Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Are you sure you want to go to Egypt?"

That's a question we've been asked what seems like hundreds of times since the Revolution in Egypt began on January 25th.  Eventhough Wolf Blitzer isn't droning on and on about how terrible things are in Tahrir Square and Anderson Cooper isn't holed up in some motel room and multiple reports are coming in that it's safe for tourists to return to Egypt, our families and friends still regularly ask "are you sure you want to go to Egypt?"   We say, yes, we're going and we think it's going to be just fine.  Then I sprained my ankle and doctor says 3-6 weeks to recover... So, now we are going but I'll be in a walking boot!  And our friends and family shake their collective heads thinking and sometimes saying, "y'all are crazy to be going to Egypt right now."

We planned this trip last year to celebrate hubby's latest 0/5 birthday--he has always dreamed of seeing the pyramids and King Tut's treasures.  We will be in Egypt for two weeks starting on March 27th.  We've used up all our frequent flyer miles to fly first class (fortuitous, that, since my ankle is in 'recovery"), paid for travel insurance, and hired our own private guide (Ahmed Hamed Yousif) who assures us we'll have a wonderful, safe time.   We are doing the typical tourist route--Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, back to Cairo then home.   We expect fewer crowds, welcoming people, awesome sights, and lots of fun!  We'll keep this blog updated...

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