have "naptime" every afternoon after our classes which will give me
time to organize my thoughts if not to actually write them down. The
second reason is that I just can't stop writing. I finish writing and
then other thoughts pop into my mind. I won't be able to post all of
my entries the day I write hem because of wireless, so if I'm a day
behind just expect two or three posts a few days later, but don't hold
me to that. I know that I cannot put all of my experiences here into
words and I won't try to gie a running commentary of my stay here
because I want to enjoy I and no think as I'm doing it "how will I
describe this to everyone back home?".
Now onto what has actually happened since arriving at our housing.
Last night after getting settled into our rooms, organizing our
things, and getting our cell phones we went to see the US - Ghana
soccer match. We had to walk pretty far, but Mina said that in the
future we would take taxis he just wanted to show us the
neighborhood. The first place we found had horrible quality so we
left and found a cafe with several screens. The cafe was perfect for
watching the game if you didn't mind the overwhelming hookah smoke
which provided us Americans with such horrible headaches that we
didn't even want to stay for overtime so I don't actually know the
final score except that Ghana did score in overtime, but whether the
US came back I have no idea. If only the US side could put two solid
halves together they would have looked even better at this tournament.
On the way back we crammed into taxis and experienced the
rollercoaster that is Egyptian traffic in the comfort of a taxi. We
got a bite to eat and paid less than four American dollars for a
burger, shish tawook (grilled chicken?), and "macaroni". I had the
macaroni which was pasta covered with a cheesey cream which had the
consistency of mashed potatoes, and it was fantastic!