I feel like I just got here and now I've only got a few days left of sightseeing and a couple more quick stops in lab. There's a growing list of shopping left to take care of. I also now feel more like I've been living in Cairo and now I'm adjusting into tourist mode. It'll be good--I'll have the comfort-level of being able to get around and be familiar with what's going on (sort of...) while at the same time, getting to see and do things I haven't been able to yet.
Tara got in Monday evening--it's great to have a traveling partner. We took it easy yesterday, with a quick stop in lab, a traffic-filled cab ride to the Egyptian museum (this time we saw the royal mummy exhibit--they still had hair & teeth!), a people-packed METRO ride back to Maadi, and a sheesha-smoke filled dinner on the Nile and the Maadi Grande Cafe. Not quite a relaxing first day around Cairo, for Tara, but she's determined to fit in as much as she can in a week. YAY. Today, a trip to a park, the citadel, shopping around Maadi, and dinner at the Fish Market on the banks of the Nile again.
Hope everyone's recovered from Sebring!