Wednesday, January 30, 2008

And we have liftoff!

A mere 11 hours ago my Air France jet took off from Seattle dumping me at the Paris airport. I'll depart at 1:35 p.m. (local time) and arrive in Cairo at 7 p.m.

In a surprising but welcome development, my friend Rasha, whose empty Cairo apartment I'll be using until I find my own place, called to tell me that her father is flying to Cairo for the weekend and will arrive a half hour before I do. So he'll help me get to the apartment and get the key and all that. Pretty cool! It'll be nice to see a friendly face when I walk off the plane. Rasha's parents live and work in Saudi Arabia, but her father Monir is an Egyptian national and has a vast network of friends and family in Egypt.

I can't believe I am actually finally on my way to Cairo! I am really excited to be starting this adventure.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holly, it is extremely cool from this side of the pond too!

Dad

DJ said...

wow how great to have a friendly face meet you and get you to Rasha's place! Thank him for us. I love this blog. It's like we are right there with you which is awesome. Mom

Anonymous said...

snow. snow. and more snow in pullman. how's the weather in cairo?

House of Z said...

do the traffic signals still not work in Cairo? How about those stella beers (to "die" for) ohhh, the craziness of Cairo must be extreme contrast to our snowy scene in Spokane,loved the plane shot, any northern lights?..Ted

Holly said...

yo house of z. i don't remember seeing a traffic signal in cairo. yes, cairo is crazy and busy and i am loving it.

Holly said...

Okay, I am wrong about there not being any traffic lights in Cairo. There are indeed a few at some of the busiest intersections. However, nobody seems to pay any attention to them.