Like always.. it doesn’t seem like it’s actually happening. It doesn’t seem real that in 72 hours, I’ll be in Egypt. Holy crap.
We went to CVS today to get some of the last minute toiletries… hand sanitizer, face wash, travel packs of tissues, ear plugs, blister band-aids, etc. I began packing last night. My list of things to pack is SO long.
I am nervous about this trip. When we went to Spain, we tried to see too much. I overcompensated last year and in Turkey, I planned too little. Now, after all the things I have read, I am concerned we are going to spend a lot of our time on the fly trying to figure things out and plan our transportation as we go, and it’s not going to be easy. First of all, it’s Ramadan, and secondly, this is Africa, this is the Middle East…things don’t run as smoothly and on-time and efficiently as we are used to. I just hope it goes ok because I feel like it will be my fault if it doesn’t.
I get nervous about things going wrong, then I think, “Wait a minute, Jim will be there too. He can figure it out.” It’s like I think I have to solve every problem myself and I forget he is there and can take care of everything if need be. So we’ll be fine.
We were walking outside today and it was probably 82 degrees or so, and we were warm. Jim said jokingly, “You think it will be this hot in Egypt?” I said, “If we’re lucky, it may be this COLD at night!” I’m secretly hoping that Egypt won’t be as conservative as everyone says, since we’ll be in touristy areas.
Aswan’s weather for Tuesday: high of 95, low of 79.