Leaving Cairo

The next stop – Istanbul.  But first I had to get out of Cairo.  I chose a late flight because I hadn’t seen very much of Cairo at night.  The airport looks out on some of the city, and the drive to the airport from Maadi was through most of the city.  And what a drive it was.  A cab was hailed in Maadi, and the man assured me he knew how to get to the airport.  What he forgot to mention, in between trying to convince me that I should stay in Cairo and marry him, and that heavy metal was the best music around (right, thank you, but just because I’m American, it doesn’t mean that I am a HUGE fan of metal.  Really.) was that he would have to make a couple of stops along the way. Continue reading “Leaving Cairo”