Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Third Day in EGYPT.
I arrived in Cairo 3 days ago, flying over the pyramids brought a tear to my Eye, after 13 years of being away from my home, it realy hit me, I"M HOME! Landed in Cairo airport, met by my Mom and Dad, we headed to Tahrir where my mother now lives, the traffic was shocking, very hard to adjust to, some streets were clean some were very dirty, again a very hard thing to adjust to. My father and i then dropped my mom off then we headed to Alexandria, the road is actually fairly new, but ofcourse the driving is hard to describe, people just drive and thats it, no lanes, nothing, but there were 2 speed check points. We arrived in Alex and thats when i Realy felt like i'm home, the smell of the Sea, man did i miss that smell!! Alex is alot more crowded then what it was years ago, and i noticed there are alot of veiled women, it was definitly not like this when i lived here. The courniche is amazing, but unfortunatly all the buildings paint is peeled off and rotted from the salt corrosion, they need to use better paint, but i'll get into the "CHANGE" part later. Its just good to be home, the welcome i got from some old family friends was undescribable, it was amazing. I even found one of my best friends from childhood still living at the same house, i just walked there and i saw his mother, and she hid me in the living room because he was in the shower, then when he came out i surprised him, after 12 YEARS, TWELVE YEARS, it was amazing.
There are many changes that need to be taken here, and again i will get into that after i spend some more time here and get a feel to the population and my surroundings. I LOVE BEING HOME! :)