nightclub tonight to see some dancing as the new year seeps in....(The cats were huddled beside the old elevator at the Meramees. Stray cats are everywhere in Cairo.)
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Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Last week, while getting ready for Cairo, I spent a week in Ohio with my family. We spent a day at an auction in Mt. Hope where my uncle was selling a load of hay. At the auction, people sat around talking and enjoying each other's company. Relaxation. It's good to know places like that exist. Next....Cairo!
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