We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

Funny white man?

I regularly read a great blog called Racialicious. Carmen, the smart woman behind Racialicious, blogged about a YouTube video of a white comedian apologizing, on behalf of whites, for slavery and other atrocities. It’s funny and awful and hard to pinpoint.

Carmen’s readers and commentors are as compelling as her blog, so take a look, and let me know what you think, either here or on Carmen’s blog.

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29 August 2007 Posted by | race | Comments Off on Funny white man?

Where do we go from here?

So we’re already thinking about some upcoming opportunities for travel. We don’t have tons of money, but we do have some time.

The best option for a couple of days is the Red Sea. Some spots are only about 1-2 hours away from Cairo, and others are a bit further. I’m hoping we can spend at least a day or two at the beach in the next few weeks. Apparently the coral reefs are amazing, as are the snorkeling and diving (for folks who don’t have a shark paranoia from childhood exposure to Jaws).

We, along with most of Egypt, have a long weekend in mid-October at the end of Ramadan. We’re considering a desert safari or perhaps a trip to Upper Egypt, home of Luxor and Aswan and the Nubian people. The big draws there are Nile cruises and historic sites.

For winter holidays, maybe we’ll go to Ethiopia. I’d love to see some sites along the nothern historic route, plus all the green will probably be a refreshing change of pace by then.

I’m also hearing great things about Turkey and Jordan, which are accessible and affordable from here. Europe is close, but pretty pricey right now.

Before we leave, I’d really love to go to Tanzania on safari.

Where would you go if you were here?

29 August 2007 Posted by | fun, tourism | 12 Comments

Good news!

So we thought Iggy’s insulin was messed up and his whole system was out of whack. (Iggy is the cat.) Turns out he had some problems with his nails (likely as a result of being in the carrier during our travels), which we’re remedying with some antibiotics, foot cream, and twice-daily foot soaks. Heh, he won’t like that. But I’m so glad his diabetes isn’t the problem.

Hurray for the (alleged) best vet in all of Egypt! (Mr. Four says he’s actually pretty nice.) Hurray for vet visits and medicine that only cost $10!

Oh, by the way, Mr. Four maintains he never thought the diabetes was the problem.

29 August 2007 Posted by | iggy the cat | Comments Off on Good news!