Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I have made it clear that this blog is intended to document my adventures and provide updates on my wellbeing, however I have neglected to explain what my adventures are! I am attending the America University of Cairo’s (AUC) intensive Arabic language program with the intention of learning how to read, speak and write in Arabic. I am going to be attending the AUC for a full school year and perhaps, finances willing, a bit more. My time in Egypt will be, for the most part, devoted to my schoolwork, however it would be a wasted opportunity if I did not venture out and see what the world has to offer.
I took advantage of the transit to Egypt by allowing myself a brief sojourn in Barcelona to acclimate myself to the nine hour time difference, and lets be honest, its Barcelona, who wouldn’t take the opportunity to spend a couple days there. After a wonderful, albeit sweaty, stay in Barcelona I flew on Egyptair flight MS 0768 from BCN to CAI, unfortunately arriving too late to see the pyramids from the air. And thus the adventure begins.