Still no reliable internet access, just a weak wireless connection that works when it wants to, and it often doesn’t want to.
Will soon subscribe to DSL and Satellite cable inshAllah. Because really, just having the Nile TV channel for my English-language viewing pleasure is driving me slowly insane. On an upward note my French is improving greatly as half the time I turn on the TV it is during the French broadcasts.
Continuing on insanity: I drove yesterday all around Cairo. From Maadi to Tahrir (gasp) and then to Abbasseya which is a fitting destination as it is quite clear that my driving in Cairo really only means that I have basically lost my sanity. Completely. The only people who venture onto the roads are legally insane, or will be shortly.
I’m just happy I didn’t hit anyone or anything although there were a number of pedestrians who had to throw themselves out of the way. But really, being a pedestrian in Cairo is taking your life in your hands anyways. It is a confirmed step forward as I had hitherto been considering hijacking the local watermelon-seller’s donkey to get to where I needed to go.
Maadi is lovely, quiet, shaded and until now I have not needed to throw rocks at anyone or anything. Once my husband secures the internet I have much to blog about.
Oh boy do I have stuff to blog about.