Some of the things I will miss:
- Walking everywhere at anytime without having one of my hands pat a can of pepper spray
- Halaal everything
- Egyptian halwayat (a key contributor towards the development and nurturing of my third chin)
- Late night shopping
- Interesting shopping
- The kindest, massive-hearted, deep-souled people: Dina, Mae, Dana and their families, Bibi and her buddies
- The cool old and the cool new; the different textures of Cairo
- Getting around on the Metro
- Fresh juice (my favourites are sugarcane and watermelon) at LE1 a pop from the shop around the corner
- The flat breads
- Cheap nutella
- Decent taxi drivers
- City living
- The photo ops
- The stories I could pluck out of the air
Some things I’ll be glad to give a miss:
- The tap water
- Leaky plumbing
- The dust
- The smog
- The litter (these people need a massive zap-it-in-the-zibi campaign)
- The crazy driving
- Playing chicken everytime we need to cross a road
- Dodgy taxi drivers
Will add to this as stuff occurs to me. It’s been a wowsome four months. Our Arabic tongues aren’t quite as fluid as we’d like but this made for a great start.
We’ve been here for just over three months and we still haven’t figured out what this framed tapestry on the lounge wall is all about.
I suppose we could ask the landlord but our broken Arabic is guarantee that someone’s decor sensibilities will be offended.
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