Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Top ten things I will miss about Egypt

1) The history
Everything's Bigger in Egypt
2) The culture
3) The language
4) The chaos
5) The prices
6) The public transportation
7) The land
8) The hospitality
9) The courtesy
10) The Egyptians

I was in a taxi from the airport with an old man from Jordon.

"I am not Egyptian," he said. "I am from Jordon. You speak little Arabic?"

"Shwaira," I said (a little.) "My husband is Palestinian." This is the standard greeting for all men.

"In my religion," he said. "You are my sister. I hope you and your husband come to Jordon one day. You are very welcome."